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Of All These Things

by Eric Anders and Mark O'Bitz

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The debut album of the duo made up of singer-songwriter Eric Anders and guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz.

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released June 6, 2018

Produced and mixed by Jeff Peters at The Pie Studios, Pasadena, California. Assisted by Beau Floch.

Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.

Ileana Hernandez - Cover Art

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Anders/O'Bitz California

Singer-songwriter Eric Anders (right) and guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz (left) both hail from California. Ghosts To Ancestors (2019) is their sophomore release as a duo but they have collaborated on all of Eric's eight releases since 2003, writing most of the songs together on these releases. Of All These Things (2018) was their debut release as a duo. The duo working on their third album now. ... more

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Track Name: Below the Night
Below the Night
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

The stars
For you I’d buy
Below the night
We’re just
Talkin’ through
What we ought to do
Still we plan beneath the stars
Chance remains the same
For two
We’re lost
Below the night
And still
Our stars burn bright
Can't see
Along the way
So chance
Has much to say
Still we plan beneath the stars
Chance remains the same
For two
For two
(repeat)


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Sally Dworsky - Backing Vocals
Tyler Nuffer - Slide Guitar
Matt Black - Percussions
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: Hold On To Me
Hold On To Me
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Holding on to me
Truth is you wanted it for me
And for my life, no lie
I trusted you the key
You wouldn’t stab it inside me
For all my lies, no lie
For the life of me
How to be held and still be free
All for our life, and our lies
Hold on to me
As we lie
We lie
Hold on to me
For life, for life
Holding you for me
Was all I wanted life to be
That’s my true lie, true lie
Could never find the key
Truth held us and it set us free
A truth of life, no lie
Hold on to me
As we lie
We lie
Hold on to me
For life, for life
Hell how can we be
Truth holds us sets us free
It’s on the inside
Why can’t you and me
Hold on to what we need
That’s on the inside
On the inside
Hold on to me
As we lie
We lie
Hold on to me
For life, for life
Hold on to me
As we lie ...
Hold on to me
For life, for life
Oh, for life


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O'Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Tyler Nuffer - Electric Guitar
Dylan Cooper - Upright Bass
Sally Dworsky - Backing Vocals
Herman Matthews - Drums
Garrett Reynolds - Violin
Randy Ray Mitchell - Additional production
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: New Life
New Life
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Soon two will be three
It should be easiest for me
But head feelin’ light
Her little head I see
My fear belies the happy scene
Can I abide
Opened eyes
And breaths to screams
Hearts a pound
Our souls are new tonight
Glad to see you
Healthy feedin’
Lives in common
Heartfelt feelin’
Life, new life
We’re here for you
Still I’m reelin’
Lives in common
Heavy season
Life, new life
I’m born with you
Father feelings
Lives in common
Heavy breathin’
Life, new life
More to come
Have to breathe
More to come
New life
Soon five to four to three
It should be hardest on old me
It’s far from light
When the youngest has to leave
A smile belies what’s inside me
Hard to abide
Opened eyes
And breaths to screams
Hearts a pound
Our souls are new tonight
Glad to see you
Healthy feedin’
Lives in common
Heartfelt feelin’
Life, new life
We’re here for you
Still I’m reelin’
Lives in common
Heavy season
Life, new life
I’m born with you
Father feelings
Lives in common
Heavy breathin’
Life, new life
More to come
Have to breathe
More to come
New life
Ooh oh ...
Glad to see you
Healthy feedin’
Lives in common
Heartfelt feelin’
Life, new life
We’re here for you
Still I’m reelin’
Lives in common
Heavy season
Life, new life
I’m born with you
Father feelings
Lives in common
Heavy breathin’
Life, new life
Hey, Ho, Hey
New life
Hey, Hey


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar and Bass
Tyler Nuffer - Lap Steel
Sally Dworsky - Backing Vocals
Lydia Ramsey -- Banjo
Matt Black - Drums
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: Eyes of Your Loves
Eyes of Your Loves
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Slipped through a crack in my world today uh oh
Met this other soul down this world away uh huh
Asked this other soul if there’s a safer way
He said that’s why he was there to stay
Have to take the risk, its the only way uh huh
In the eyes of your loves
Find your life and your loss
Can’t be revised or undone
In the eyes of your loves
Tried to climb back above that crack today uh huh
Have to take some risks change my lonely way uh huh
The specter of that other and his lowly stay
He haunts all my hopes to do what he would say
Their love keeps me from slippin’ away uh huh
Chorus
Come on and stay
Above the cracks today
No more slipping away
Risk it today
In the eyes of your loves
Find your life and your loss
Can’t be revised or undone
With no loss there’s no love


