Brother's Keeper

by Farewell Friend

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Winter in North Carolina Summer in July, Winter in North Carolina Summer in July, The weeds they all grow tall and they all die. Get me to my home. Babe I know the way. Get me to my home down in Carolina. I had a dream last night babe they all were dancing. I had a dream last night babe they all were dancing. Put your hand on my thigh. Promise me all you got. Get me to my home. Babe I know the way. Get me to my home down in Carolina. I had a dream last night and I woke up cry'en I had a dream last night and I woke up cry'en You put Your hand on my eyes.
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Could I give up a week for getting high in summer time? And I would drive for miles to get the sand off of my toes. But I...No I can't waste one thought on that. No I can't waste one thought on that. And as the men walk home from work they know they better grow they better grow their children tall. But they wanna keep their women small But I...No I can't waste one thought on that. No I can't waste one thought on that. No I I will get my fill up at the station and drive all night. And I will watch the stars as they pass by and miss my girl. I can't waste one thought on that.
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What my mother carried my poor father will bury and my conscience is burdened with the cost. I believed a lie about the northern lights and caught our death along adventures way. My heart was frozen set on the gold I had chosen cracked by guilt and shattered by the storm. Oh you heartless heartless fool oh you heartless heartless fool. A heart thus broken is no worthless token and the devil came to collect his pay. For the night watch keeping my brother's turn sleeping so I left to find my golden prize.Oh you heartless heartless fool oh you heartless heartless fool. Our souls awaken and as his was taken mine was left to wander with the wind. Now I find my prize among the northern lights a selfish soul surrendered to the snow. What my mother carried my poor father will bury and my conscience is burdened with the cost.

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This EP is the debut project Farewell Friend. These songs are dreams, stories, thoughts, and questions. The title track is Brother's Keeper. It follows the journey and death of two brothers somewhere in the frontier of Alaska. One of their souls is with us still, wandering, singing sadly about mistakes and wrongs done-yet shining faintly like the northern lights.

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released May 13, 2014

Songs and lyrics written by Thomas Troyer. Engineered by Edd Kerr and David Wimbish. Mixed and Mastered by David Wimbish.

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Farewell Friend, started in 2013 by Thomas Troyer, with a multi-layered approach to folk and alternative country. Farewell Friend delves into lush orchestral textures, gritty distorted guitar solos, and minimal acoustic landscapes to tell stories about love, loss, and identity.

Tom - singer, songwriter, acoustic guitar
Aaron- Drums
Evan - Upright Bass
Mark - Electric Guitar, Dobro, Lap Steel
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