Last Night Bus

by Vanessa Peters

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I think this song is genius.
I have always loved it, but now more than ever I wanted to release it to a wider audience.
It says so many important things.
We can't meet hate with hate.
We can only meet hate with love.
Any one of us could have ended up on a different path.
I am so grateful to Annika Norlin for writing this song.
It's giving me a lot of hope right now in some very dark times.
I hope it does the same for you.
Vanessa

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I was 15, had the shape of a capital L
I still read books about ponies
This girl I got to know said she was throwing a party

A party where boys would occur
Something this cool was unheard of
In my life this far

There were four boys at the party
They weren't special or anything
Apart from the fact they were boys

They were real nice to me
They put on some neo Nazi music
Said it's pretty good, this neo Nazi music

And I hummed along
Tapped my foot along
To the neo Nazi music

Now, at 15, some people are grown up
Have minds of their own
But me, I was a child

I was a piece of clay those days
I could have been molded by anyone
I was a good kid, just that
I could have been molded by anyone

The neo Nazi boys, they were nice to me
They smiled at me and they noticed me
But the best thing that ever happened to me
Is that none of these boys hit on me

I could have demonstrated
Played the bass guitar in a neo Nazi band
Would have been the same in some ways
And someone else in other ways

It's my scariest sliding doors memory
I want it sliced in a shredder
Thrown out of me

The last night bus was departing
So I had to leave

And I see you on the subway
You're 30 and you're into hate
Now, at 30, some people are grown up
Have minds of their own

And I get a letter from you man
You're 50 and you're into hate
Now, at 50, some people are grown up
Have minds of their own

But, you got the wrong attention
At exactly the right time
You got the wrong attention

I'm not gonna hate at you because you hate women
I'm not gonna hate at you because you hate colour
I'm gonna wish so hard for someone to give you
The right attention, the right love
To turn this around

That someone's gonna be your last night bus
This night out on the town

That someone's gonna be your last night bus
This night out on the town

credits

released December 2, 2016
Vocals, acoustic & electric guitars: Vanessa Peters
Drums, synth: Rip Rowan
Recorded and mixed by Rip Rowan
Mastered by Dave McNair

All lyrics and music copyrighted Annika Norlin.
Used with license.

Cover photograph: copyright Peter Morgan (Flickr user Mooganic).
Altered and used under Creative Commons license.

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Vanessa Peters Dallas, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter based in 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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