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Eye Witness is the indie-folk duo of Milo and Rainy. They hail from West Boylston, MA and are frequenters of the music scene in Worcester MA and parts beyond. They have stories to tell.

EW started life as a three-piece rock band. Although a drummer by trade, Rainy is a multi-instrument maven, taking up bass duties in that incarnation of the band; this foreshadowed the band's eventual foray into a wider range of musical expression. Milo was and still is on guitar and lead vocals, as well as the principal songwriter. EW had their first show on March 1st 2007 and have continued to be a staple of the local scene.

The fall of 2008 saw the band shift their focus and sound to a more minimalist approach, calling on folk and blues influences alike to forge a new identity. Despite re imagining itself as a duo, the band's palette of sound saw a rapid expansion. Milo now plays acoustic guitar, along with mandolin, autoharp, harmonica and banjo. Rainy primarily took over percussion (choosing a stripped down set over a conventional rig), as well as flute, clarinet, bass, accordion, melodica, xylophone, ukulele and backing vocals.

Halfway through a show on 06/07/08, Milo proposed to Rainy onstage at Ralph's in Worcester. She, of course, accepted. Otherwise, it may have made for quite an awkward second half of the set. They were married in September of 2009, in a fun ceremony complete with a kazoo crew belting out "Here Comes the Bride" . They have a home in West Boylston where they live, love, write and rehearse. They have welcomed a sweet dog named Lupe who is their constant companion and patient critic of all their works.

Eye Witness has chosen to explore musical pathways that traditional American folk and blues have carved out for decades. This path has revealed a rich history of American mythology that they are adept at whittling into memorable songs and melodies. Milo's songwriting ruminates on themes of life, death, lost love, deals with the devil at lonely crossroads, delivered with an energy and earnestness that pays homage to the likes of Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen, to name a few. Rainy's presence is felt in every song as she guides and shapes the music with her exhaustive instrumentation which adds creative color where needed. Although the music can arguably be classified as "folk", the band defies strict labels, especially since the music is delivered with the energy of punk and the melancholy of traditional blues. Only the unseen future knows where the band's continuing transformation will take them in terms of music, lyrics and showmanship.

                                     ~Fardeen C. Jan 2010
Worcester Telegram & Gazette Apr/12

Eye Witness Spies 'pleasant tomorrow'
By Craig S. Semon

Pulse Magazine Oct/11

Eye Witness' A Pleasant Tomorrow
By Bruce Elliott

Worcester Magazine June/11

Eye Witness forecasts a pleasant tomorrow
by Janet Schwartz

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Anniversary Show at Ralph's - Worcester MA

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WRBB 104.9 - Northeastern University radio performance, Feb 28th 2010

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No More - official video
Untitled banjo song
Deciding the track list!
In the Studio
Which Side Are You On?
The Devil and Me
"Free From You"
You Can Run
Lyrics:


Which Side Are You On?

This government had an idea
And parliament made it law
It seems like it's illegal
To fight for the union any more

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

We set out to join the picket line
For together we cannot fail
We got stopped by police at the county line
They said, "Go home boys or you're going to jail"

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

I'm Going to make it right
I'm Off to choose my side
I'm going to make it right
Or else ill lose my mind

It's hard to explain to a crying child
Why her Daddy can't go back
So the family suffer
But it hurts me more
To hear a scab say Sod you, Jack

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys
Which side are you on?

I'm bound to follow my conscience
And do whatever I can
But it'll take much more than the union law
To knock the fight out of a working man

Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on, boys?
Which side are you on?

I'm Going to make it right
I'm Off to choose my side
I'm going to make it right
Or else ill lose my mind


It's Not Okay

Play for keeps and take your place there is no purpose there is nothing to gain
Why you telling yourself it's not okay
Question everything your told erase your head now lose control
I'm still telling myself it's not okay
As we march in circles waiting for change
Throw away your crystal ball the future lies within us all
No ones listening now it's all a mistake get out of my head Mr. Consequence
You're no longer needed it's too soon to forget,
No ones listening now to what you have to say.
As we march in circles waiting for change.

Kumbaya someone's laughing, Kumbaya someone's crying,
Kumbaya someone's praying, Kumbaya I am singing.

Demand respect with a microphone pay attention to me do as your told
I'm afraid to think of what you might say
The truth will come your ears will bleed the stories you tell me of tragedy
I'm afraid to blink I'm living day to day
As we march in circles waiting for change

It's one more happy ending please I'm begging you God I'm on my knees
Why are you telling yourself it's not okay
The story was over this song was sung I did the best the best that I could
I'm still telling myself it's not okay
As we march in circles waiting for change.


No More

It's too much to much I'm calling
It's too little to late to hide
I wont be the one that falling left behind
I see what no ones seeing there is no shame no shame to fight
Take a look the earth is bleeding worlds collide.

No more make war, tell me what you're fighting for
The bridges will burn the point of no return
Make war no more tell me who's keeping score,
The bridges will burn the point of no return.

You're in no condition to tell me what it's all about
The life that we are wasting walk so proud.
Should I say what no ones saying listen up as I keep quiet
Take a look the earth is still bleeding worlds collide.

Promise me it's not going to end this way
Today is not going to be the day.


Free From You

Nobody knows I never intended to go show me the roads where I shall roam
I will survive I will survive the night
Down below under the earth the sun the sky the moon
Rise to the east the sun will prove
I have survived the night I have survived the night.

