Peter Shaun Murray

Peter Shaun Murray

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Are you looking for upbeat and feel good music relating to life since the global crash? Peter Shaun Murray has somehow managed to capture his zest for life, his passion for people, his enthusiasm for his job, and his love for his wife and melted it into a musical masterpiece.

Biography

On almost a daily basis, Peter Shaun Murray pilots a seaplane above the scenic wonders of Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast, one of the most picturesque parts of Australia. Around noon he touches down on the sparkling waters just off MacLarens Landing at South Stradbroke Island and his passengers disembark for lunch. Pilot or not, there's no free lunch for Peter. To get his share of the massive feast on offer he takes to the stage and rattles off a few tunes, mostly his own, essentially singing for his supper.

And all this in his white pilot's uniform and bare feet. The best of both worlds? For Peter it is.

Peter Shaun Murray has two great passions, music and flight. He loves watching nervous passengers 'burst through the bubble', as he describes it – abandoning their fear of flying and simply giving in to the beauty and wonder that surrounds them. ‘The Gold Coast is such a beautiful place and to be able to show it to people from this angle is such a privilege’ he says.

John Mayer has been a big inspiration to Peter. He has never forgotten the freedom and glorious insight he experienced as he flew home one day, dodging white puffs of cloud while he listened to 'No Such Thing'. 'That song motivated me and things came together,' Peter says. 'It all just fell into place.'

And before we go any further, of course there is another Pete Murray out there in the music world. Actually, Peter Shaun Murray is glad of the fact: 'Pete Murray wrote a very inspiring song called ‘Opportunity’ and he introduced me to the capo, which made a huge and positive difference to my playing and song writing,' Peter states.

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts. If your view of life has been a little clouded of late. If you're feeling a bit 'dusty', or if you find yourself in the dark grip of depression then for your own sakes, give 'Sing Out Loud' a spin. There's passion and honesty in Peter Shaun Murray's music. If he can change people's beliefs in a plane, he can certainly do it with his songs.

Growing up, Peter shared various flats and houses with other young people. When he took up guitar he found himself banished to a disused chook shed. After a few months he wrote a song about his housemates that was good enough to get him back inside the house. ‘I learned the hard way. You have to give people what they want, before they will listen to you’ He says.

It was during his apprenticeship as an electrician in South Australia that Peter was electrocuted and died. After being brought around by defibrillation and a cocktail of five different drugs he remembers nothing but blackness for about three weeks. Peter's first memory was trying to re-learn the guitar with heavily-bandaged fingers, due to the skin grafts.

'Life's been a struggle on occasions. But moving to the Gold Coast has been fantastic for my wife and I and it is one of the things that inspired me to start writing music again. I have played Covers for years, but I had not written another song since the first one I wrote for my housemates back in 1980.'

'Sing Out Loud' is a masterpiece. Somehow, Peter Shaun Murray has gathered all the things that motivate and inspire him – dolphins weaving through crystalline waters, the joy he experiences in helping other overcome their innermost fears, the sense of snapping the chains and flying free – and melted it all down into his music. 'Sing Out Loud' is alchemy. Lead into gold.

Listen to this album and your first instinct is to smile. Start with a great hook - Check. Write from the heart - Check. Connect with the listener - Check. By the time the last track 'Put it to Bed' has played itself out your smile has wafted gently down through your soul like a leaf and settled upon calm and soothing waters. Take a deep breath. Play it again.

After each flight, Peter asks all his passengers how they rate the experience.

You'll rate 'Sing Out Loud' the same as his passengers rate Peter's joy flights. Ten out of ten.

Lyrics

Sing out Loud

Written By: Peter S Murray

I’m sitting here watching the world, thinking the time has come
Been watching the News, playing some tunes and doing what needs to be done
Maybe it's time for me to shine and show you the way to go
I’ve got to open my eyes, beam with a smile and feel my new energy grow

Maybe it's time to move along now
Maybe it's time for me to grow
I’ve got to step up I’ve got to find the way to go
Maybe it's time to sing out loud

I’m going to ask a lot of questions I’m going to learn from my mistakes
I’m going to feel the love, create my own destiny and keep on living this dream
I’ll spend time together, time for reflection; I’m going to make it all come true
I’m going to keep moving forward, I’ll set the right attitude and make sure I follow though yeah

Maybe it's time for me to fly now
Maybe it's time for me to glow
I’ve got to step up I’ve got to find the way to go
Now’s the time I sing it out loud

Now's the time for you to shine now
Now's the time for you to glow
You’ve got to step up; you’ve got to find the way to go
Now's the time you sing out loud

God knows it feels good, to be part of this world
To fly with the birds, cruise with dolphins and experience the thrills of life
You have the chance, the choice is yours, what are you going to do
You’ve got to Google my name, learn some new things, but make sure you follow through yeah.

