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Eleven Nine

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1.
This Fire Has Burned Too Long (© 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
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How Low and Why (© Anders/O'Bitz) 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
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Looking Forward to Your Fall (©2005 Anders/O'Bitz) 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
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Inside the Sacrifice Zones* (©2016 Anders/Brown/Nuffer) 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 Emerson 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
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Do You Feel 04:00
Do You Feel? (©2016 Anders/Brown) 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 Emerson 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
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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
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So Wrong 04:08
So Wrong (©2005 Anders, O’Bitz) 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
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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
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I Hear Them All (This Land Is Your Land) (© Guthrie) 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

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

See Eric's latest release, released as a duo with Mark O'Bitz in June, 2018: Of All These Things. Eric and Mark are working on their second duo release, Ghosts To Ancestors, which should be out early 2019.
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