The Village (demo)

by Vanessa Peters

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This song was from our tracking session in Ingen, NL back in November 2019, when the very beginnings of "Modern Age" were just starting to take shape. As the album has progressed over the last year, it became clear to us that this song belonged on a different album. I suspect it will morph again before it's all said and done, so I thought I'd share this version with you guys now, a kind of snapshot in time of its current incarnation.

Moral of this story, which sounds dark but really isn't:
Let's lean on each other instead of closing ourselves off...
Even in times where it's hard to physically lean on one another. :)

Thanks, as always, for your support.
xoxo
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lyrics

it takes a village to raise a child
it takes a village to catch the monster
but what if the village has died
and everyone's just watching tv all the time

so who will save us now
now that we're all tuned out
you ring the tower bell to call your fellow man
he says he'll try to make it if he can

so it takes all my effort to leave the house
when i can't even dress myself
and the village lights are dark and i can't tell who's at home
'cause the curtains are all drawn

so who will save us now
now that we're all tuned out
you ring the tower bell to sound out the alarm
but the living room is nice and warm

and i can't even save myself
so how can i save someone else
it takes a village to get it done
maybe a village minus one

so who will save us now
now that we're all burned out
you ring the tower bell to call your fellow man
he says he'll try to make it if he can
but the living room's so warm
and the curtains are all drawn

credits

released December 9, 2020
Vanessa Peters: vocals, acoustic guitar
Federico Ciancabilla: electric guitar
Matteo Patrone: keyboards
Andrea Colicchia: bass guitar
Rip Rowan: drums

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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