This is the time for us to shine now
This is the time for us to glow
We’ve got to step up; we’ve got to find the way to go
Now's the time we sing out loud oh yeah
Now is the time we sing out loud

Alright Now

Written By: Peter S Murray

The feeling is great when I’m in control and I know what’s coming when I set it as my goal
Each day is new, stand tall and be proud, I play it cool I stand out from the crowd
Life is a privilege I keep up the pace the laughter in my life puts a smile on my face
My happiness comes when I’m true to myself I take the time to learn it’s really not a race now

It’s alright now
It feels real good now
Shout it out now
It’s alright now

Two days is all it took to write this song, it’s a chapter in my life it will help me move along
All that’s left to do now is put it out there I’ll show it to the world and see if they care
Can I really do it, will I have to fake it. I’m really kind of nervous I’m hoping that I’ll make it
The only way to find out is to put it on the web see if it is worthy and the people sing along now

Sing along now
It’s alright now
It feels real good now
Shout it out now
It’s alright now

Two chords is all it took to write this song I kept it kind of simple so you could jam along
Grab a guitar and have yourself a go it feels real good when you get into the flow now

Get into the flow now
It’s alright now
It feels real good now
Shout it out now
It’s alright now
It feels real good now
Shout it out now
Its alright now

Shout it out now
It’s alright now
Shout it out now

It's alright now
Shout it out now
It’s alright now
Shout it out now
It’s alright now

Put it to bed

Written By: Peter S Murray

I’ve said all the things that I’ve wanted to say
I’ve worked real hard and I’ve toiled day after day
It’s been a blast I’ve enjoyed learning to play
I’ve sung out loud and I’ve spoken to you today

But now it’s coming to an end
I’ve tried not to offend
I hope you don’t mind what I’ve said
But its time to put it to bed

I’ve seen the world for what it is today
I’ve watched the people I’ve observed just how they play
I’ve tried my best and I’m hoping that they’ll pay
Cause if they do it will mean I’m on my way

But now it’s come to the end
I’ve tried not to offend
I hope you don’t mind what I’ve said
But its time to put it to bed

Now is the time for me to go away
So thanks for your time and I’ll let you be on your way
I know it’s been great and I wish that I could stay
But now is the time I’ve got to say G’day

But now it’s coming to an end
I’ve tried not to offend
I hope you don’t mind what I’ve said
But its time to put it to bed

But now it’s come to the end
I hope you don’t mind what I’ve said
I’ve tried hard not to offend
But now is the time to put it on-line I’ve got to put it to bed
Now is the time to put it on-line I’ve got to put it to bed

Survive

Written By: Peter S Murray

Dolphins swimming past right outside my front door
Nature beautiful some days you can’t want more
And its days like these that you feel so alive
Feel the good things it’s not hard to survive

But I don’t know who I am
And I don’t know where to go
And I can’t quite get the rhythm
And I am struggling to survive

To survive, to survive, to survive, to survive

Today I’m going to fly, fly high up in the sky
I’ll see dolphins swim again and I’ll watch them cruise on by
If life’s so wonderful then why sometimes do I cry
I’ve got to love my life ‘cause I already know what its like to die

But I don’t know who I am
And I don’t know where to go
And I can’t quite get the rhythm
And I am struggling to survive

To survive, to survive, to survive, to survive

And my love will be there, she be waiting for me, when I land
It feels so good now when I’m holding her hand
Her love is beautiful it keeps me going and helps me stand
When you love someone so much you finally understand

That I know now who I am
And I know just where to go
And I finally feel the rhythm
And I am thriving not just surviving

