Brad Peterson releases “Dead to Rights”

Another New Single for Spring, 2019

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Brad Peterson releases his new song for the May 2019 called “Dead to Rights”. Brad describes the song’s inspiration as such: “I felt sadness when I discovered the trap. There was the limp-lifeless body of a creature -exanimate and serene. Does this fellow mortal not deserve better a better and noble end? I recalled a poem called: “To a Mouse” by Robert Burns and decide to write its antithesis”. “I like the drums”, he then added.

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Written and performed entirely by Brad Peterson in his Garden Shed.


you heard me scurry in the ceiling
you heard me hurry down the hallway to and fro

I dash right past you as you’re sleeping
I like to dine on morsels from the floor

I hide in the daytime oh I stay up all night
you bait the trap and prepare my plight
my fate was doomed then, you had me dead to rights

oh fellow mortal oh fearful man,
your dominion I’ve come into
However clever are the best laid plans,
we’re scuttering through

I heard the murmurs of you speaking
was I the topic of your conversation

I wasn’t stirring wasn’t squeaking
It gang aft agley from your ill opinion

I hide in the daytime oh I stay up all night
you bait the trap and prepare my plight
my fate was doomed then, you had me dead to rights

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BRAD PETERSON Photographs of Brad Peterson: Brad Peterson is an indie-singer-songwriter from a wooded area near Lake Michigan north of Chicago, where he built a little back-yard garden shed – effectively a music-making laboratory where he Writes, Records and Produces all his music. [...]