I Left This Place

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In 1975, Travis Walton was supposedly abducted by aliens. It's a pretty run of the mill abduction story. However, something about this story stands out. It's the most documented abduction ever, and there were five witnesses; all of whom passed multiple polygraph tests. Like the story of the Mothman, I was intrigued to research and write about Walton's experience.


I fell asleep, how many days has it been
since I left this place
I watched these fields grow smaller under my feet
as I left this place
was it a dream, or did they take me away
into outer space
or was it worse, was I just seeing things
that would shake my faith

I flew far from home and far from you
and I was afraid of the truth
so I just faked it and no one knew

I’ve heard it said that he convinces the weak
to leave the faith
I should know, I for one have seen things
that I cannot explain
the creatures spoke, and they called me by name
and they saw my face
and what was worse, they knew my weaknesses
and they exposed my shame


from Diversions, released October 31, 2015



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JOEL Maryville, Illinois

Joel has lived in the same small midwest town his whole life. He is married with 5 kids. He writes and records music purely as a creative outlet. You won't likely see him playing shows, but we suppose he'd oblige if you ask him nicely. Joel is intrigued by unorthodox thinking regarding spirituality, as shown in his new EP "Diversions". Joel is the worship leader at Copper Creek Christian Church. ... more

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