‘Dear Peri’ was inspired by a tragic incident that happened last January, where two climbers tried to reach the summit of Nanga Parbat known as “Killer Mountain”. One of the climbers was a French woman named Elisabeth Revolwent and the other was a Polish man name Tomasz Mackiewicz. Mackiewicz had loved that mountain and became passionate about climbing after beating a heroin addiction. In an interview, he described a legend told by locals about the ghost of a woman named Peri who protects the mountain and could help or harm you. After reaching the summit of ‘Killer Mountain’, Revolwent had to leave Mackiewicz in a safe place because of his bad condition and loss of his vision. She gave Tomasz some blankets to keep him warm and said that the rescue team would come back for him. Unfortunately the snowstorm was too strong and they weren’t able to reach him.

Tom Gluewicki of Tender Glue had found out about the story couple weeks after it happened and made him think about how it must be dying alone this way. The song is his interpretation of Mackiewicz’s letter to his beloved mountain and Peri as he slowly departed from his body. People called Mackiewicz a fool for risking his life, which is where the lyrics “Don’t call me fool” came from. His body hasn’t been found till this day, but it was assumed that he died shortly after, due to extreme weather conditions.

Lyrics:

Don’t want to wake up darling
From your fateful dream
But your cold blooded kisses
Slowly drowning me

You wear what you want
You do as you please
Don’t call me fool
Don’t call me fool
Just me and you

Bright pale face
Your beauty will always be
With a white coat
Laying over me

You wear what you want
You do as you please
Don’t call me fool
Don’t call me fool
Don’t call me fool
Don’t call me fool
Just me and you
Just me and you

You wear what you want
You do as you please

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