Closer By One

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released October 29, 2013

Vocals, guitar & additional synth - Eric Shouse
Guitars - Jonathan Martin Berry
Keyboards - Robert Watson
Bass - Jonathan Ahrens
Drums - Sergio Gonzalez
Additional vocals for 'These Dry Bones', 'Half as Much' & 'You Remain True' -Kesha Shantrell & Whitney Wood
Additional drums, percussion, synth programming, vocals - Ben Eggehorn

Produced, recorded and mixed by Ben Eggehorn
Mastered by Hans DeKline

Album artwork by DAVIE - www.davieart.com

All songs written by Eric Shouse. Published by Everybody Run Music (ASCAP), Raised Eyebrow Music (ASCAP)
'Sleeping in My Bed' written by Eric Shouse & Steven Wesley Guiles. Published by Everybody Run Music (ASCAP), New Cool Now Music (ASCAP), Raised Eyebrow Music (ASCAP)

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Track Name: Used to Be
I'm not what I used to be, all cold and dark and broken
But I'm not gonna say I was wrong

Not sure what you want from me, meant every word that was spoken
And anyway I think my chance is gone
Maybe we’ve both changed a lot since then
But tell me why you'd take me back again


Wounds heal, but I can see the scars
On those open arms, the arms that lead me to your broken heart
We can pursue this now, but if you choose to start
You might’ve noticed that I’m no work of art 


I'm not what I used to be, all shattered smashed and splintered
But now I think I’ve got something to say
Not sure what you want from me, meant every word that was uttered\
And I think this is my chance anyway

Wounds heal, but I can see the scars
On those open arms, the arms that lead me to your broken heart
We can pursue this now, but if you choose to start
Well, I gotta warn ya that my edges are sharp and I’m no work of art



Wounds healed but I can see the scars
On those open arms, the arms that lead me to your broken heart
We can pursue this now, but if you choose to start
I gotta warn ya that my edges are sharp and I’m no work of art


Track Name: Sleeping in My Bed
Somebody's been sleeping in my bed
Hear the sound of floorboard creaks
Somebody’s been messing with my head
Haven’t slept a wink in weeks
Counting sheep but I’m running out, I’m running out

Somebody's been scratching at your door
Somebody's been causing quite a scene
You say that you’ve seen these teeth before
I can huff I can puff but you won’t let me in
Counting sheep but you’re running out
Now you’re running out

This time I am gonna be the hero
Shed my skin and step into the light
Sick of playing the enemy
You can find somebody else for that tonight

Whoa….

Somebody’s been wearing their new clothes
Somebody’s been showing far too much
You think that you have it under control
But do you don’t, and you won’t have the magic touch
Counting sheep but you’re running out

This time I am gonna be the hero
Shed my skin and step into the light
Sick of being the enemy
You can find somebody else for that tonight

Whoa….
Track Name: These Dry Bones
There I was, turned to dust

Feel the hungry sun the distance
Approaching at the speed of light
Every movement draining resistance and life
There is no memory of water
Desperation builds at every turn
Every seen vision that is not her, it burns

There I was, turned to dust
There I was, turned to dust

Oh these dry bones
Oh these dry bones

Don’t know how far I will travel
And I have no idea how far I’ve come
But with every step I get closer by one
She’ll be there and my eyes will be lifted
And I’ll take my time and drink her in
But for now my pace has shifted and I’m singing this song again

Oh these dry bones
Oh these dry bones carry me home

Oh these dry bones
Oh these dry bones carry me home
Track Name: The Long Way
Seems you cried out so long ago
And the tone of your voice wouldn’t sound
The day has died out with certain hope
And tomorrow is smothered by now
It’s not the time for giving in

Hold on for help it’s coming the long way…

No one said it’d be a quick response
Or promised the skies would be clear
Even angels can go astray
But I’m sure that redemption is near
Just brace yourself against the storm

Hold on for help it’s coming the long way
It’s coming the long way, It’s coming the long way
Hold on for help it’s coming the long way
It’s coming the long way

Yeah assistance it will surely come
Sometimes it takes the scenic route
While you may be hanging by a thread, you might as well enjoy the view

Hold on for help it’s coming the long way
It’s coming the long way, It’s coming the long way
Hold on for help it’s coming the long way
It’s coming the long way, It’s coming the long way

Hold on for help it’s coming the long way
Hold on for help it’s coming the long way…
Track Name: Half as Much
In the darkness
In the middle of the fight
You rescued me
In the open
As the arrows come to bite
You became my shield