‘Cause I’ll survive, I’ll survive, I’ll survive, I’ll survive

I’ll survive, I’ll survive, I’ll survive, I’ll survive

Somedays

Written By: Peter S Murray

Some days you feel so alone
Some days you want to stay home
Some days you don’t really care
Some days it doesn’t seem fair

Some days you feel so sad
Some days you want to be mad
Some days you feel lots of pain
But some days there’s a lot to gain

It’s ok
Everything will work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause baby
You’re in for a real good time

Some days the things that we see
Some days you love to be free
Some days the smile on your face
Makes it worth running the race

Some days you never feel better
Some days you write a good letter
Some days you feel very kind
And some days you get left behind

It’s ok
It’s just going to work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause baby
Were in for a real good time

Some days you feel lots of love
Some days it comes from above
Some days you feel on the mend
And some things come to an end

It’s ok
Everything will work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause baby
We’re in for a real good time

And it’s ok
Everything will work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause baby
You’re in for a real good time

‘Cause it’s going to be ok
Everything’s working out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause maybe
You’re in for a real good time

It’s ok
Everything will work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause baby
We’re in for a real good time

Yeah it’s ok
Everything will work out fine
Keep on heading your way ‘cause maybe
We're in for a real good, in for a real good, in for a real good time

Good to Dream

Written By: Peter S Murray

I’m standing here today working my way trying to do my best
Writing some words singing my song trying to get some rest
It’s been 8 days since I’ve wound down I think I deserve the break
But today I am going to tell you what keeps me going before its too late

It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream
It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream it's good to dream

It’s pictures and things, wild and free, running around in my head
Fantasies, thoughts and goals, sometimes it’s when I’m in bed
Having a dream keeps me strong its something I look forward to
Emotions that pass through my mind it’s something I want to come true

It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream
It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream it’s good to dream

Good to dream
I’m standing here today working my way trying to do my best
Playing some music dreaming a story putting it to the test
Life’s pretty hectic, it’s hard to stay connected, but I know its all for the best
I love my dreams I go for them I’ll settle for nothing less

It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream
It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream it’s good to dream

It’s good to dream

I’ve put my dream to the test you can come and see what I’ve done
Buy the book learn from the best you’ll find that its lots of fun

It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream
It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream

It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream
It’s good to dream you know what I mean
It’s good to dream it’s good to dream it’s good to dream

Billy Ray

Written By: Peter S Murray

I want to tell you a story that might just change your day
It’s about a man his name is Billy Ray
His son just died blew himself away
Now Billy Ray’s sad he’s sliding down a real big wave
He’s hurting real bad he’s living day by day
I want to tell him I’m sorry but it's only words I say
If I had the cure he would be on his way
Give me the answer so he can have a better day

I know how you’re feeling it’s a hell of a fight
I know you can do it; it will work out all right
Try to stay calm and the tears will go away
I know what you’re thinking will it turn out right
And if you believe then it just might
Try and take control you can make the pain go away

I’m singing this song hoping to cheer up your day
You feel bad now but good things are coming your way
Life is short so make the most of today
‘Cause when it’s bad you’ve got to find your own way
So you’ve got your problems so has Billy Ray
His son just died the pain won’t go away
So give it some time think of someone you love
Pick up the phone you got to give to get some love

I know how you’re feeling it’s a hell of a fight
I know you can do it; it will work out all right
Try to stay calm and the tears will go away
I know what you’re thinking will it turn out right
And if you believe then it just might
Try and take control you can make the pain go away

This is a story that really cut me deep
I felt it in my soul it nearly made me weep
If you find me the answer I’ll post it for all to see
‘Cause it’s my way of dealing with this horrible tragedy

I know how you’re feeling it’s a hell of a fight
I know you can do it; it will work out all right
Try to stay calm and the tears will go away
I know what you’re thinking will it turn out right
And if you believe then it just might
Try and take control you can make the pain go away
Take the pain away; take the pain away; take the pain away

Coming Good Now

Written By: Peter S Murray

I come from a land they call down under
It’s full of great people the scenery’s a wonder
With pristine beaches and wide-open spaces
And lots of pretty girls with beautiful faces

It’s the land of opportunity with lots to do
We have our own lingo with names like Blue
And the people are friendly they great you with a smile
We go out of our way we’ll walk a country mile – for you

