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Fairweather Friends

by The Horde and the Harem

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Robbery 03:55
Oh boys, what have you done? You took the light from the front porch, then you run You can peck, but you’ll never get through Old fox gonna outsmart the likes of you You’re misunderstood I know you go out in the woods You’re telling a story so you can swim I’ve see the fox wearing your skin Oh boys, it’s a beautiful day Young at heart, they are careless Make a great escape You can dream, now, a dream for me Old fox took the light so he could see You’re misunderstood I know you go out in the woods You’re telling a story so you can swim I’ve see the fox wearing your skin, hanging by a thread He was half dead when you let him in to rest his weary head I want you to sleep with one eye open I want you
Shiver 04:26
The cabinet maker's hands are strong and steady His father's father's brother learned the trade Although he wishes he could make sweet music, there are mouths to feed and bills that must be paid The day is long, the work, it never ends He lives inside a dream that will haunt him to the end And when the children sleep they hear music in the air He must rest his tired mind. His hands show signs of wear And when he lays his weary head to rest there are colors in his nest Tell me, do you shiver in the morning? Tell me, do your hands hurt in the evening? Someone else is living in your thoughts Your dreams are not forgotten They're just lost I feel you, but I wandered on I'm sorry I pulled the alarm He washed his face and put his clothes away He walks the house in endless misery But the children know, when they hear music in the hall they must listen close It's the man who lost his heart I know you will shiver from the start You say it's just a warning I know you suffer from a broken heart You say it's just a warning
It’s not the means to an end More of how to walk so that we never forget that we could stand Lord, help me dig to not pretend to be an ordinary man All my friends have gathered Yes, my friends are few, but true, and I am older Tell me there’s a rabbit A magician’s hat I’m wearing when I hold her Maps hold all the places that I told her All my social graces, they have smoldered Baby, put the fire out Let’s grow cold Come on, lay me down Someone left the light on Love’s not just a border in this house Baby, put the fire out Let’s go home
Salutations 02:32
We’ve been up all night screaming at the moon All we ask is to be heard Distant memories have burned Only distract us from the holiday we yearn for The more I see, the more I saw The more I don’t know anything at all Play me like a ritual, I’m a rag doll on the ground Here I wait for kisses and I make these little sounds If you believe in kindness And I believe in explosions from my hands Let us build this house together Call it wonderful, call it fellowship Every good house that’s built has a hole Every good house that’s built has a soul We’ve been up all night howling at the moon Put it on the shelf Salutations to your health You deserve a nice cup of wine You are now a good friend of mine
Oh, the storm it won’t hold its breath for long You are mine, I am yours How could I be wrong? Let us all run into the old house We are waiting there for you We lied and told them it was all safe We can’t promise this to you They walk in through the door A fragrance you adored when you were young Had to hold your tongue Repeat, your feet don’t miss a beat You stop to catch your breath and then it’s gone No rhythm, there’s no song Oh, fairweather friends, you still belong Are you curious? Oh, fairweather friends, the sun is out and we will laugh again You are mine, fairweather friends We’re just fine, fairweather friends Here are my fairweather friends You’re just fine, fairweather friends You are mine
He whispers to the world, shy and coy About a girl he once knew and a love so pure and true Castaway, I beg your pardon You were once where I was, lost in your mind in a haze called love Take it slow If you’re gonna turn, well then, turn me on Honestly, what you gonna do? You gonna do me wrong? Oh, how I try Some things must die Impressive are your intentions schemes and caresses have all but satisfied my foolish pride and the child inside We wait for no one A church without strings and the bell never rings Sunday morning, wake up empty We comb for reasons why, to understand the origin Two birds in one hand while we long for the one that ran Sometimes this bird, it must fly to the sea Eventually


The 'Fairweather Friends' EP was recorded almost completely live in the bands rehearsal space in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, WA.


released April 12, 2014

Produced by Ryan Barber and Sam Eliot
Mixed by Dave Middleton and Sam Eliot at Dock Studios in Sacramento CA Mastered by Chris Vita at Vita Mastering in Portland, OR

The fine folks included in the recording sessions were:
Ryan Barber, Geoff Kirkby Tatro, Hanna Stevens, Sam Eliot, Jesse Skorupa, Justin Ellenson


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The Horde and the Harem Seattle, Washington

The Horde and the Harem is an indie folk-rock band whose whimsical, upbeat music perfectly matches their mystical, creative music videos. Throughout the years, the band has seen a few changes but some things remain constant – devotion to their craft as musicians and a lust for creation. ... more

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