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Emchy from the bands Vagabondage, Rhubarb Whiskey, the Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, Jerk Church, and Feral spent a couple of years with these songs planting and watering them until they grew up and became a charming solo EP. I hope you like it.

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released April 22, 2014

Featuring the talents of: Emchy, Carolyn Mark, Joel Fernandes, Sean Malroy, Norman Carley, and Ed Cagnacci.

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The Secret Emchy Society Oakland, California

The Secret Emchy Society plays foot stompin' heart breakin' queer cowboy songs about good friends and hard times. Frontperson Cindy Emch uses her unique & nuanced voice to sing her deeply personal americana music for modern times.

She has previously sung, strummed, and squeezeboxed her way around the country with the bands Vagabondage, Rhubarb Whiskey, Oakland Wine Drinkers Union, and Feral.
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Track Name: Crossroads
My eyes are salty
my tears are dry
but no one knows no ones asking why
my tears are salty
but my eyes are dry
and no one cares when they see you cry

CHORUS
Once it was the music
Once it was my life
and i could take for granted
that we would get it right

I'm off and wandering
out on my own
just an old pair of boots and this dirt road to roam
you were my best friend
partner in crime
but now that's just cobwebs we'll sweep out in time

CHORUS

these last cold days I know more and more
that your words are small and empty as they fall on the floor
i'm walking forward
heart full of pain
but i'll still think of you when i'm hearing
those oakland trains……

CHORUS

my eyes are salty
my tears are dry
but no one cares when they see you cry….
Track Name: Drivin' and Thinkin'
our show clothes hang on the shower
and our mix tapes they cover the floor
I get cranky and laugh
after too many stops for gas
I'm just driving and thinking of you

the next morning is always the hardest
wine bottles all over the ground
there's a shotgun shell near the wreck of my heart
and the whiskey always does its part

CHORUS

tonight we'll step on that stage
and sweat for you under those lights
we'll show you our dreams
the secrets we've seen
drunk carnies dance into the night

CHORUS

there's a shotgun shell near the
wreck of my heart
and the whiskey always does its part
Track Name: Stars Fall Shooting
Train tracks and
Mountains got me dreamin'
Your sweet face got me
schemin'

Find a space for my heart to fly
Don't know how
And I don't know why

Moon rose red and
it's time to try
Moon's blood red
Time to try

Slow dancing to 30's blues
Always brings me Back to you
Snow on my face and A far off rain
New moon is coming back again

Don't know the words and I don't know why
Don't know the words but I'm gonna try

Never know where the fork will lead
Never know if your heart did keep

Me in yours, yours in mine
So I'll just trod under this
Ashen sky

While the stars fall shooting (chorus)

Sun beating on my shoulders down
Jerk waters running me Outta town
I'm heading to you and making my time
Sometimes you gotta ride
Dust covered boots and a rusty nail
I've been down every road I need to fail
this one last time may the path be right
I only want to lay with you tonight

While the stars fall shooting (chorus)
Track Name: Whiskey and Burn Barrels
on the second to the longest night of the year
drunk on old laughter and american beer
you touch my shoulder that sunburned flesh
thirsty from stars that were reaching for breath

CHORUS
whiskey and burn barrels under an almost full moon
in a back yard in northern california
singing old songs of fate love and booze
fills up our nights off from working

we sing in off time we sing out of tune
never knowing the answer
but we've got that old country tune
makes sure we keep dancing

CHORUS

fern forms a circle
our hands form a song
love comes on like thunder
ambers got whiskey she's passing it round
dust kicks up this adventure

CHORUS

roachie made cake
maggie sang lead
sailor plucked out a
sad tune [pause]
but under this dusty old
oakland sky
we can all laugh crazy
o'er those things we do

CHORUS
Track Name: Crossroads (LIVE)
My eyes are salty
my tears are dry
but no one knows no ones asking why
my tears are salty
but my eyes are dry
and no one cares when they see you cry

CHORUS
Once it was the music
Once it was my life
and i could take for granted
that we would get it right

I'm off and wandering
out on my own
just an old pair of boots and this dirt road to roam
you were my best friend
partner in crime
but now that's just cobwebs we'll sweep out in time

CHORUS

these last cold days I know more and more
that your words are small and empty as they fall on the floor
i'm walking forward
heart full of pain
but i'll still think of you when i'm hearing
those oakland trains……

CHORUS

my eyes are salty
my tears are dry
but no one cares when they see you cry….