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The Loss We've Won

by Anders/O'Bitz

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1.
One Life 04:11
One Life (©2021 Anders/O’Bitz) No blood of mine But heart so fine Now our own line Flows so fine Hold tight My wife Please stay close Our life One life Don’t let go The real’s in time The end is nigh Now’s our life Before bells chime Hold tight My wife Please stay close Our life One life Don’t let go Oh, oh, oh, oh Hold tight My wife Please stay close Our life One life Don’t let go Our life One life
2.
Not At One (Anders/Bohm ©2002) Frame it as an ordinary view Yet every time I turn away Something ... comes into view It's nothing ... without you It's hard to say ... anything I'm not at one with many things It's all out of focus as I sing Taken back by all of this that's new It's bound to break If I fall Something ... seems so true It's nothing ... without you I can't recall The very thing I'm not at one with many things It's all out of focus as I sing Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh Your leaving has split me into two You held me so Then turned away Something ... comes into view It's nothing ... without you It's hard to say ... anything I'm not at one with many things I'm not at one with many things Am I at one with anything? It's all out of focus as I sing
3.
Family Song 03:58
Family Song (Anders, O’Bitz 2016) Welcome new love and son Welcome into my world My world, now our world with our son His world and ours are one Three worlds as one Welcome, welcome little one Welcome to the world Much more than three worlds plus one Much more our new girl More our new world Hey, let’s get ready for our ride Know I’ll try to be there by your side Hey, one for all and all for one Love to all of you Family song Welcome another little one Love this gift to our song Now Lilah, Finn and Evelyn Play together all as one We are five all as one Hey, let’s get ready for our ride Know I’ll try to be there by your side Hey, one for all and all for one Love to all of you Family song Hey family song Hey family song Family song Hey, Hey I love you so Every one Hey
4.
Set Our Fate 03:19
Set Our Fate (Anders/O’Bitz 2017) We had a child Was such good fortune But for so long Had to wait Times were so hard Heads bent low Then on the floor once But have our struggles gone away Now that child Didn’t live good fortune Our pressured hopes Set his fate His times were hard Head bent low Below the floor once Seems his struggles were here to stay Had a child He was our hope He felt alone That set his fate Our haunted child Of pressured hopes Oh, that set his fate They had a child Was such good fortune But for so long They had to wait I was that child Of pressured hopes Head on the floor once My struggles thriving to this day Was that child I was their hope But felt alone That set my fate A haunted child Of pressured hopes Oh, set my fate Was that child I was their hope But felt alone That set my fate Then had a child Of pressured hopes Oh, now we know What set our fate
5.
Wearily (©2002 Anders/O’Bitz) He is hers He knows she is his He’ll never forget But it’s bedtime now She tucks him in Such a tired boy Wearily He watches on As she closes His bedroom door Don’t go … away Not now Let me hear again How you love me … so And after time He’s a grown man now With so many lovers he lies Still he believes He can reach it Wearily He watches on As his lovers Let him down Don’t go … away Not now Let me hear again How you love me … so The bittersweet years Of his long marriage He traded comfort for reaching it But he is hers He knows she is his He’ll never forget Wearily He watches on As they lower Her body down Don’t go … away Not now Let me hear again How you love me … so Wearily He watches on Wearily He watches on Oh oh Oh
6.
Above Below 04:07
Above Below (©2019 Anders/O’Bitz) From above Can’t see the way Can’t find a way to love or play Who stays above Judges away Will judge away both love and play Love and play Above below Two will be no one Can’t see the love Can’t find their way I’ve known some Said they find their way Above below did win the day They lost their way From below Can’t see the way Can’t find a way to love or play Who stays below Are judged that way To keep the judge above always Above always Above below Two will be no one Can’t find their love Can’t find their way I’ve known some Said they find their way Above below did win the day They lost their way Above below Two will be no one Can’t find a love Can’t find a way I’ve known some Said they find their way Above below did win the day They lost their way They lost their way They lost their way
7.
Down the Southbound (2017 Anders, O’Bitz) Trying to stay Not leave my place Down the southbound It pulls me away Headlong Down the southbound Time to stay Hell awaits It’s taking me from Time to wait I’ll stay home I can’t stay With them today Down the southbound Sliding away Away from my home Down the southbound Time to stay Hell awaits It’s taking me from Time to wait I’ll stay home Break Time to stay Hell awaits It’s taking me from Time to wait I’ll stay home
8.
Young Eyes 03:33
Young Eyes (©2002 Anders/O'Bitz) Lookin' back on the early years Not seeing much at all Wondering if I could make it clear No … She was a real beauty then Seemed so sure of it all And like a real superman Seemed he never would fall With my young and straining eyes I was looking out to find All there was that was mine Fearing the loss So much of what I've had To overcome Settled into their raising ways He was rarely at home When he was it's a workin' day Oh … She did her best to keep order then There's too many that's all Well we all had our time demands No, never enough With my young and straining eyes I was looking out to find All there was that was mine Fearing the loss So much of what I've had To overcome Am I lookin' back in vain No not at all I see now they weren't the same As what I saw As what I saw With my young and straining eyes I was looking out to find All there was that was mine Fearing the loss So much of what I've had To overcome So much of what I've had To overcome
9.
Our Load 04:24
Our Load (©2021 Anders/O’Bitz) Should I know about some life Comes after all we’ve done Should I know about some Kingdom come Should I know any different from What’s been told us all along Should I know any freedom from Our load is to carry forth On some path that’s way too long Our load is to hear the cries All daughters and all sons Our load is a soul to come After all is said and done Our load is to lose it all And love the loss we’ve won Should I know somethin’ wise After all is said and done Should I know about the other ones Should I know any difference from The same that we’ve become Should I know any freedom from Our load is to carry forth On some path that’s way too long Our load is to hear the cries All daughters and all sons Our load is a soul to come After all is said and done Our load is to lose it all And love the loss we’ve won Loss we’ve won Oh to love the loss Love the loss we’ve won Love always leads to loss After all is said and done Said and done Our load is to carry forth On some path that’s way too long Our load is to hear the cries All daughters and all sons Our load is a soul to come After all is said and done Our load is to lose it all And love the loss we’ve won Loss we’ve won

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Eric Anders and Mark O'Bitz partnered again with multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Butler to make this 9-song album where all the songs are done in an Americana style.

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released May 13, 2022

Produced and Mixed by Mike Butler
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe
All Songs Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Except “Not At One,” written by Eric Anders and Benedikt Bohm

Eric Anders - Vocals
Mark O'Bitz - Acoustic Guitar
Mike Butler - Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Banjo
Tim McNally - Upright Bass, Cello, Fiddle
Matt Lynott - Drums and Percussions
Jenn Grinels - Backing Vocals
Danny Peña - Accordion

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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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