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A Change Of Perception

from by The Peach Tree



My magnum opus.

An epic tale about drugs and insanity.

It was woven together over the period of a few years when I was quite mentally all-over-the-place. The different segments were originally intended to be seperate pieces, but it all fell together somehow in this one 13 minute track.

"A Change Of Perception" first appeared on my debut album "The Gus Sessions" from 2005. In late 2011 it was re-recorded with much more sophisticated equipment and software, bringing what I had always heard in my head, but never quite captured on file, to life.

I believe it's a fitting ending track for "21 Of The Peach Tree's Best Tracks".




Before you fall asleep today
I have to tell you how I feel
So hollow, empty, alone
But happy

To be
Sitting on the floor

While these rays of light
From my cigarette
Are bouncing around in my head

I think of nothing
Cos I'm a soundwave
Floating along in the air

And I need a way to get back again

Cos I have travelled over mountains
And drifted in the sea
But I can't even remember
How the earth feels at my feet
So far below

The earth turns at my feet
So far away

The earth turns at my feet
So far above me

The earth turns at my feet
So far below

The earth turns at my feet
So far away

The earth turns at my feet
And I'm getting tired of waiting
Waiting for your love

I'm waiting for your love

I waded through the river
Searching for my soul
I waited half an hour
But you never showed

Me the way to heaven
You only gave me money
For a ferry ride to take
Me away
Across the river

(And I need a way to get back)

Cos when I die I want to live
Beside the ocean
But while I live, I want
Anything but pain

So I fly amongst
Angels carrying sickles
And I keep a coin or two
For the ferry

Methamphetamine dreaming of a forest in the air
I don't want to be seeing things, but I can only stare
And all I hear is the rhythm of the beat dancing through my mind
And all I know is the answer to a question I can't find
And all I feel is the rushing of the blood pumping down the hall
And all I have is this moment, but I have to have it all

Hazy light, and a silhouetted figure in the dark
If you would only show yourself, there's so much I could ask:

What If I didn't have a body?
Floating along in an
Amniotic world I've created out of my own fear
Of being born at all

What if my dreams were all synthetic?
What if my waking life was a picture?
Seeing the world through pixelated eyes

What if i'm really going crazy?
Asking these questions that only make me
Realise the world is so much more than I
Could ever really understand


And what if this party's all a memory
Confused with my present state of mind?
And what if the girl i met last night was my
Imagination running wild?

I know I can answer all these questions
If I only end my self obsession

I know i command the fortress of my mind
But there's a rebellion going on

It's just a change of perception.


from 21 Of The Peach Tree's Best Tracks, released February 14, 2012
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The Peach Tree Melbourne, Australia

The solo project of Angus Maiden, musician / writer / producer from Melbourne Australia. The antithesis of autotune, Angus' voice is both flawed and poignant, accompanied by a swirl of melody and beats ranging in style from death metal to psytrance, with a gamut of genres in between. ... more

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