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.​.​.​until they're called

by Old Earth



"slept in shoes to catch it in The Dark"

What was the omen, and
what did the stars read?
Where did the river turn, and
where were the trees?
When did the day end, and
what was the moon's phase, and

When did the tone change?

(A simple song all about you
That's what you'd call it
But you would never believe me
Unless you saw it
It's not the way that I found you
It's how you haunted
Another ghost in my closet
Just how I want it
'Cause I am quietly waiting
I am quiet)

Where was forgiveness, and where did it go?

The least of us had fallen off, but didn't look back to see.

Felt not seen, and how did we miss it?

Buried words to cast a curse, but wait until they're called~

Felt not seen

How did we miss it?


(Just come with me we'll sail away
I know a place without a name)

O come some sun
O come some day over hill
Old as I and Old as I

Don't raise your house
in my voice

(Just come with me we'll sail away
I know a place without a name
I'm no stranger to a hard goodbye
With every step I take it slowly
Fades away)

one felt over it
two felt old
a sigh of being all to all

"One kinda dream inna place lie thisss"

Out went lights,
three nights in the rain,
and the water rose.

It's like something upstream is blocking the coast…
It's like something mistaken for something up close…

(Bright lights Lost sight Cold fights Low cries Oh why)

Undercut in overtone, the kind of hum that isn't fully groan
Down a hall that doesn't way, we're windowing a rope to hang a sway

(lyrics in parenthesis by Lopez)


released May 5, 2015

Written by Umhoefer, featuring

Engineered by Evans at Antisleep, Moen at Harlan St., and Fritch at the barn in Petaluma.

Mixed by Umhoefer at Carriage House

Mastered by Thompson at Injured Ear



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Old Earth Portland, Oregon

"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

Songs by Todd Umhoefer

(photo by Ryan Bieber)
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