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Friend You've Been

by Frances Luke Accord

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A grim and swelling tune about weathering the pandemic as young artists, it seems timely given the heavy August heat that’s been bearing down on us lately. It features our pals Katie Van Dusen (violin) and Tom Nania (e guitar).


Fish for song
And the crowd will multiply and become strong
Strong like water
Like a hurricane whose name I can’t remember
She was rich and kind
Made of water and of fire at the same time

Thieves and cowards
Who are they to turn away the wolfing hours?
While the deaf and blind
Get healed and scale the mountains in my mind
When it fell to me
Who was I to calm the thunderstorm at sea?

Safe and sound until the next wave
Life until the afterlife, into the turning knife of the lathe

But you’re rich and kind
Don’t you know the kind of friend you’ve been of mine?


released August 11, 2022
Performed by: Frances Luke Accord
Written by: Nicholas L Gunty / Brian Eugene Powers
Mixing Engineer: Nicholas Gunty
Production: Nicholas Gunty, Don Mitchell
Mastering Engineer: Chris DuPont
Label: Two-Dale Records / Tone Tree Music
Publishing: Frances Luke Accord Music Publishing
Guest performers: Katie Van Dusen (violin) and Tom Nania


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