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Family Portrait

from ep by Eric Ott

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This song was written in 2009 or so? I am not sure. I started recording it with grand ideas and then shelved it. I finally finished mixing it today (March 12, 2020). The chaotic chorus had so many guitars and synth that I had to strip it down to a minimum of what I had. It's ok. I love that my friends and family play on this track. I hope you enjoy.

The cover is an old family photo. The photo is in Bristol, CT and I am around 7 or 8 years old. My sister and my brother are also in the photo. I am the youngest. I rolled my socks halfway down, not sure why. My Mom always purchased me "Pilgram Shoes" from Buster Brown Shoes. Tube socks, shorts, and Pilgram Shoes. I was so ahead of the curve of fashion.


My Dad always smoked
He lives alone, in hotel rooms
He never wanted us, He never wanted us

My Mother always drank
She lives alone, in romance books
She never wanted him, she never wanted him

When you look inside, you can see the light, in your eyes
When you look behind, there’s no one to follow, you home

My brother always cursed
He died alone, with his wife beside him
She never said goodby, she never said goodby

My sister always cries
She feels alone, though people love her
She sometimes tries to smile


from ep, track released March 12, 2020
Guy Capecelatro III: Guitar, Synth**
Nate Laban: Bass**
Eric Ott: Vocals, Synth
Jim Rioux: Drums
Joe Simes: Guitars
Nick Turgeon: Lead Guitar

Written & Recorded by Eric Ott at One Care Garage Studio
** Nate and Guy recorded their parts in the comfort of their own homes.


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Eric Ott Dover, New Hampshire

Writing, Recording and Performing songs on the Seacoast for over 20 years. Nominated and Winner of several awards. A lover of pizza and songs of the 70's.

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