Saltwater EP

by Empty Friend

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Dave K Wait for the drop and the end! 🤘 Favorite track: Hanging On.
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Empty Friend's debut EP, recorded in early 2018 by Wayne Adams at Bear Bites Horse Studios, Haggerston, London.

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released April 7, 2018

David Kirk, Ryan O'Hare, Karl Morgan, David Norman

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Empty Friend London, UK

London-based hard rock band Empty Friend formed in 2015, taking their name from an album track by L.A. alt-rockers Failure.
The band mixes driving guitar riffs and wailing vocals, drawing on elements of hard rock, grunge, stoner with a hint of metal to deliver a battery of heavy, yet melodic tunes.
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Track Name: Hanging On
Waking up with the girl
Stars and moon in her face
Hair that falls to the floor
Costume diamonds and lace

I can’t help what I like
There’s no accounting for taste
She knows full well that she kept me waiting
Kept me right in my place

Keep me hanging on
You’re my special thing
Hanging on your word
Hanging always by a string

An unobtainable girl
Close but always apart
I'm always there on the outside
Looking in from afar

So be with me when you will
Share with me what you want
I'm living for your amusement
While you’re slowly breaking my heart

Keep me hanging on
You’re my special thing
Hanging on your word
Hanging always by a string

Lyrics by David J Kirk & R. O'Hare May 2017 © copyright, all rights reserved
Track Name: Save Me From Myself
It's so easy just to lay down in that hole
Get buried each and every time you fall
Let each shovel load hit you and give up
Or drag yourself back through it all and

Now, save me from myself (rpt)

All the things we love are transient at best
They drag you down til there's nothing of you left
Everything's a cage I'm dying to get out
Make's it easier to burn it down and

Now, save me from myself (rpt)

Lyrics by David J. Kirk & Ryan O'Hare 2018 ©copyright, all rights reserved
Track Name: Live To Please
Tell me I'm special
Tell me I'm free
Want to be unique
Want to be 'me'

Tell me I'm pretty
That's all I need
It’s all laid out for you
Take what you see

Let me be useful
Help me believe
That I am living for myself

So, take all of me
Oh I live to please
Take every little piece
I can satisfy you
So validate me
Go on validate me
I'll give it all for free
Oh I live to please

Tell me I'm funny
Tell me I'm sweet
so hardworking
So complete

Let's share opinions
Let's all agree
So fascinating
Apparently

Let me be useful
Help me believe
That I am living for myself

So, take all of me
Oh I love to please
Take every little piece
I can satisfy your needs
So validate me
Go on validate me
Waiting on my knees
Oh I live to please

I’m on my knees…

Lyrics by David J. Kirk, 2016 ©copyright, all rights reserved
Track Name: Meet My Maker
I’ve at peace
Now let me be still
I'm ok with who I am
and how I've lived

It’s a cage
It’s a spinning wheel
First you wear it out
Then you shed your skin

Meet my maker
Meet my maker

I gave it all
You can’t take it with
There’s some things I’d do different
But I wouldn’t change

One thing
Not one minute
Hold my hand in yours
While my heart gives in

Meet my maker
Meet my maker

Now it’s time to justify
All the ways I lived my life
Tried to find the answers to it all
And ended up chasing after
A thousand truths a million lies
Always tried to find the line
Now I close my eyes

Lyrics by David J. Kirk, 2016 ©copyright, all rights reserved
Track Name: Saltwater
Step into the ocean
Beneath a morning sky
Think of all that I got wrong
Salt burns my eyes

Swim to the breakers
Feel the cold bite
Water slowly rising up
But it’s alright

Why do I save my skin?
I’m ready for the salt water
Sink down, my blood my bones
A siren’s calling for me

I used to struggle
To kick and fight for breath
Gave it everything I could
There’s nearly nothing left

The blue light fading out
The depths beneath my feet
Feel the current pull me down
Should I draw it deep?

Why do I save my skin?
I’m ready for the salt water
Sink down, my blood my bones
A siren’s calling me home

Drink the water deep

Lyrics by David J. Kirk & Ryan O’Hare, 2016 ©copyright, all rights reserved

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