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Tyler Nuffer - Lap Steel
Sally Dworsky - Backing Vocals
Steve Moore - B3
Kieth Lowe - Bass
Eric Eagle - Drums
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: I Used To Be Another
I Used To Be Another
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Just a lot of fakin’
Too much of yesterday
Now reality has taken
And now I want to stay
But I fear the ending
Of what I’ve made today
It cannot be forsaken
It also cannot stay
I use to be another
Though I’m much the same
I didn’t know those others
I met along the way
Now she is my other
Help me find a way
Help me love you lover, hmm
It’s time I found my heaven
But heaven cannot stay
You can’t have time and heaven
And time is here to stay
Chorus
No heaven found
Instead I found
A love for me
Please go ahead of me
Please go ahead
And lead me with your love for me
No heaven found
Instead we found
A love for two
I’ll go ahead of you
I’ll go ahead
And sing my song of love for you
I use to be another
Though I’m much the same
I didn’t know those others
I met along the way
Now she is my other
Help me find a way
Help me love you lover
Help us find … our own way


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O'Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Tyler Nuffer - Slide Guitar
Dylan Cooper - Upright Bass
Herman Matthews - Drums
Randy Ray Mitchell - Additional production
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: Time's Gone
Time’s Gone
(©2018 Anders/O'Bitz)

Youth
Must bet it all
On times to come
Won’t wait long
My bettin’s done
Time has come
And it’s gone
Lies had won
To make a home
Had it wrong
Time again
But said it’s so
Lies that won
Don’t make a whole
Time comes
Time comes
Time’s gone
The lies have won
And time’s gone
Youth
Get’s it wrong
Lies are formed
And they’re honed
My
Lies are old
Time has come
For this song
Lies had won
To make a home
Had it wrong
Time again
But said it’s so
Lies that won
Don’t make a whole
Time comes
Time comes
Time’s gone
The lies have won
And time’s gone
Our lies aren’t wrong
And time still comes for all
Lies had won
To make a home
Had it wrong
Time again
But said it’s so
Lies that won
Don’t make a whole
Time comes
Time comes
Time’s gone
The lies have won
And time’s gone
And time’s gone


​Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar and Backing Vocals
Tyler Nuffer - Slide Guitar
Matt Black - Drums
Alan DeMoss - Assistant engineer
Track Name: High to Low
High to Low
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Trying to see all of me
And to see me how your eyes can only see
High to low concealed to me
High to low
High to low

Chorus:
I see it now
High to low somewhat foreign to me
Don’t see a lot of myself
Oh, to see me through your love for me
To see

Try to see all of me
Not just see what your loving eyes can see
High to low revealed to me
High to low
High to low

Chorus

Ooh ooh ...

Chorus
Track Name: Together Must Be Found
Together Must Be Found
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz/Williams)

Did we pretend those parts
That never made a sound
Did you wonder if the act was enough
I know, we can’t let down
Cast a scene of some model home
Never to be found
But left together in a place fall over
Of love, not simple now
I send this letter from a far away at home
Earth rises, we head down
And I sing this song of wayward days and love
I don’t write of those lonely days
So far away now
I try to sing these songs in my own way
They come, somewhere, somehow
We remembered on our own today
Together must be found
Don’t those people live so far away
At home, are they here now?
Chorus
Together must be found
We have to feel it, oh
To feel it around
And we need it, oh
Together must be found
Together must be found
Chorus
Hey oh, hey oh, hey oh
Feel it all around
Hey oh
Feel it in the now
Together must be found


Written by Eric Anders, Coleman Williams, and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Tyler Nuffer - Electric Guitar
Jake Thorton - Synth
Gretchen Yanover - Cello
Matt Black - Drums
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: Look Into The Sun
Look Into The Sun
(©2017 Anders/O'Bitz)

Watch the settin’ sun
Sittin’ for too long
Empty nester fun
Wonderin’ when they’re gonna call
And you know
Hasty me wanted time to go
No sleep when they were born
No restin' while they're young
Then driven them around
Wishin’ time would move along
And you know
I wish I had it all back for sure
Hey ahah I sit and watch the sun
Hey ahah the settin’ comes
Hey ahah I look into the sun
Hey ahah for too long
Three separate routes to do
No sitter for these two
Have to work from home
Wonderin’ when to take a call
And you know
I longed for some time to be alone
Sleep is for the young
Been watchin' way too long
Empty nester fun
Time please leave us all alone
And you know
I wish I had it all back for sure
Chorus
Look into the sun
Worries of what will come
We’re blinded by the light
Of the sun … of the sun
With the settin’ sun
Worries all are done
With the coming of the night
It all gets done … all gets done
Hey, hey ah, hey ah, ho ...


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Tyler Nuffer - Electric Guitar
Kieth Lowe - Bass
Eric Eagle - Drums
Garrett Reynolds - Violin
Steve Moore - B3
Matthew Emerson Brown - Engineer, arrangement, initial band recordings.
Track Name: Found My Way Home
Found My Way Home
(©2018 Anders/O'Bitz)

I’ve longed to sing
Found my way home
I’ve longed to sing
She’s been the one
I’ve longed to sing
Love my little ones
I’ve longed to sing
This very song
Of all these things
I’ve sung and done
Of all these things
It’s all these things
Found my way home
It’s all these things
I’ve longed to sing
My works been done
I’ve longed to sing
It’s reached someone
I’ve longed to sing
It’s mattered some
I’ve longed to sing
This very song
Of all these things
I’ve sung and done
Of all these things
It’s all these things
Found my way home
It’s all these things
Ooh, Ooh ...


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals, and Wurlitzer
Matt Black - Drums
Alan DeMoss - Assistant engineer

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