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So Far Gone

by Anders/O'Bitz

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So Far Gone 03:12
So Far Gone (©2022 Anders/Mitchell/O’Bitz) Fetishize the foundin’ Blind to what was done Fetishize them founders Complicit every one How to love this foundin’ How to love what’s mine How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line So Far Gone So low when we’d begun So Far Gone Still low ‘n’ almost done Fetishize the progress Blind to what need’s done Fetishize the progress Who is served and what is won How to love this foundin’ How to love what’s mine How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line So Far Gone So low when we’d begun So Far Gone Still low ‘n’ almost done So Far Gone So low when we’d begun So Far Gone Still low ‘n’ almost done Ooh hoo oh Ooh hoo oh Ahh Fetishize the greatness Distortin’ all’s been done Fetishize the greatness Who is served and what is won How to love this foundin’ How to love what’s mine How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line How to love a story So much beatin’ down my line So Far Gone So low when we’d begun So Far Gone Still low ‘n’ almost done So Far Gone So low when we’d begun So Far Gone Still low ‘n’ almost done Still low ‘n’ almost done
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Above the Highest of Spires (©2020 Anders/O’Bitz) Without we’ll make a new start Too many give up Their hearts and souls, yeah Their give up keeps us apart Their give up keeps us so far down, far down Down, down, down, down, down Down, down, down, down, down We’ve got to raise this up higher Above the highest of spires Above the level of their right and wrong Raise it higher So much higher Without we’ll find a new goal A new way lead us With freed hearts and souls, yeah This new love makes us more whole It brings us up from so far down, far down Down, down, down, down, down Down, down, down, down, down We’ve got to raise this up higher Above the highest of spires Above the level of their right and wrong Raise it higher So much higher With a truer love We’ll stay up higher, so No more keepin’ us down A whole new love As a whole, we’re higher A whole new love Whole new love Beaten down over the ages Never gettin’ what we need It’s time we’re gettin’ so much Higher and higher We’ve got to raise this up higher Above the highest of spires Above the level of their right and wrong Raise it higher So much higher We’ve got to raise this up higher Above the highest of spires Above the level of their right and wrong Raise it higher So much higher Above the highest of spires
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Fantasyland 03:47
Fantasyland (©2018 Anders/O’Bitz) Belief That makes A mess High stakes These lies Retire All whys and they Backfire Fantasyland Debts to pay Haunted too long Our ghostly ways We can’t face What’s Wrong Recede Behind Sleazy Empire These lies Retire All whys and they Backfire Fantasyland Debts to pay Haunted too long Our ghostly ways We can’t face What’s Wrong Ooh, Ooh Fantasyland Debts to pay Haunted too long Our ghostly ways We can’t face What’s Wrong
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Down to See 03:45
Down to See (Anders, O’Bitz 2017) How to love and share a life Down for low but way up high Take me down, down to see Won’t you take me for this ride Can we go both low and high Take me down, down to see Down to see an old side of me High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see an older side High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see Have to love to spare our lives Can we love both low and high Take me down, down to see Down to see an old side of me High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see an older side High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see Hold on to me Old me Hold on to see An old side of me Hold on so I can see An older me Older me Hold all of me High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see an older side High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see an older side High, high Take me down to see I’m down to see
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Dirty Sun 04:22
Dirty Sun (Anders, O’Bitz 2022) Here it comes Call it “sun” Is night done Will day come Can’t see the sun The sun oh Where did it go And where can we run To see the sun Brown glow comes Dirty “sun” Night’s not done Day won’t come Can’t see the sun The sun oh Where did it go And where can we run To see the sun Break The sun oh Where did it go And where can we run The sun oh Where did it go And where can we run To see the sun
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Hey Josephine (Un-Traditional) Hello Josephine Where you goin' with that gun in your hand? Hello Josephine Where you goin' with that gun in your hand? I'm going down to shoot my old man You know, it’s the last time he’s going to kick me around I'm going down to shoot my old man You know, it’s the last time he’s going to kick me around Those blues ain't too cool Hey Jo I heard you shot your old man down, shot him down, now Hey Jo I heard you shot your old man down Shot him down to the ground Yes I did, I shot him You know, it’s the last time he’s going to kick me around Yes I did, I shot him You know, it’s the last time he’s going to kick me around I gave him the gun I shot him! Alright Shoot him one more time for me Yeah, dig it Break Ain’t no one gonna find me Ain’t no hangman gonna put a rope around me Ain’t no one gonna find me Ain’t no hangman gonna put a rope around me Hey Jo You better run, you better run on down Hey Jo You better run, you better run on down Goodbye everybody Goin’ down where I can be free Goodbye everybody Ain’t no hangman gonna put a rope around me Hey Jo Where you gonna run, you gonna run to now Hey Jo Where you gonna run, you gonna run to now Hey Jo Break Hey Jo Where you goin’, goin’ run to now Hey Jo Where you goin’, goin’ run to now Goodbye everybody Goodbye Goodbye everybody Goodbye

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Six blues-rock lamentations for our times.

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released August 22, 2022

Produced and Mixed by Mike Butler
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe
Cover Design by Ileana Hernandez and Eric Anders
Cover Photo by Paul Trautwein

Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O’Bitz - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Organ, Piano
Mike Butler - Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Organ, Percussion
Randy Ray Mitchell - Dobro, Bass
Matt Lynott - Drums
Jenn Grinels - Backing Vocals

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Anders/O'Bitz California

Singer-songwriter Eric Anders (right) and guitarist-composer Mark O'Bitz (left) both hail from California. Eric and Mark have been working on music together since Eric's 2003 debut release, Not At One--like all of Eric's solo releases it was mostly Anders/O'Bitz. The guys started releasing music as a duo in 2018 with Of All These Things and have released at least an album every year after that. ... more

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