Friends Like These

by Hydrophonic

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Inspired by the band’s own true-life events, “Friends Like These” paints a vivid aural picture of lies and betrayal.

From its opening lines which state “thought I was losing my mind/turns out you tried to take that too” and continuing to include the raging chorus of “with friends like these, who needs enemies?”, the song pulls no punches as it seemingly assaults the perpetrator who had wronged them.

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released 26 June 2012

Music by Corey Largent and Sam Lowther
Lyrics by Corey Largent

© HYDROPHONIC, 2012


Recorded at Hyde Street Studio C, San Francisco.
April 29, May 5-7, 2012

Produced by Michael Starita & HYDROPHONIC
Hyde Street Studios

Engineered by Erik Brackett

Mixed by Michael Starita & Hydrophonic
Hyde Street Studios

Mastered by Maor Appelbaum

Management:
Laura DeMartini Trafton
Moxy Media, LLC
Moxy-Media.com

Art Direction & Design:
Lee Fenyves
::leefenvisual::the art & design of Lee Fenyves leefenvisual.com

Hydrophonic Logo by Corey Largent
Front Cover Photograph by Lee Fenyves
Inside Photograph by Lee Fenyves
Back Cover Art by Sam Lowther and Corey Largent
Friends Like These Logo by Corey Largent
Additional graphic support by Laura Trafton

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Hydrophonic San Francisco, California

HYDROPHONIC is a psychedelic hard rock band featuring Corey Largent (lead guitar/vocals), Sam Lowther (rhythm guitar, backup vocals), Zack Newman (bass guitar) and Shawn Stein (drums). The four San Francisco natives grew up together and developed a fondness for creating face-melting progressive hard rock that draws inspiration from the human condition, local landscape and the fantastical. ... more

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Track Name: Friends Like These
Thought I was losing my mind,
turns out you tried to take that too.
You were a leach from the start.
What’s something useful worth to you?
You’re choking on your every word,
ain’t worth the shit your life’s become.
What’s another poor man’s money gonna buy for you these days?

When your lies are a sleepwalking gun,
and your face is the phantom of decency,
who will believe you are the victim,
when all your friends are scum like you?

I row with my hands, feet as a rudder.
You sit on your ass and wait for the wind.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
With friends like these
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
With friends like these

I saw you walking alone
surrounded by the ghost of pride.
They couldn’t buy you a life,
no matter how you tried, denied.
The road to redemption ain’t long,
but you were never taught to walk.
Your path is a million mile crawl,
paved in fool’s gold.

When your lies are a sleepwalking gun,
and your face is the phantom of decency,
who will believe you are the victim,
when all your friends are scum like you?

I fly with the birds south for the winter.
You said you could fly and froze to death.

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
With friends like these
With friends like these, who needs enemies?
With friends like these