Peggy Reeder

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ABOUT THIS ALBUM:

Best listened to on headphones.


The songs on this CD were all written and recorded by me, Peggy Reeder, between 2014 and 2016 and actually not initially meant to be released. I started writing and recording in my bedroom as a fun project (because recording songs that have never been recorded before is much more fun than doing covers!) but thought I'd share them now and let people hear what I did.

All profits from this CD will go towards my university education.
Thank you for buying this music and supporting me!



Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this record, especially
my father, Dan Reeder, for providing all the equipment, always answering my questions, investing a lot of time, effort and thought and mastering;
Nils, for the headphones, beeing a good roommate and letting me borrow your laptop when mine wouldn't work;
Artur Engler, for the cover design;
Anja, for the drawing;
Emmy, for pre-listening to the earliest songs;
Amanda, for listening and giving unqualified opinions that were valuabe, nevertheless;
Das Phantom, for dealing with me only singing the high harmonies even though the walls were paper-thin;
my family for just letting me do what I wanted to do;
Rosi, for being the best cat.

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released September 11, 2016

All songs written, performed & recorded by Peggy Reeder.
"Mastered" by Dan Reeder

September 2016

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Track Name: Ich liege hier
Du bist da und ich bin hier
und ich schlag die Zeit tot
weiß nicht wohin mit ihr
Ich kann dich fast nicht mehr erreichen
du bist die ganze Zeit auf Reisen
und ich, ich liege hier

Doch jede gute Literatur hat keinen Plot auf dem Rücken,
aber wenn ich so zurückdenk' krieg ich ein schlechtes Gewissen
Hab ich zu wenig gesehen, zu viel getan,
hab ich die Wege verfehlt, die doch eigentlich da waren?
War das hier eigentlich der falsche Weg?

Du bist da und ich bin hier
und ich schlag die Zeit tot
weiß nicht wohin mit ihr
Du bist weit weg und postest Bilder
Sonne, Meer, lachende Kinder
und ich spaziere hier

Doch jede gute Literatur hat keinen Plot auf dem Rücken,
aber wenn ich so zurückdenk' krieg ich ein schlechtes Gewissen
Hab ich zu wenig gesehen, zu viel getan,
hab ich die Wege verfehlt, die doch eigentlich da waren?
War das hier eigentlich schlecht?

Doch jede gute Literatur hat keinen Plot auf dem Rücken,
aber wenn ich so zurückdenk' krieg ich ein schlechtes Gewissen,
aber was ich hiervon mitnehm' sind mehr als ein paar Briefe,
von denen ich eigentlich mehr schreibe als ich kriege,
aber geholfen hat es trotzdem

Jetzt bist du da, du bist wieder hier
und ich schlag immer noch die Zeit tot
Ich liege hier
Track Name: Let me
Let me take it high
the music's making me cry
I am alright
My voice is almost gone
I've been singing for far too long
nothing's wrong

As four people start to sing
and everybody just joins in
it's happening

Let me take it high
the music's making me cry
I am alright
My voice is almost gone
I've been singing for far too long
nothing's wrong

The echo of the staircase
makes everything much louder in my ear
the sound never disappears

Let me take it high
the music's making me cry
I am alright
My voice is almost gone
I've been singing for far too long
nothing's wrong

And even though it's freezing cold
and I'm sitting right next to the door

Let me take it high
the music's making me cry
My voice is almost gone
I've been singing for far too long
nothing's wrong

Let me take it high
the music's making me cry
tonight
Track Name: Summer
I just got myself three new hoodies
'cause it's gotten cold
You messaged me saying
you were staying home
I asked you how the vibes were
and you said they were low
and I can imagine that
because you didn't respond to my joke

And I know that's a bad sign
there is a deadline
a choice is yet to be made
and it's up to this evening,
take it or leave it,
it's gonna be bad either way

I heat some leftover curry up
sit on the counter, read a book
and I haven't been outside all day
I'm still wearing my pj's
and I guess it's too late to change for today anyway
so I decide to chill and stay home
until I get a message that you're going

