Eleven Nine

by Eric Anders

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Singer-songwriter Eric Anders and producer, Matt Brown, have partnered with Lambda Legal to release an anti-Trump album, Eleven Nine. All album proceeds will go to Lambda Legal:

“Our nation is facing an extremist takeover by people who don’t believe in the fundamental rights of LGBT people and people living with HIV. Lambda Legal knows how to hold the line when civil rights are under attack. Founded in 1973, Lambda Legal knows how to fight the government in the courts when the other branches are hostile, having successfully done so in the past.” -- Lambda Legal

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released April 20, 2017

Produced by Matthew Emerson Brown.
Mixed by Matthew Emerson Brown at Emerson77 Productions, Hamburg, Germany.
Engineered by Garrett Reynolds and Matthew Emerson Brown at Electrokitty, Seattle, WA
Additional Engineering by Jay Pellicci at New Improved Recording, Oakland, California; and by Coleman Williams and Tyler Nuffer at Studio 360, Walnut Creek, California.
Additional Vocal Production by Alan DeMoss.
Mastering by Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering, Seattle.
Album art by Philip Yarnall at Smay Design.

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Eric Anders California

Californian singer-songwriter, Eric Anders, released his ten-song anti-Trump album, Eleven Nine, in the spring of 2017. The album was produced and mixed by Matthew Emerson Brown.

Eric is donating all of the album proceeds from Eleven Nine to Lambda Legal.

This is Eric's seventh release. See EricAnders.com for a more complete bio and to hear all of Eric's prior six releases.
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Track Name: This Fire Has Burned Too Long
This Fire Has Burned Too Long
(2016, Anders/Brown/Gallardo)

This fire burns us all
Forging what
We thought we knew
Our history disowned

This fire goes beyond
Fuel some up
But melt all down
Too hot for anyone

This heat just burns us up
We cannot fear too much

And I fear this fire has burned too long
Can’t save us now
And I fear it’s gonna burn us up

He’s the arsonist some chose
To lead the main
Fire brigade
New civil service lows

We’re complicit as a whole
The arsonist
An aspect of
A pyromania core

This heat just burns us up
We cannot fear too much

And I fear this fire has burned too long
Can’t save us now
And I fear it’s gonna burn us up

This fire is our own
It's this that defines our home

And I fear this fire has burned too long
Can’t save us now
And I fear this fire has burned too long
Nowhere to go
And I fear this fire has burned too long
Burns from our core
And I fear it’s gonna burn us up


Written by Eric Anders, Greg Gallardo, and Matthew Brown
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Electric Guitar, Lap Steel - Tyler Nuffer
Piano - Aaron Otheim
Backing Vocals - Anika Reichert
Track Name: Who'll Stop the Rain
Long as I remember the rain been comin' down
Clouds of mystery pourin' confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages tryin' to find the sun.
And I wonder still I wonder who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia seekin' shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable I watched the tower grow
Five year plans and new deals wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder still I wonder who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playin', how we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together tryin' to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pourin', fallin' on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain.


Written by John Fogarty
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Acoustic Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals - Jeff Fielder
Organ- Aaron Otheim
Backing Vocals - Anika Reichert
Track Name: How Low and Why
How Low and Why
(Anders/O'Bitz ©2004)

How low and why
How low before we open our eyes
How low and why
How low before we can't ask why

How low d'we go with slavery then
How low our aboriginal sin
How low against the Vietminh
How low before it ends

How low and why
How low our wanton luxury ride
How low and why
How low before we can't ask why

How low d'we go with slavery then
How low our aboriginal sin
How low against the Vietminh
How low before it ends

So high we started for the times
So high the high for men who were white
So high these freedoms, and rights
So high so many held them up in awe and began the fight
Eyes on the prize

How low and why
How low so we can turn off the fight
How low and why
How low now that we can't ask why

How low d'we go with slavery then
How low our aboriginal sin
How low against the Vietminh
How low before it ends
How low before it ends
For it ends … for it ends


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Acoustic Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Electric Guitar - Jeff Fielder
Organ - Aaron Otheim
Backing Vocals - Lydia Ramsey
Track Name: Looking Forward to Your Fall
Looking Forward to Your Fall
(Anders/O'Bitz ©2005)

