All These Things

by Theresa Peterson

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released August 10, 2018

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Theresa Peterson Boulder, Colorado

Her songs have been called "achingly beautiful" with themes that call up our deepest dreams and nostalgias. Peterson is taking her genre of Dreamamericana to the next level this new decade with her most raw and honest endeavor yet - a string of self-recorded, self-produced singles, beginning with the release of "Bouquet" in January 2020. ... more

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Track Name: All These Things Are You
Taking walks and chewing gum
An oldies song I like to hum
Curlers and Toyota trucks
Sun tea and Diet Coke
Lullabies in church pews
Ankle socks and tennis shoes
The stripes in the swimming pool
House paint and gardening tools

You are all these things
And all these things are you

A cemetery gate
A baseball field when it's getting late
A hokey country song
A sermon that lasts too long
Robert Redford movies
Ghost stories and history
Belt buckles and snakeskin boots
A turn of phrase that tells the truth

You are all these things
And all these things are you

PBS and cans of peas
An Oldsmobile with fabric seats
Ruffled pillows and satin scraps
Clothes that you sew by hand
Fancy pins and birthstone rings
House phones, answering machines
Coffee in the afternoon
Marble jars and Sunday school

You are all these things
And all these things are you

You're any empty swing set
Made up words I can't forget
The subtle wave in her blond hair
Baby dolls and clothes they wear
Easter eggs and birthday cakes
The smile on his sun-kissed face
Little hands and little spoons
Lemonade and purple rooms

You are all these things
And all these things are you
Track Name: Copper Pennies
I've never seen anybody run so fast
Like wherever you were going you were never coming back
But I was too afraid to ask
Now I'm feeling hopeless
Cause I'll never know and

We're as frozen as an icy pond
I don't know if I can wait until the summer thaw
Even though it won't be long
Till it's not as cold
I don't know if I can hold on

You're as charming as you want to be
There's no limit to the things you could get out of me
I would do it happily
If you told me wait up
I would gladly stay

Copper pennies and silver dimes
I'd pay anything to know if you were mine
The only thing you want is time
And if I can afford it
I will give you more of mine

You're as fickle as a house cat too
Never knowing what you want or what you want to do
Now my mind is changing too
But when I try to see straight
Still all I can see is you

Copper pennies and silver dimes
I'd pay anything to know if you were mine
The only thing you want is time
And if I can afford it
I will give you more of mine
Track Name: High
Well who the hell are you
To come walking straight through
Did you sense what I was hurting for
And what you want from me
You can take everything
There's so little that I need anymore

I don't need
A goddamn thing
But I still keep you around to get me

High
High
High

Well how did you get in
Was it a broken fence
A busted lock or did you have a key
Maybe I let you in
Like a sometimes friend
But I just can't seem to make you leave

I don't need
A goddamn thing
But I still keep you around to get me

High
High
High

High
High
High

I can't keep from listening when you speak
Can’t keep from following your lead
I’m still hanging around, I’m still hanging around
I can't keep from listening when you speak
Can’t keep from following your lead
Tell me what’s that suppose to mean

I don’t need
A goddamn thing
But I still keep...
I don't need
A goddamn thing
But I still keep you around to get me

High
High
High

High
High
High
Track Name: I Worry, But I'm Glad
See that old truck turn the corner
But it's too far for me to see
If it's dented on the back bumper like yours used to be

I hate that it brings me comfort
To think I might see you around
To think about how we still share the streets of this town

I worry, but I'm glad
That I'll never stop wanting to see you again

I still go down to the bookstore
But it's close to your job so I try
To go on the weekends when I'm sure you won't be walking by

I know there's no chance you'll be there
Still I imagine what I might do
If I come around an aisle and happen to run into you

I worry, but I'm glad
That I'll never stop wanting to see you again

Every bike light blinking
Up that hill on my way home
Every time I second guess
If I'm happier now that I'm alone
Every bright blue ballcap standing in the grocery line
I still always think that it's you
But I'm scared to be right

I worry, but I'm glad
That I worry that I'm glad
I worry, but I'm glad
That I'll never stop wanting to see you again
Track Name: Summer Song
Come on baby let's have some fun
It's okay I promise I won't tell no one
If you smile at me
Come on smile at me now

This late summer heat is burning up the road
Jump in the car and I won't tell a soul
We'll drive up to the mountains
Wherever God tells us to go

You'll be the stars, I'll be the moon
We don’t need no one to answer to
But we'll be together all night
Just like we always wanted to

Roll down the windows
Turn up the wind
Turn up the radio and make me feel like a kid
Pour me some sunshine, let it leave its glow on my skin

Sing me a song like only you can
Sing me one of your stories in melodies and rants
And I'll tap my foot along
Tap it a little closer to yours

You be the coal, I'll be the flame
After burning together we'll never be the same
Just one night honey, one night is all it would take

If you look below and see you've gone too far
Set your troubles down and pitch your tent on my heart
And you can stay there baby
Stay there as long as you want

And if you take me in your arms
Hold me up to the light
See everything I'm feeling for you, everything I fight
But that's ok cause I just might let you tonight

You'll be the stars, I'll be the moon
Draw you up in the night and you'll feel the pull
And shine so bright baby as I dance in arcs around you
You'll be the stars, I'll be the moon
Draw you up in the night and you'll feel the pull
And shine so bright baby as I dance in arcs around you
Track Name: Whatever Comes to Me
Whatever comes to me
I hope it finds me well
I hope I'm better by the time I get to someone else

Whatever comes to me
I hope it's for the best
I hope something perfect rises out of all this mess

All this silence
All this time alone
All this hope
Can it be
Something better's on the other side for me

Whatever comes to me
I hope I can stay still
Long enough for it to bless me like I know it will

Whatever comes to me
I hope I hold it close
If it's everything I've waited for
I hope I know

All this silence
All this time alone
All this hope
Can it be
Something better's on the other side for me

All this silence
All this letting go
All this hope
Can it be
Something better's on the other side for me
Can I do better with whatever comes to me
Whatever comes to me
Track Name: It Feels Like a Good Night
It feels like a good night
To sleep in your clothes
TV still glowin
Playing some show
You don't even like
You just like the company

It feels like a good night
To dish with your friends
On how the night ended
Over a drink
You don't even like
You just like to hold it in your hand

As if one more round
Would be enough time
To say everything that's going through your head
And one more sleepless night
Would be enough
To show that someone that
They don't know what they had

It feels like a good night
To sit by the lake
Campfire making
Everything warm
Everything right
Like you've never been lonely

It feels like a good night
To look at the stars
Wherever you are
And know you're a part
Of something greater
So you don't have to be lonely

You make one more wish
On one more plane
You know it's not a star but you want it to come true
One more line
Of the song you sing
And you realize no one's listening to you
But what can you do

It feels like a good night
To hold your own hand
Make your own plan
Pick up a pen
Write your own ending
Because this is your story

It feels like a good night
Even when you're tired
And everything's hard
And nothing's for sure
Except that you're alone tonight
And it still feels like a good night

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