And I guess that's a good sign
there was a deadline
a choice has been made
Track Name: Harmony
I love you for casually trashing in a harmony,
moving to the beat with your fingers and your feet,
sitting in your armchair, sending voice mails to some friend of yours
I think you're incredible
And that might seem irrational but you could get some cash, you know,
singing on a stage instead of working for the wage you get
for sitting at the check-out counter, looking desperate for six hours
on your Saturday afternoons

I love you for making me shake and nod my head
when I listen to the track you recorded with your dad
'cause I can just picture you standing in the vocal booth,
the way you place your feet, the way your hands move
you had to get up early to sing at ten o'clock
you're throat is still clogged up and your voice still shot
and you're doing it for no money, just doing it for the fun of it
but isn't that kind of funny cause that's what I make money with
and I didn't even ask for it

I love you for listening to the songs that I send
even though the one got stuck at 98%
the first time you listened to it in the USA
you said your emotions took you away
I think that's flattering 'cause when I say "It's happening"
you're almost always part of or the reason for the magic things
and I don't think you're aware of that
and sometimes that makes me sad
because your grades don't support the message that I have
and your talent is invisible so noone ever asks
Talks about your future make you feel uncomfortable,
so many dumb questions but you are not the only one
I can feel the pressure that is put on you
make a decision what you're gonna do
but you are a singer and I know that you know
and you're gonna end up making music for sure
you're always saying playing the piano is too stressful
but you can sing, just get up there and let go

I love you for who you are and doing what you always do
because it's not an effort, it is just a part of you
and maybe that's the reason why I'm so amazed
that you are not getting any of the praise that I get
and I am undecided if I should tell them that I don't like it
when they don't realize this
but of course that's not what I do
Instead I'm telling you in private
this was the nicest thing you could have done
and you nearly cried while reading this
but I was just telling the truth

Yes, I love you for casually trashing in a harmony
because I always used to only sing the melody
and I guess it was enough for you for me to do it steadily
but frankly, I don't think I did anything
And people just assume but assuming is wrong
and that's the reason I am singing this song
because no matter how far I look back
you were always at least one step ahead
And I made money singing songs I didn't write
even though I was way far behind you vocally
it was totally impossible to achieve the things you could do
And you didn't believe me when I told you that
that summer night when we lay in our bunk beds
I was amazed that you were amazed about my amazement
it was strange

But I love you for thinking and singing things just like me
because sometimes that is just what I need
For us to start, switch, switch again, then stop
awkward silence, we're both smiling just to build it up
again afterwards, you don't know the actual words
you're just singing nonsense you are claiming to have heard
and I don't know the lyrics, either
and whatever I do, your voice always seems cleaner

Yes I love you for sitting in church right next to me
and afterwards you'd tell me you were doubting your abilities
I love you for casually trashing in your harmony
when I'm sitting on your bed singing "Kiss me"
Track Name: Dick und weich
Sie sitzt auf dem Tisch auf der Zeitung, die ich lesen will
ich schubs' sie weg, aber sie setzt sich gleich wieder hin
und das geht doch nicht, eine Katze gehört nicht auf den Tisch,
aber sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Manchmal wach ich auf und sie liegt auf mir drauf
ich kann mich leider nicht bewegen, aber ich muss raus
Nein, sie muss nicht zur Schule gehen,
sie bleibt lieber im Bett bis um 10,
sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Wenn es warm ist, legt sie sich draußen hin und sonnenbadet
Auf dem warmen Boden liegen bleiben
mitten in dem Haufen von Ameisen
sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Und wenn es Futter gibt, ja dann beeilt sie sich,
beim Rennen schwankt ihr dicker Bauch von links nach rechts
Miau, miau, miau
miau, miau, miau,
miau, miau, miau, miau, miau, miau, miau, miau
sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich

Sie ist

Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu, viel zu dick und weich
Viel zu dick und weich,
viel zu dick und weich
Track Name: Rosi
Jumping on the counter, drinking from the faucet,
waiting at 10:30 for some food
climbing on my bed and lying on my blanket,
taking up all the room
Running through the hedge when I come back home
but then walking by herself like she's all alone,
playing with me from the balcony
but she's too lazy to get down