But we’ve had a tough time with the global crash
The government stepped in they gave us some cash
And we learnt our lesson we didn’t quit
Now because of this it looks like we’ve made it

Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all going to be fine
Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all all all going to be fine

We have a lot of pride and our people are so clever
With lots of good ideas we never say never
We make the most of life we try new things
Maybe it’s the time to spread our wings yeah

We’ve had a lot of chances and we’ve made a few mistakes
Some of us got greedy some were even snakes
But we’ve learnt from the past its time to move on
We have the opportunity to make a new dawn, create a new dawn yeah

Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all going to be fine
Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all all all going to be fine

Thanks to the people that made us who we are
We’ve come together we’ve come so far
So now is the time to learn from our mistakes
We’ve got to stick together and do what it takes

And thanks to the people who made this lots of fun
It’s our way of giving I’m glad we’ve got it done
We hope that the words do strike a cord
And the message we send gets to the core

Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all going to be fine
Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all all all

Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all going to be fine
Yeah it’s all coming good now
Yeah it’s all all all going to be fine

I come from a land they call down under
It’s full of great people the scenery’s a wonder
So thanks for being who you are now

You and Me

Written By: Peter S Murray

I know how it feels when you’re feeling down. I can’t explain
The world seems so small when I look around. I feel the pain
Then you came along my world changed you know who I am
The pain went away it doesn’t matter I don’t give a damn, don't give a damn

When I look in your eyes I see the moon shining through
And it feels like my dreams are finally coming true
And when I see you smile well my heart it skips a beat
You’re the one for me it’s you I love because you are so sweet, you're so sweet

And it’s you and me babe we’ve come so far we’ve made it through
We can go together and make the most just me and you
So why don’t we travel and see the world for what it is
And we’ll meet new people together we will
It will all be bliss, it will be bliss

I love you so much and thanks to you I’ll make it through
And good times are coming I know it’s all because of you
So thanks for your patience we’ve stuck together through good and bad
So let’s make a promise and go together I’m no longer sad, I'm not sad

And it’s you and me babe we’ve come so far we’ve made it through
We can go together and make the most just me and you
So why don’t we travel and see the world for what it is
And we’ll meet new people together we will
It will all be bliss, it will be bliss

We’ve had our rough times but we stayed together we stuck like glue
And now things have changed the dream is good it’s coming true
So let’s make the most and do the things we’ve talked about
You deserve the best you’ve worked so hard no longer a drought, without a doubt

And it’s you and me babe we’ve come so far we’ve made it through
We can go together and make the most just me and you
So why don’t we travel and see the world for what it is
And we’ll meet new people together we will

And it’s you and me babe we’ve come so far we’ve made it through
We can go together and make the most just me and you
So why don’t we travel we'll see the world for what it is
And we’ll meet new people together we will
It will all be bliss, it will be bliss, it will be bliss, it will be bliss

Getaway

Written By: Peter S Murray

Monday to Friday
All I do is grind away
I’ve got to do it their way
Just to get my pay
Sometimes I can’t see
Why I have to agree
Some days I even plea
I just want to be free

I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go now
I’ve got to go and get away
I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go
And Getaway and getaway now

I dream of a place to go
To the beach or the snow
Visit people that I know
Go and spend my dough
It’s hard to keep it clean
Especially if the boss is mean
So I drink more caffeine
At least that keeps me keen

I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go now
I’ve got to go and get away
I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go
And Getaway

And getaway now

Sometimes I just don’t know what to do
Sometimes it’s hard just to see it though
Sometimes I don’t even have a clue
Sometimes I wish it would all come true
And I could getaway getaway

I work hard everyday
No time left to play
The office is small and grey
I want to do it my way

All I want is spare time
Just to go and unwind
Get away from the grind
I want to leave it all behind

And go now; just go now
I’ve got to go and get away
I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go
And Getaway and getaway

I've got to go now; I’ve got to go now
I’ve got to go and get away
I’ve got to go now; I’ve got to go
And Getaway and getaway

Discography

Alright Now
Sing out Loud
Coming Good Now
I'll Survive
Billy Ray
Somedays
Good to Dream
Getaway
You and Me
Put it to bed