But you don't know
The secret's untold
I'll make it clear
You don't love me, dear
Half as much as I love you
Half as much as I do
Half as much as I love you

Profoundly
It's you and me
As you gasp out love

But you don't know
The secret's untold
I'll make it clear
You don't love me

My whole life, my whole heart
You hold in your hands
My whole life, my whole heart
You have control I let it go

But you don't know
The secret's untold
I'll make it clear
You don't love me, dear
Half as much as I love you
Half as much as I do
Half as much as I love you
Track Name: This Is Your Song
I wrote this song for tonight and I hope you hear it
Know it's you I'm singing to, and always will
Adore your face, I crave your smile and I love your spirit
So I’ll sing this song for you


This is your song, I knew it from the moment
We could go on, as long a there are days
It won't be long 'till we will see tomorrow
Seems it hasn’t been that long, but look how far we’ve gone
So this is your song

I know that it took me a while, to declare just how I
felt when you would look my way, or hold my hand
No way that I could explain, but I’ll give it a try
And I'll sing this song for you

This is your song, I knew it from the moment
We could go on, as long a there are days
It won't be long 'till we will see tomorrow
Seems it hasn’t been that long, but look how far we’ve gone
So this is your song

So much you've given me, I know
So much we've been through
Not much I could do, I can't repay
So I wrote this song for you


This is your song, I knew it from the moment
We could go on, as long a there are days
It won't be long 'till we will see tomorrow
Seems it hasn’t been that long, but look how far we’ve gone
So this is your song
Track Name: I Won't Let You Down
Maybe it's the sparkle in the air up here
Feels like nothing else could ever be this clear
But if the clouds that you are floating on disappear

I won't let you down
We may be miles above the ground
If we're lost I'll get us found
I won't let you down

Perched on a ledge
About to take a step over the edge
With my head bowed I remember the words I said

I won't let you down
We may be miles above the ground
If we're lost I'll get us found
I won't let you down

You got lost… looking for me
You fell… falling with me
Been through hell but it's my turn, my turn I guarantee
I’m not giving up, there is no way because you never gave up on me


I won't let you down
We may be miles above the ground
If we're lost I'll get us found
I won't let you down, I won't let you down
I won't let you down
We may be miles above the ground
If we're lost I'll get us found
I won't let you down, I won't let you down
I won't let you down, I won't let you down, I won’t let you down
Track Name: I Hear Your Voice
I hear your voice every time I close my eyes I see your smiling face
I can taste your skin when I'm falling back to sleep I try to live it all again

When will I see all of these visions start to end
The day I can be not looking backwards I'll be ready to begin

How did this song turn so sad
I'm missing the life we never had
We never had

I hear your name when I'm talking in my sleep it wakes me up and then

I taste the sting and the beauty of a sweet, barren undone dream

When will I see all of these visions start to end
The day I can be not looking backwards I'll be ready to begin

I'm ready to begin...

How did this all turn so sad?
I'm missing the life we never had, oh, oh and

How did this all turn so sad
I'm missing the life we never had
We never had
Did we ever have the life that I miss?
I hear your voice every time I close my eyes

Track Name: Come Back Home
I hope you'll give a call when you are able
You know that if you're stuck, I will pick you up
And there's a seat open at the table,
the seat right next to me, just where I wish you could be
This house is not a home unless you're here

Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home

Every day I look so I remember
At the picture of your face, the one I can't replace
But as the recollection's getting dimmer
The hope remains in bloom, that I will see you soon
Sometimes I hear a voice and think it's you

Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home

Oh I wish that I had done things differently
Now I wish that we could change the past
There are things I’ve held that I can’t grasp
Oh I wish that I had done things differently
Now I wish that we could change the past
There are things I’ve held that I can’t grasp

Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home
Won't you come back home
Track Name: You Remain True
Billowing plumes surrounded with sulfur fumes
As I move through siege under fire
Smoke in my lungs making it hard to breathe
Exhaling all my potency

With no words to utter
I shake and I shudder
But you remain true
You remain true

Blood red, the sky is staring its haunting gaze
On a face that is filling with grief
Pounding, my heart is beating its anthem tune
Once again as I strain for relief

Never knew the perils ahead
Never saw the hollow from which I bled
I was screaming inside for a cure
Then you reached out your hands

With no words to utter
I shake and I shudder
But you remain true
You remain true


Never saw the perils ahead
Never knew the mine field on which I tread
I was screaming inside for a cure
Then you reached out your hands and put an end to the war

You remain true
You remain true
You remain true
You remain true