I just can't say no to her
she's just so much better
than any other cat
much fatter, much softer, much better in any other way
no matter how pretty others are
Rosi is the best

Running through the rooms like she's the queen,
making all the humans angry but she doesn't seem to care
a bit, oh no
Waiting in the bathroom for someone to put some water in the sink
so she can drink out of it
then walking around with her dirty, wet paws
so the floor has her little paw prints on it
Lying in the sun, bathing in the sand with the ants
on the warm and dirty ground
but lying around is boring
so she's just rolling, rolling, rolling around

I just can't say no to her
she's just so much better
than any other cat
much fatter, much softer, much better in any other way
no matter how pretty others are
Rosi is the best

And while we're fighting about who gave her too much to eat
she's sitting there right next to me
almost falling asleep

I just can't say no to her
she's just so much better
than any other cat
much fatter, much softer, much better in any other way
no matter how pretty others are
Rosi is the best

Rosi is the best
Rosi is the best
Track Name: Don't cry
We two have been through a lot together now
and usually when I think of you
I have a smile on my face and think about
the stupid things we used to do
But now you're gone, at three in the morning
you just packed your bags and left
you didn't fail to scare me one last time
by leaving the puppet in your bed

So don't cry when I leave again,
don't cry when I go
it's not a reason to get all teary-eyed now
it's not a reason to go home

You bought a bag, a pair of pants for way too much
you told me about your funny dreams
you'd come out your room in the morning, waking up,
and pour old coffee in your cup
But now you're gone, the kitchen is empty
you took all the stuff you owned
there are no more shoes outside the door
and I feel like I've been left alone

So don't cry when I leave again,
don't cry when I go
it's not a reason to get all teary-eyed now
it's not a reason to go home

Don't cry when I leave again,
don't cry when I go
it's not a reason to get all teary-eyed now
it's not a reason to go home
it's not a reason to go home
Track Name: 1st of March
Rays of sun shine into the room
I wake up to the chirps of the birds on the roof
of the neighbors' house
The whole room is light
I'm warm in my bed
everything is fine
but the radio's loud

Isn't it always like this?
The weather fools us
with a sunny 1st of March

The sun is shining, I think it's warm
I go out, it is cold, I get in and think I might stay in today
When I ride my bike through the city
the sun is so low and shines right into my face
I can't see my way

Isn't it always like this?
The weather fools us
with a sunny 1st of March

And when the trees are getting green,
the leaves are coming back
you'll ask yourself
"Why did I think it was spring on that sunny 1st of March?"
Track Name: Bubble bath
Every line's a struggle and I don't just make 'em up
I don't take a bubble bath 'cause we don't have a tub
if you put wet metal onto marble it will rust
every line's a struggle but I don't make 'em up

I am singing songs while putting out the food
although I should keep quiet but I'm not in the mood
when noone else is around except for me
a God made of oranges, isn't this just sweet

I hate ironing aprons 'cause they don't fit the machine
the radio is playing Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams"
I just heard the song you once sang for the first time

Every line's a struggle and I don't just make 'em up
I don't take a bubble bath 'cause we don't have a tub
if you put wet metal onto marble it will rust
every line's a struggle but I don't make 'em up

Thorns on the bushes make the way to work difficult
thorns on the wall will in spring be beautiful
thorns keep stinging me while I'm putting out the bird house

Every line's a struggle and I don't just make 'em up
I don't take a bubble bath 'cause we don't have a tub
if you put wet metal onto marble it will rust
every line's a struggle but I don't make 'em up
Track Name: Like you
I think that I like you
though I hardly know you
and it's easy to say that from afar
I made something of you
that you're not and you'll never be
and I knew that from the start
if I'm honest, actually
this was never meant to last

Now that I'm lonely again and alone
I am enjoying the freedom of thinking out loud
taking the liberty to write things down
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out

My life is a bubble
and you were not in it
until I dragged you in, forced you in,
without even asking if you were fine with it,
or liked it
There is no commitment whatsoever
lose my contacts we will never speak again
maybe that was intriguing to me

So now that I'm lonely again and alone
I am enjoying the freedom of thinking out loud
taking the liberty to write things down
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out