Free from you I am certain I am free from truth
Run for your life but leave no clues
No one can find no one can find what's mine

It's a hard hard life I wont compromise
It's a hard hard life we're running out of time

Surround me and take a look for yourself the human race
Not even you no one is safe
We try and we try we try to place the blame
When nothings as it seems open your eyes only to see
The best things in life they do come free
We buy and we buy there is nothing I don't need

Congratulations son you proved me wrong job well done
Follow your heart it leads to love
I am alive my god I'm alive it's right.

Leave it all behind leave it all behind walk away.


You Can Run

Educate intimidate each story has two sides
Black gold take control, did you read between the lines
Under penalty of perjury you signed away your rights
You're nothing more so settle the score the numbers never lie
There is no where left to go do or die

You talk the talk can you walk the walk
Actions speak louder the words
Gather the men to sell them the plans no ones the wiser I'm sure
Duty calls lets have a ball the time of our life what's yours
I appreciate if you'd open the gates, one by one will burn
There is no where left to go do or die

I will stand beside you, together we will unite
Their all out to get you you can run but you can't hide

When 9 to 5 is not enough to survive
It was all for nothing I've learned
Collect your check from the government to the end of the line good sir
You're on your own worked to the bone walk right into their trap
With temptation comes greed, hungry mouths to feed everyones under attack
Hope you had your fun pick up your guns, there's nothing left to confess
Give your wife a kiss say good bye to the kids save your prayers save your breath
You belong to me your my property the only way out is death.
When their is no where left to go do or die.


Black Crow Blues

Oh babe, don't lie lonesome after I'm gone
Don't mourn your young life away
Just lower me down with a prayer and a song
Just 'fore the breaking of day
Just 'fore the breaking of day

It's a life worth the living, but we all have to die
All your crying won't do me no good
Lower me down with a quick said goodbye
Pour in the black Texas mud
Pour in the black Texas mud

It's a hard road you're travelin', you can't walk it alone
Find a big man to stand beside you
Take him down to the river please show him my bones
Tell him, there lies a friend I once knew
There lies a friend I once knew

The black crow's a-screaming, the yellow sun's warm
The grass tumbles tall down the hill
There's a cold wind is blowing, it's bringin' a storm
When the call of the black crow goes still
When the call of the black crow goes still


Anywhere But Here

Dear God what have I done it's all gone wrong
Blame me no one needs to suffer this long
It's to late wouldn't you know it's misunderstood
If I could change it all you know that I would

Tell me why you wont look in my eyes
Tell me why the earth she cries

Aim high get low who are you going to tell
Did you pay the price I don't need your help
I knew all along tomorrows not gone
Move fast prepare yourself here we come

Take me anywhere but here it's fine
Anywhere but here is alright

Break free come clean when push comes to shove
No one seems to know what your running from
I can't help myself it must be nice
To live unaware now is not the time
We are not losing touch it's sink or swim
only the strong survive I hope you're not him

Dear God what have I done, Tell me who is the guilty one
Dear God it's all gone it's all wrong it's all done.


The Devil And Me

No I don't know how he knows but the devil surely knows my name
Now I'll go and rest my bones, find my certain fate
At war for my soul with a heart of gold no ones here to say
Three kind words now I'm pure I'll rest in peace

Go Away go away I'm afraid it's time to go
I want to stay I want to stay it's to late I want your soul
What's your fate?

Take your final breath alone with death now were face to face
Awaken my soul to each his own on Judgement day
Hold your crucifix in the fiery pits heaven in hells domain
Original sin tell me who is going to win my eternal flame

Free I am free I am free I'm not everybody
Please please believe I am me I'm not anybody.


In the Night

Don't go home all is quiet in the night
We wont go down with out a fight
Bite your tongue all is silent in the night
Hold my hand bring me to life
It is oh so cold I am naked in the night
It is oh so cold I am forsaken in the night
You left me with out a light

Don't let go hold on to me
I wont let go hold on to me
Don't let go hold on to me
I wont let go hold on to me
I wont.

Meet me here let no one see you in the light
Come alone we'll make things right
Don't go home all is quiet in the night
We wont go down with out a fight


The Alpha Male is Dead

It's man versus man come back tomorrow lets do this again
Lets rape this this land take what we want with out consequence
What's your master plan the future begins it ends with him
Watch it all collapse beneath your feet is a castle made of sand

You keep coming back only to hear the devil she laughs
Lets face the facts it takes one to know one lets leave it at that
Recognize the past her story repeats as the cycle begins
Watch it all collapse beneath your feet is a castle made of sand

Take as you please, I want it
It's more then you will ever need, don't tempt me
Take it away all this greed you put in my head

Divided in half split it in two from first to last
An equal chance take your share move onto the next
There's nothing left devour it all put it all to a rest
Watch it all collapse beneath your feet is a castle made of sand

The Alpha male is dead, it's all in my head.


How Much Longer

So here I am where will you be as I wait for the man to come set me free
Now we wait how much longer for this man you said walked on water
Don't walk away

On my grave is where I stand I'm looking down at the promised land
I bid farewell on Judgement day I will be brave I hear the angels sing
All the angels sing

Hallelujah with death my birth has come, hallelujah

The hours come there is no escape I walk alone I wont be late
Will you see me off as I leave there is no need to worry I have made my peace
I made my peace

Can you please remember me I found my man he sets me free
We're hand in hand as we walk away I'm coming home now I will sing
I will sing

Hallelujah with death my birth has come

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