The higher the climbin’
The harder the fall
Just an old sayin’
I hope says it all
Ooo, says it all

Don’t take it for granted
You climbed at all
Born silver foot in mouth
That says it all
Ooo, says it all

Looking forward to your fall
So good I bet
Looking forward to your fall
Your fall

Talked about “great again”
Racist whistle call
Jim Crow all over again
You’re okay with it all
Ooo, you don’t care at all

Looking forward to your fall
So good I bet
Looking forward to your fall
Your fall

So fond of Russia
It’s clever use of power
But what is owed to Putin now?
Is it a Russian Tea Party?
Are you and Vlad bonding?
Do you care … at all?

Looking forward to your fall
So good I bet
Looking forward to your fall
Your fall

Looking forward to your fall
So good I bet
Looking forward to your fall
Your fall


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Acoustic Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Electric Guitar - Jeff Fielder
Organ - Aaron Otheim
Violin arrangement and performance - Garrett Reynolds
Track Name: Inside the Sacrifice Zone
Inside the Sacrifice Zones*
(Anders/Brown/Nuffer 2016)

Here inside this zone of sacrifice
EPA’s not welcome with advice
The company’s the one on which we rely
The company means jobs but we pay the price

Nothing to do, can’t be undone
Dirt poor yet the billionaire is the one

To whom we sing our hell-fire songs?
And who are these suits singing along?
And why do our songs last so long?
No one really knows how we get it so wrong

Here inside the UMWA
We remember all the mine wars to the day
We remember mother jones and how they paid
Forgot it all it seems election day

Nothing to do, can’t be undone
Dirt poor yet the union buster’s the one

To whom we sing our hell-fire songs?
And who are these suits singing along?
And why do our songs last so long?
No one really knows how we get it so wrong

Is it true
All our songs
Out of tune
Can they lift us up again
The local chorus so ill-attuned

We sing of home
Out of tune
Demand our home
Ill attuned
Not just your home
You don’t live alone

To whom we sing our hell-fire songs?
And who are these suits singing along?
And why do our songs last so long?
No one really knows how we get it so wrong
No one really knows how we get it so wrong


Written by Eric Anders, Matthew Brown and Tyler Nuffer
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel - Tyler Nuffer
Piano - Aaron Otheim
Organ, Electric Guitar - Matthew Emerson Brown
Backing Vocals - Lydia Ramsey
Track Name: Do You Feel
Do You Feel?
(Anders/Brown 2016)

With the news that comes
This decision’s done
What I call my home
No longer feels a home
And I’m not alone

With swastikas
Painted on the walls
And we’re ripped right back
Through the culture wars
I know
Don’t want to go

And I want to know
What you feel
For other souls?
And I can’t believe
You feel a thing
When you see
See us suffer so

No “great again”
It’s a sad time when
Only straight white men
Could really call this their home
Make it all their own

With “build a wall”
Painted on the walls
And we’re ripped right back
Through the culture wars
I know
Don’t want to go

And I want to know
What you feel
For other souls?
And I can’t believe
You feel a thing
When you see
See us suffer so

-- Solo--

And I want to know
What you feel
For other souls?
And I can’t believe
You feel a thing
When you see
No, I can’t believe
You feel a thing
When you see
See us suffer so


Written by Eric Anders and Matthew Brown
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Acoustic Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Electric Guitar - Jeff Fielder
Wurlitzer - Aaron Otheim
Backing Vocals - Anika Reichert
Track Name: A Man For No Season
A Man For No Season
(©2016 Anders/Reyes)

Sir Thomas More
Did Henry the eighth
Ever test your faith?

Oh Sir Thomas More
Our royal line
Would change your mind

When it falls, falls away
Let's celebrate the day

A man for no season
Our head of state
A time of no reason
The folly of our wayward day

Since he is so false
As head of state
To treason equate

Since he is so false
It's a fool's brand
Of "united" stand

When he falls, falls away
Let's celebrate the day

A man for no season
Our head of state
A time of no reason
The folly of our wayward day

Oh Sir Thomas More
Administer a way
Though our state seems too far gone to save?