So now that I'm lonely again and alone
I am enjoying the freedom of thinking out loud
taking the liberty to write things down
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out
knowing I will never send them,
never send them,
never send them out

I think that I like you
though I hardly know you
and it's easy to say that from afar
Track Name: Home
Take my breakfast up to my room and eat it while the sun goes up
a nice start in the day
the air is fresh, the woods are nice,
nature is around me
I've got my own little room under the roof,
I get a free warm meal each day
I don't have to worry about a thing if I don't want to

But at the end of the day
I miss my people,
I miss the city that I come from
The places, sounds and reasons
that made me come here
are the ones that make me wanna go home
I wanna go home

I write a letter to you every day to get the feelings off my chest
and I'm more than just on edge right now
my motivation's less than ever before
I'm feeling like I'm worth nothing at all
And I'm really sort of lonely now
my roommate's just gone home for the weekend
It's gonna be a long two days

I miss my people,
I miss the city that I come from
The places, sounds and reasons
that made me come here
are the ones that make me wanna go home
I wanna go home

Is this my home?
It feels like home
but then where do I go when I say I'm going home for the weekend

Is this my home?
Track Name: For my babay
I like the classiness, the trashiness,
the messiness, spontaniously sing a song
'cause that's the one I wanna play all day long
and it looks so nice, is just my size,
don't have to move in crazy ways when I play anymore

He handed me this one after a few
others and I started to
play it and that's when I knew
this is the one I wanted
Because the bass set in
when I hit the lowest string
and it was that alone
that made me feel like coming home

I like the classiness, the trashiness,
the messiness, spontaniously sing a song
'cause that's the one I wanna play all day long
and it looks so nice, is just my size,
don't have to move in crazy ways when I play anymore

And the time goes out and so does the money
my parents think it's so so funny 'cause
now I'm in debt and I can't pay them back
Yes the time goes out and so does the money
my parents think it's so so funny 'cause
now I'm in debt and I can't pay them back

Ever since I brought this one home
I hardly play the other one
and it makes me feel guilty
'cause that's the one I spent much more money on
But I don't care today, I just sit down and play
and let the music take me away

I like the classiness, the trashiness,
the messiness, spontaniously sing a song
'cause that's the one I wanna play all day long
and it looks so nice, is just my size,
don't have to move in crazy ways when I play anymore

And the time goes out and so does the money
my parents think it's so so funny 'cause
now I'm in debt and I can't pay them back
Yes the time goes out and so does the money
my parents think it's so so funny 'cause
now I'm in debt and I can't pay them back
Track Name: Play the game
Play the game and you'll get far
play the game, you know you are
a work in the progress, you can be
anything you wanna be,
every door is open for you
everything you wanna say,
say it just as long as they
think you are smart,
play the game

If they tell you to be there in time
you might as well just be there
break the ice and say you're fine,
they're always glad to see you
when you know where you wanna go
play like in a tv show,
get into the next round
Please whoever needs to be
pleased and soon you will see
you won't be out
Play the game

Play the game, you know you are
a work in the progress, you can be
anything you wanna be,
every door is open for you
everything you wanna say,
say it just as long as they
think you are smart,

It doesn't matter if what they say is wrong
you'll get far just as long as you play along

Play the game and you'll get far
play the game, you know you are
a work in the progress, you can be
anything you wanna be,
every door is open for you
everything you wanna say,
say it just as long as they
think you are smart,
play the game
Track Name: Leave me alone
Didn't sleep well last night
all this morning I've been tired
and it feels so good to just sit down on a chair and close my eyes
People ask me things all the time
and I don't even know why
'cause I don't know the answers to any of their questions

Why won't you leave me alone?
Why won't you leave me alone?

Didn't sleep well last night
all this morning I've been trying
to go back to sleep 'cause I can't get up at 5:09
My back hurts from all the lying
I'm grumpy for no reason
hours pass in the blink of an eye

Why won't you leave me alone?
Why won't you leave me alone?

And now my voice is gone
and I should write a children's song
but I can't think of one
and the time is running out
My voice is gone
and I should write a children's song
but I can't think of one
and the time is running out

Why won't you leave me alone?
Why won't you leave me alone?