Barry Peelen

Lyricist, Songwriter

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I'm a 24-year-old graduate student, poet, & singer-songwriter who traffics in indie-pop/folk rock music. I've been writing songs since I was around 19, & focus primarily on creating songs with strong lyrics, grabby hooks & catchy melodies.

I consider James Taylor, Bob Dylan, John Mayer, Jim Croce, and Ben Howard to have all had major influences over my musical style, both melodically and lyrically.

Example of lyrics from my song, "All The Pretty People":

Oh, you don’t like the person in the mirror
You don’t go out, you’d rather disappear

Cause you know what it’s like to be alone
Got one too many scars that call you home

Look at all the pretty people – why can’t we be those?
Faces like the magazines, got perfect in their bones

Don‘t you know they’re inside out,
They’re inside out,
They’re inside out?

You’re looking at them
Inside out, they’re inside out
They’re inside out

And what’s the use in feeling insecure?
You know deep down, you never really were

Cause you don’t care to end up on TV
And no one even buys those magazines

Look at all the pretty people – why can’t we be those?
Faces like the magazines, got perfect in their bones

Don‘t you know they’re inside out,
They’re inside out,
They’re inside out?

Oh, you’re looking at them
Inside out, they’re inside out
They’re inside out (chorus x2)

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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by David B.
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    Barry is an awesome writer! Very cool guy, I enjoyed working with him. Let him help you craft great tunes!

  2. Review by Josh O.
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    Super awesome, super creative and super fast. Love working with him and will continue working with him for my tunes. Keep it up!!

Terms Of Service

Turnaround time depends on what kind of tune you're looking for. Lyrics alone I can do inside 24 hours; love songs same deal, & i'll allow for 2 revisions. Other types of full songs may take 2-3 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • James Taylor
  • Ben Howard
  • John Mayer
Gear Highlights
  • Legend Acoustic Guitar
  • Epiphone Les Paul
  • Marshall MG30GFX 30W 1x10 Guitar Combo Amp
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