A man for no season
Our head of state
A time of clear treason
Oh the folly of our wayward day

A man for no season
Our head of state
A time of clear treason
Oh the folly of our wayward day


Written by Eric Anders and Rene Reyes
Vocals: Eric Anders
Electric Guitar, Lap Steel - Tyler Nuffer
Track Name: So Wrong
So Wrong
(Anders, O’Bitz ©2005)

What's wrong
With my nation
Can only call it mine
For so long
Our innocence gone
No redemption in sight
No, not to the right

So wrong
Swingin' further right
So long innocence o' mine
How long before we set this right?
So wrong

Too long
Alien nation
Left one with this bile
So strong
But can we take on
Our historical trial
Without denial

So wrong
Swingin' further right
So long innocence o' mine
How long before we set this right?
So wrong

They say that they're for you
Don't they, they say
*While they make their fortunes
Don't they, they say

*(Don't believe it
Nothing there for you
They'll just keep singin'
Their false patriot songs)

So wrong
Swingin' further right
So long innocence o' mine
How long before we set this right?
How long beloved nation of mine?

So wrong
Swingin' further right
So long ignorance o' mine
How long before we set this right?
Can we set this right?
So wrong


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Vocals: Eric Anders
Acoustic Guitar, Lap Steel - Tyler Nuffer
Organ - Matthew Emerson Brown
Backing Vocals - Anika Reichert
Track Name: Big World Abide
Big World Abide
(©2006 Anders/O'Bitz)

Santa's small world
Not just a white lie
'Cause we went to bed
So safe inside

How hard to say goodnight
Big world abide
Telling our lies of black and white
Safe Inside

God's got a list
He's checkin' it twice
Heaven's the gift
For those who are nice

But still hard to say goodnight
Big world abide
Telling our lies of black and white
Safe Inside

Not innocent fairy tales
Red is the sum of this black and white
Dealin' in good and evil
These believers they terrorize
You might hope our lies evolve
It seems, hardly at all

From the big world we'll ever hide
Not abide … say goodnight

They said it was just a little white lie
We were told before goodnight
These lies of black and white
Stories for kids to feel safe inside
These lies of black and white
To which we'll hold and for which we'll die


Written by Eric Anders and Mark O’Bitz
Vocals: Eric Anders
Drums - Andrew Rudd
Bass - Stephen Baldock
Electric Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Dobro - Jeff Fielder
Organ, Wurlitzer - Aaron Otheim
Track Name: I Hear Them All (This Land Is Your Land)
I Hear Them All (This Land Is Your Land)

I hear the crying of the hungry
In the deserts where they're wandering
Hear them crying out for Heaven's own
Benevolence upon them
Hear destructive power prevailing
I hear fools falsely hailing
To the crooked wits of tyrants when they call

I hear them all [3x]

I hear the sounds of tearing pages
And the roar of burning paper
All the crimes in acquisition
Turn to air and ash and vapor
And the rattle of the shackle
Far beyond emancipators
And the loneliest who gather in their stalls

I hear them all [3x]

So, while you sit and whistle Dixie
With your money and your power
I can hear the flowers a-growing
In the rubble of the towers
I hear leaders quit their lyin'
I hear babies quit their cryin'
I hear soldiers quit their dyin', one and all

I hear them all [3x]

[Instrumental]

Was a big high wall there
Tried to stop me.
The sign was painted,
said 'Private Property.'
But on the backside,
it didn't say nothing.
This land was made for you and me.

This land is your land
This land is my land
From California to the New York island;
From the redwood forest
To the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

There in the shadow, Of the ornate steeple,
By the relief office, I saw my people;
As they stood there hungry,
I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Is this land your land? Is this land our land?
From California to the little Rhode island;
From the redwood forest
to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and Me.

I hear them all [6x]


Written by David Rawlings Ketch Secor (Woodie Guthrie)
Vocals: Eric Anders
Acoustic Guitar - Tyler Nuffer
Banjo, Backing Vocals - Lydia Ramsey
Piano - Aaron Otheim
Backing Vocals - Anika Reichert