Pete Lynch

Pete Lynch

 Denver, Colorado, USA
SoloRockAlternative

Spirited, passionate & deep!

Biography

 Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA on March 31st, PETE LYNCH shares his birth date with Joseph Haydn, Ewan McGregor and AC/DC's Angus Young. Raised in a highly musical family, PETE LYNCH discovered his love for music at a tender age. At six he purchased his first album, "The Who - Live at Leeds." A few weeks later, he picked up his father's guitar and began learning his first chords from his dad, a Czech dissident. Shortly after PETE'S parents decided to move to Europe. The rest of his childhood and youth were shaped by living in a foreign country, experiencing his mother and father getting divorced, getting in trouble with the law and, being torn between two continents. Experiences that had a profound impact on him. He was eleven when he moved on to playing the bass guitar, formed his first band and played his first concerts. Three years later PETE LYNCH decided to move back to Virginia. At sixteen PETE once again packed his bags and moved to Europe where he played in various bands, putting all his energy and time into writing songs, training his voice and vocal skills, and toured the continent playing in subways, in clubs and at festivals. He also supported bands such as the Go-Betweens, the Godfathers, Nina Hagen, and Concrete Blonde. Nina Hagen and PETE'S friend Simon Hinkler, the guitarist of The Mission encouraged him to pursue his vocal training and to launch a solo career. Currently PETE LYNCH has his home base in Denver and in Vienna.

Lyrics

Nothing More Painful Than The Truth

Written By: Pete Lynch

Nothing More Painful Than The Truth
Words and music by Pete Lynch

You stumble, you fall, ony our knees you crawl
Through darkness deprived of light
You freeze at night, lost in blindness
Begging you please forgive my mediocrity, my weakness
Nothing more painful than the truth

No more hiding from myself and pretending I am someone else
No more lying to myself and fooling myself
I will pull you down, I will pull you down, I will pull you down
Yes I will pull you down with me

Reduced to lies and bloodshot eyes, you've been rejected
You lost yourself, tried to find yourself, you've been neglected
Begging you please forgive my mediocrity, my weakness
Nothing more painful than the truth

No more hiding from myself and pretending I am someone else
No more lying to myself and fooling myself
I will pull you down, I will pull you down, I will pull you down
Yes I will pull you down with me

©2011 Pete Lynch

Hate Me Like I Hate Myself

Written By: Pete Lynch

Hate me like I hate myself
Words and music by Pete Lynch

You can't hurt me as bad as I can hurt you
You won't deny me like I will deny you
You won't betray me like I will betray you
You can't hurt me as bad as I can hurt you

The deeper you dig the harder you will fall
The more you beg the further you will crawl
I wrote this warning on your bedroom wall
The deeper you dig the harder you will fall

Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!
Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!

Burn down your bridges and set your house ablaze
The Place you were born the home in which you were raised
Clear your throat, wash out that bitter taste
Burn down your bridges and set your house ablaze

Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!
Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!

I had a bad dream, just a bad dream, I had a bad dream my love
I had a bad dream, just a bad dream, I had a bad dream my love
wake me from this bad dream ,from this bad dream, from this bad dream my love
I had a bad dream, just a bad dream, it's a bad dream my love!

Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!
Can you hate me like I hate myself? Hate me like I hate myself!

©2011 Pete Lynch

Swim

Written By: Pete Lynch

Swim
Words and music by Pete Lynch

Time to say good bye one more time
No more excuses, no warning signs
Time to say good bye just one more time
No more excuses, no lies
Time to say good bye

Here and now, my childhood fears
Close my eyes won't disappear
You abandoned me for a whim
You left me here to sink or swim

Swim! Swim!

Time to say good bye one more time
No more excuses, no warning signs
Time to say good bye one more time
No more excuses, no lies
Time to say good bye

Now that all dark clouds have cleared
I can't reach out to you my dear
You gave up on me I could never win
You left me here to sink or swim

Swim! Swim!

Time to say good bye one more time
No more excuses, no warning signs
Time to say good bye one last time
No more excuses, no lies
Time to say good bye

This is a song I wrote for you
(You said it' be so easy)
When the nights are long and the days are too
This is a song I wrote for you
(You said it' be so easy)
Yes it's true, just for you
My song for you

©2011 Pete Lynch

Discography

Pete Lynch Discography
"Nothing more Painful Than The Truth", EP, October 17. 2010
"Face Me!", Album, March 21. 2011
"One Way Is Enough", Soundtrack "One Way Trip", October 12. 2011
"Keep 'Em Comin", Soundtrack "Taking It Back", Winner Of The 2014 Austin Film Festival Audience Award

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Set List

The PETE LYNCH setlist consists of 100% true PETE LYNCH originals, except for one or two odd cover songs. PETE LYNCH is happy when the crowd is happy. No matter how big or small the audience is, his main objective is to perform a great show! He adjusts every show (whether 20, 40, 60 or 90 minutes long) to the audience and the venue so that everyone will go home smiling, with sweet memories and a strong desire to hear more. PETE LYNCH will play anywhere he's welcome and on any stage that fits his ego :-)

A typical PETE LYNCH setlist might look like this:

Come Down
Hate Me Like I Hate Myself
Sometimes Love Is Not Enough
In My Head
I'm Mad At You
Nothing More Painful Than The Truth
Monster
The Silence
Who Do You Love?
Thank You!
Sticks And Stones
Make No Mistake
Ain't My Place

Encores:
Swim
Seven Seas
Why do you love me?

Equipment:
One guitar amp, one bass amp, mac(i-phone :-) and a standard drumkit. Total of two microphones up front, one for the main vocal in