Earth Abides

by J Randall Murphy

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This piece is reminiscent of those obscure mellow tracks found on '70s & '80s classic rock albums, which makes it suitable for a wide range of mixes or for sending to almost anyone as a gift ( see link above ).


This track is also remastered using a 44,100 Hz sampling rate at a WAV bit depth of 32 Bits ( FP ) for an increase of about 33% in density over the original release, and a 95% increase over the free .mp3, Plus it includes artist refinements not present anywhere else except the CD.


Earth Abides was written in 1988 by J. Randall Murphy, who performed it live into the early 1990s with the underground alternative act 9 Daze out of Calgary Canada ( not to be confused with any current band by the same name ).

There is a timeless quality to this song that makes it one of those rare undiscovered classics that keeps getting better the more you listen to it. If you're not sure now, get the .mp3 free ( below ). When it comes together for you, you can always come back and throw a few coins in this low-income artist's jar





Earth Abides was inspired in-part by the 1949 novel of the same name, which is among the earliest portrayals of post apocalyptic survival in the history of the genre. Earth Abides is also one of the earliest stories to impart the idea that Earth has been around far longer than humans, and may very well be around long after we're gone, unless that is, we clean up our act.



Mother I know you're crying
Your children all gone bad
Look at your face. I can tell your dying
'cause nobody, nobody gives a damn
And your tears flow in the rivers and they burn your skin
And our family can't live together
'cause it's filled with so much, so much sin
So call on Moses and I'll pray to the Lord
Deliver us from the fate this world is headed for


We won't make the mistake a second time
There won't be any looking back
We'll forget the train that used to run
The tall buildings, the soft food
We'll go back to the Earth


Mother don't you feel alone
And your children won't they ever learn
Look at your face this age is growing old
And every little scratch and cut, how they take their toll
And your voice cries on the wind
But they won't stop the torturing
See them rape and kill for some stupid cause or the dollar bill
So crack the city walls and raise the tide
Mankind may come or go but Earth Abides



released July 8, 2019
Words & Music by J Randall Murphy. Performed by J Randall Murphy. Recorded at the MMPR Studio a.k.a. whatever that room across from my kitchen is called. For commercial use please contact


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J Randall Murphy Calgary, Alberta

I am from the city of Calgary If you like mid 70s & 80s classic rock, you'll probably like my style.

I also have an interest in UFOs To find out more visit and

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