Peter Waldman

Peter Waldman

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Composer who can write in any style for bands, theatre, TV, and film. Check out samples at: musicbypeter.com

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Animal Conspiracy

Written By: Peter Waldman

My girlfriend’s a vegan,
But meat I can’t resist.
I know she’s thinking of leavin’,
every time we kiss.

She knows I ate chicken last year.
She threw out my hot dogs
and makes me eat Not Dogs and wheat…
I miss my meat.

So how can this work,
if I don’t lose this carnivorous quirk?
Could she love a beef-eating jerk?

(Bridge)
What have I done
to deserve this baloney?
It must be a part of some anti-meat conspiracy.
Why, should I be forced to choose,
between my girl and the food I can’t refuse?

(Chorus)
A talking bunny took my money
with a toothy grin.
A tricky mouse is in my house
and he won’t let me in.
An ugly duck just stole my truck.
Too bad for him it stalls.
A flying squirrel has got my girl.
She won’t return my calls.

(Bridge)
What have I done
to deserve all this cruelty?
It must be a part of some animal conspiracy.
Hey, there is no time left to lose.
Behave, or they’ll put us all in zoos.

(Verse 2)
I don’t eat squirrel or rabbit.
I don’t kill mice or hunt duck.
Yet in this world I inhabit,
these fools have run amok.

I just had a tuna fish sub.
That doesn’t count. Oh no!
She must have found the receipt…
I am dead meat.

It’s so wrong, I can’t begin,
that a foot-long did us in.
Since when is a sandwich a sin?

(Bridge)
What have I done
to deserve all this lunacy?
It must be a part of some animal conspiracy.
Take Care, for our time is getting short.
Beware, or they’ll shoot us just for sport.

(Chorus)
A talking bunny took my money
with a toothy grin.
A tricky mouse is in my house
and he won’t let me in.
An ugly duck just stole my truck.
Too bad for him it stalls.
A flying squirrel has got my girl.
She won’t return my calls.

(Bridge)
What have I done
to deserve all this cruelty?
It must be a part of some animal conspiracy.
Don’t go around the neighborhood.
(1st time) Stay home, or be fixed for your own good.
(2nd time) ‘Cause this ain’t the “Hundred-Acre Wood”.

Now I’m single and homeless,
and I can’t make a buck.
But I’m not that bitter, as I sit here,
eating duck liver pate,
in my truck.

You Never Know

Written By: Peter Waldman

(Verse I)
Years ago when I wore pink barrettes,
I pretended to get high.
Taking drags on candy cigarettes.
I don’t know why…
I went everywhere on roller skates,
watching people from afar,
holding hands while out on dates.
I found it all bizarre.

(Bridge)
I thought boys were stupid then,
and they probably were.
Then I met you made my heart stir.
It hasn’t stirred like that since then.
It’s so nice to see you again.

(Chorus)
What do you want out of life?
Need a sense of purpose.
In a race against time,
look beneath the surface.
Take that chance,
before it is gone.
You’ve waited so long.
You were ready for it years ago.
Could’ve run the show.
Maybe someday…you never know.

(Verse II)
Budding artist breaks his lease,
when she takes his breath away.
Aspirations of a masterpiece,
lead him astray…
To an island of creative bliss.
Partners struggle to survive
the inevitable hopelessness.
Only one can stay alive.

(Bridge)
Does the boy remember
choosing which path to take?
When I left you made my heart break.
I’ve had to fake it all since then.
It’s so nice to see you again.

(Chorus)
What do you want out of life?
Need a sense of purpose.
In a race against time,
look beneath the surface.
Take that chance,
before it is gone.
You’ve waited so long.
You were ready for it years ago.
Could’ve run the show.
Maybe someday…you never know.

(Verse III)
Sun comes up but never sets.
The past improves with time.
Fact or fiction or deep regrets.
Who comes to mind…
When the clock hits 2AM
and you find yourself alone.
Loose threads which you may hem,
from the fabric that she wove.

(Bridge)
Come on boy, you’re hangin’ on.
That life is no more.
Then I find you looking the same,
but having changed so much since then.
It’s so nice to see you again.

(Chorus)
What do you want out of life?
Need a sense of purpose.
In a race against time,
look beneath the surface.
Take that chance,
before it is gone.
You’ve waited so long.
You were ready for it years ago.
Could’ve run the show.
Maybe someday…you never know.