from Feral by The Secret Emchy Society

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This song is a love letter to things ending and starting again. Sometimes the people you love break your heart. And that's ok. It still makes me cry when I sing it sometimes.


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

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


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……


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


from Feral, released April 22, 2014
music / lyrics: Cindy Emch
vocals: Cindy Emch
backing vocals: Carolyn Mark
fiddle: Sean Malroy
guitar: Joel Fernandes
upright bass: Ed Cagnacci

Produced by Sean Malroy, Saturn Studios


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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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