To Owe To One: a song-a-moon from Analog Moon [UPDATED for February]

Analog Moon: To Owe To One (2021 Song-a-Moon Album)

2021 is here, and so are we… still… somehow. We’re celebrating the year by releasing a song per moon. We’ll release a new song on every full moon of the year. Go count them. (I already did – there are twelve.) And to honor that moon, we’ve named this album To Owe To One. In 2017, we did a similar project called To Owe One’s Heaven, and had a lot of fun with it. We hope to build on that idea but with more cohesion this time around.

Songs will be available to stream at analogmoon.bandcamp.com/album/to-owe-to-one and some may have additional media/material available elsewhere. Watch Analog Moon’s social media outlets for announcements:

(instagram.com/analogmoon, twitter.com/analogmoon, facebook.com/analogmoon)

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Analog Moon: Wolf (January 2021)
#1 (January 28, 2021): Wolf

He was a centaur, moon-eyed and wild of name, torn apart with hunger for the golden world.

-Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward, Angel

⁣⁣Tonight is the Wolf Moon. And so today we offer you “Wolf” to celebrate our new year’s first full moon. ⁣⁣This song is inspired by the writings of Asheville’s favorite son, Thomas Wolfe, after returning from Europe in 1936.




I… I Have a Thing to Tell You
And it won’t sound nice
So close your eyes
Back before we crossed
On the snow and ice
I heard the cries

I always run alone
But I’m always looking home for you
If the world has passed you by
Run away and hide; 108 in time

I always run alone
But I’m always looking home for you
If the world has passed you by
Run away and hide; 108 in time

Oh I have a thing to tell you
And it’s sound advice
Open your eyes
The world has lost direction
And it can’t be right
I run in the night
Nun Will Ich Ihnen ‘Was Sagen
You must hear my call
There’s no time at all
So cry, cry at the top of your lungs
‘Cause you run alone
And you can’t go home

Released January 28, 2021
Words and Music by Todd Britton
Todd Britton: Synth Drums, Synth Keys, Guitars, Vocals
Josh Sullivan: Keys, Backing Vocals

Analog Moon: Snow Moon (February 2021)
#2 (February 27, 2021): Snow Moon

The way a crow⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Shook down on me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
The dust of snow⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
From a hemlock tree⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Has given my heart⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
A change of mood⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
And saved some part⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Of a day I had rued.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

-Robert Frost, Dust of Snow

⁣⁣Tonight is the Snow Moon. It’s been a hard year, and the winter has been particularly rough. The distance between us seems like an ocean as of late. Reach out to one another. Encourage one another. Don’t forget to tell the people in your life that you care, and if they should need inspiration, give them a gentle nudge.




Let’s have an honest discussion about ambivalence
You know I would love to see you move
And this riding the fence has gotten so old to you, I know
Even when you’ve got nothing to prove

Take a breath and put one foot in front of you
The calculation is written in your eyes
It doesn’t matter what’s going on, the noise that blocks the song
Rise above it and focus on the prize

It’s no move to sit and wonder
It’s no move to play it snug
It’s no move to hide behind your fears or surrender to the drug
It’s no move to lie beneath the heavy pressure of the day
Steal yourself and move, this is the way

You’re inhibition will be your last undoing
Lying down in the safety you hold dear
What will you do when you’ve lived a life of ordinary plans
Maybe you shouldn’t focus on your fear

It’s no move to sit and wonder
It’s no move to play it snug
It’s no move to hide behind your fears or surrender to the drug
It’s no move to lie beneath the heavy pressure of the day
Steal yourself and move, this is the way

It’s no move
It’s no move
It’s no move
Surrender to the drug
It’s no move
It’s no move…

Released February 27, 2021
Words and Music by Todd Britton
Todd Britton: Synth Drums, Synth Keys, Guitars, Vocals
Josh Sullivan: Keys, Vocals