The Friends ∴ The Gods

by Old Earth

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Stand Me When You Can't

O me, O the light
Oh unlock the way
Hold me to a line
Oh unlock the way
Ivy on a pine
Oh unlock the way

I like your voice at night
Not what you say
It's coming home with me
The longest way

Haunting on a chime
Oh unlock the way
Wake me to a line
Oh unlock the way
After fauna rise
Oh unlock the way

I like your voice at night...



Hunting the Chime

Tell it like the word was wrong
But it wasn't like you say
Underneath the coldest line
The leaving part and

Don't come around and
Don't let 'em find you there!

Honest I was nailed inside
On the outer part of day
I feel it like an only sense
The moment passed and

Don't come around...



The Multiplier

Fear it like a foal locked away
Under a round and late like the day

I don't mind when wrong writes the way
I don't mind a cold night indoors


And I don't mind the wrong side of day
And I don't mind when moon lights the way



A Life Worth Leaving

Low lock the ground, let the other fly
Low like the lie locked away
Low like the low like this other guy
Code that the cold drives away

Fear it like it's coming down the road
Fear it like it's something I can't call

You're alone for the ride, So Long!


Fear it like it's coming down the road
Something something doesn't like at all

You're alone for the ride, So Long!



In THAT Dream, She Carried Me

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Who Cures the Shaman?

We haven't passed a hill for days
We pass the moments on the way
I hear your voice not what you say
and you hear me counting plans to stay

I see the fear that blocks the way
That pile's left another day
I'm not afraid of what's at stake
There's only so much I can take

We pace the counting off the one
and curse the way before it's done
That well's abandon cause it's dry
but my walls are dripping all the time

I see the fear that blocks the way...



They'll Throw You the Whip!

Wonder if we'll corner a line of something a lying alone?
Wonder if we'll corner a lie?
Wonder if we'll step on a line of something dying to grow?
Wonder if we'll center a line?

Hold me now, something like a wall
Forming lines, coming down the road
Oh resign, locking up the doors
Hold me now, wrapped in my arms alone!

Wonder if they're watching you lie as something dying alone?
Holding off the center of eyes
Wait for all the dying to lie like something aligning alone
Wonder if they'll corner the cry?

Hold me now...




The Friends ∴ The Gods


Written by Todd Umhoefer & Recorded by Joe Crockett


Note "To Anyone" Found by Ashlee Whitty



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released December 4, 2018

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Old Earth Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Folk rock with strong elements of avant-classical music"
- SF Deli Magazine

Included in The Journal Sentinel's "20 Best Milwaukee Songs and Albums of the 2010s"

"Tonal delight, packed with experience . . . He sounds enchanting" - NME
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