Peter Stein

Peter Stein

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Singer songwriter

Biography

Ok so Im 58, it kinda crept up on me. I was born in a small hamlet at the time called Perth Australia. Never felt at home there really and wasnt interested in sport or a lot else except writing songs and poetry. My poems when I read them from that time werent great but they were a good outlet. I 1st learned violin about then when i got a guitar at 12 yrs old I connected with that immediately and havent put it down since. I spose I drove my mother crazy with it at the time and we both laugh about it now. I was there when Elvis started with HEARTBREAK HOTEL and that blew me away -- I had this intuition that here was something that was piercing the time and space continuum I was located in, something new and different, although it was just watered down blues really.....The next guy that blew me away was DYLAN with TIMES ARE A CHANGIN and I felt like here again was the voice of spirit speaking. I met Bob in 86 when he was in Sydney and spoke to him at the Entertainment centre backstage. It was surreal to meet someone who was virtually a childhood idol. Next was the BEATLES and they still blow me away. I've been to the JACARANDA pub in Liverpool and saw a copy of their letter of engagement to hamburg from what mustve been their 1st manager............................so then I get married, have kids who are all grown up and in the music bus and Im proud of. They record one of my songs IM NOT AFRAID OF ANYMORE (AKA Peter Stein) on their debut cd HOWLING BELLS which got 9/10 in NME in 2006. I wrote that song in a 'dark night of the soul' about 2005, for me when i woke up one night with the words and tune. I was lucky enough to get that song in a film called GODSPEED (2009) by director Robert Saitzyk. In 1998 the BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA recorded one of my songs called NOTHIN WITHOUT A HEART. They're grammy winners and have been on the rd for 60 yrs, a real bunch of guys who walk their talk and talk for God. Ive written about 2,000 - 3,000 songs as I just love love love writing songs. My tastes in music are diverse and maybe you've heard of a great singer from Australia called VINCE JONES recorded a lot of songs of mine in the 70's. I also won a lot of songwriter prizes ages ago -- I played in July 2009 at a blues bar in Berlin just off Papallee run by a guy called Shtreika who i was told "was in a big band in the GDR "(did i get the name right) and dug it!

Lyrics

I dream of a better world

Written By: peter Stein


I dream of a better time
comin’ for this world
I dream of a better time
comin’ for this world

No need for war
no need for guns
no need for hunger
no factories buildin’ bombs
I dream of a better time
comin’ for this world

No children goin’ hungry
no shoes on their feet
no need for terror
because there’ll be no more hate

I dream of a better time
comin’ for this world
I dream of a better time
comin’ for this world

Im not afraid anymore

Written By: Peter Stein

Ive been where
the sun don't shine
Ive been where
the trees have all died
Ive been where
theres no pathway or door
and Im not afraid anymore

Been in a place
where noone believed
in the things that I did
or the vision I'd see
so I had to protect my light
and not be afraid anymore

Fear is not real
unless you want it to be
its at a level of yourself
that serves some need
you can let it go
or hold on to the end
its all up to you my friend

Ive been where
the sun don't shine
Ive been where
the trees have all died
Ive been where
theres no pathway or door
and Im not afraid anymore

Pray

Written By: Peter Stein

Pray

I will pray for them
those that push and shove
with their families
trying to survive
on the minimum wage
I will pray for them
those that languish in
a prison cell
for a crime they did not commit
and I will pray for them
and I will pray for you

I will pray for them
those that sell their souls
from necessity
those that never stood a chance
I will pray for them
those that had to go to war
and had to die
before they got a chance to live
and I will pray for them
and I will pray for you

This world, this world
can be a savage place
It can tear
your heart and flesh
it can cut you deeper
than a knife can
better get some one
to pray for you

I will pray for them
those that lay in a bed
in a hospital
while outside the world
goes by
and I will pray for them
all the saints and sinners
in lifes parade
tell me which one are you
and I will pray for me
and I will pray for you

yeah I will pray for you etc

Little Bird

Written By: peter stein

Oh how i drifted
just like a ship
far out to sea
sometimes the waves rise
up so high
the land I cannot sea
Oh shine your light for me
guide me back to the shore
and when you shine
your light for me
I will be lost no more

There is a story
about a little bird
who wandered far from the trees
of the forest where she once lived
on a journey of discovery
Oh shine your light for me
guide me back to the shore
and when you shine
your light for me
I will be lost no more

oo oo

Shine

Written By: peter stein

You dont have to be afraid
you dont have to be sad
everything will work out fine
just you wait and see

You dont have to lose no sleep
someones watching over you
theres a rainbow after the gloom
just you wait and see

SHINE - shine from your
own inner being
SHINE - shine just like a star
in a deep black sky

Take a walk down hollaway rd
feel the drizzle on your face
ten angels dancing on a steeple
you dont have to be afraid

Pillar of salt

Written By: Peter Stein

Its written in the bible
page 654
God told her not to do that
just like she done before
Lots wife she did not listen
she had to turn around
became a pillar of salt
her feet fixed to the ground

PILLAR OF SALT
PILLAR OF SALT
DONT LOOK BACK
BECOME A PILLAR OF SALT

We all get into situations
we hate and reject
can take a lot of faith
to give it up and reject
but we oughtt do that
if wanna be kind to ourselves
and we wanna get to heaven
and get out of this hell

Im not afraid anymore

Written By: Peter Stein

Ive been where
the sun dont shine
Ive been where
the trees have all died
Ive been where
theres no pathway or door
and Im not afraid anymore

Been in a place
where noone believed
in the things that I did
or the vision I could see
so I had to protect my light
and not be afraid anymore

Fear is not real
unless you want it to be
at a level of yourself
it serves some need
you can let it go
or hang on to the end
its all up to you my friend

Ive been where
the sun dont shine
Ive been where
the trees have all died
Ive been where
theres no pathway or door
and Im not afraid anymore

tenderness

Written By: Peter Stein

Tenderness
is the cure for heartbreak
tender words
can ease a worried mind
tender hands
can rescue you from lonelines
wont you please
be tender with me tonite

Tenderness
is more precious than diamonds
and its rare
like rubies or gold

Tenderness
can calm the troubled waters
wont you please
be tender with me tonite
wont you please
be tender with me tonite

Discography

Love and redemption CD 06
Tear it down - CD - 2004
One more mile - CD - 2004
Playin it from the heart - CD - 2004 (instr)
Mercys door - CD - 1999

Set List

Hard rd, whose that comin, pillar of salt, trouble follow me down, Shout it, Fishermans net, bad women bad whisky