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Oh Solomon, when will you learn?
The means of the matter are not our concern
With all of your secrets just floating around
There’s so much potential for us to fall down

I used to believe in you

We made a promise of copper and tin
Stars tied together with pieces of skin
We may get lost but we’ll never be wrong
With a system of symbols to help us along and

I used to believe in you

Stones won’t hold the demons down
They grow like saplings out of the ground
I know they’ll always be around
No, stones won’t hold the demons down

Oh Solomon, When will you see?
There’s no other student as clever as me
Do yourself a favor, and in your next show
Try not to reveal just how little you know

I used to believe in you


from Where We Go, We Grow, released March 13, 2012



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Friendly Strangers Bronxville, New York

The members of Friendly Strangers came together at Sarah Lawrence College when front man Curtis McMurtry (banjo) assembled Liam O' Brien (fiddle), Max Mamis (accordion), and Lucy Kahn (bass) in September 2010. Since then, Friendly Strangers have developed a repertoire of songs regarding cosmopolitan angst, southern funerals, general bitterness and occasionally love (but usually not). ... more

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