Echo

by Hello Echo

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    2 Years in the making, LA based Hello Echo releases their much anticipated sophomore album "Echo" with artwork by Andy Sarno / Chris DeLorenzo / Mitch McKenzie.

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released 25 February 2014

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Hello Echo Santa Monica, California

“Hello Echo is equal parts East Coast freneticism and West Coast chill; vintage sound and modern mixing; uppers and downers....high-energy listening with a nod to the jangly guitar and sunny disposition of '60s pop.”
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Track Name: Growing Old and Sleeping
I waited in a line to see you
I told myself that I was fine too
I didn’t sleep my hands were shaking
My mind stretches instead of breaking

I didn’t hear the words I was saying
Couldn’t feel what my hands were playing
I made my way down to the station
i fought until I lost my patience

I waited for a dream to find me
I tried to figure out the timing
In waking life our dreams make no sense
But sometimes being up makes much less

I guess we’re growing old and sleeping
Track Name: Country
Country is the strangest notion
Map maker drawing lines on oceans
Fear made the people believe borders
But you can't keep the evil out

The arms grow but the heart gets cut out
The truth drowns as the lies get so loud
Things that you wouldn't believe are happening
You still won't believe it though

Big gun for the only son
You know he's gonna get some
Big cry into an empty sky

You know nobody survives
when the wind still blows but the sun it don't shine
Who knows which one is gonna die
when the fear's so strong and it's up against kindness

Big fine from the real small sign
They thought we wouldn't find out
Fires to the banks we hired
Fake money all around and we thought that we could get some

You know nobody survives
when the wind still blows but the sun it don't shine
Who knows which one is gonna die
when the fear's so strong and it's up against kindness

Oh Country
We were born murdering
Played this game and I played to win
I became what I was in
Hurricane wipe it clean
Sea of tanks and drone machines
We were born innocent, but I'm on fire
Track Name: Watch Through the Lines
Went outside
I could feel a sea of hidden eyes
You know that I mind
Back inside
Recording me all the time
They watch thru the lines

My eyes search for a place to hide
I’d kill to have any peace of mind
Tracking the things that I buy
I swear they are coming after me
Wish I could be somewhere

Back outside
Imagine armies coming down the line
We’re falling behind
trying to relax
But the bombs could fall at anytime
How can I unwind?

I fell prey to national ties
I stopped breathing for a real long time
Countries join to take what is mine
It’s so plain for us to see
Wish I could be somewhere
Track Name: Coffee Cups
Look at all the People
What are all they here for
Coffee cups and adderall
Now calm me down with alcohol
Its time to sleep
It's time to go
It's time to be on telephones
Is that guy talking to himself
Or is he on with someone else

Down on the beach waves crashing endlessly
If we would take the time to be there
Out in the forest surrounded by the trees
I heard a voice I heard it speak I turned around
Then only me

Money flows it grows on trees
The value is imaginary
Handshake deals and spoken words
don't do the things they said they would
Kindness is a far off cry
and no one looks you in the eye
I had some dreams - I sold them all
So i could walk instead of crawl

Down on the beach waves crashing endlessly
If we would take the time to be there
Out in the forest surrounded by the trees
I heard a voice I heard it speak I turned around
Then only me
Track Name: Under A Spell
Are we gonna be here?
Are we gonna feel this sore?
The company is killing us all
They wanna write this off
Crawling on the ceiling
Dont care enough to take the call
Lists climbing all the way up
I gotta find a job

All as one won’t you take me where words don’t go
Help me find it I’ve gone off

Talkin in ragtime
Talkin till your throat is sore
Thought you were rock n roll
Till you were shown the door
Look at how the money
Shapes imagination
It’s why the world’s spinning around
They tried to sign my thoughts

Livin in a fever
But no one would ever tell
The world it ain't ever gonna know me
like I know myself
Doomed to repeat it
Machines designed to grind it out
Tried to be working so hard
So i could work this off

All as one won’t you take me where words don’t go
Help me find it I’ve gone off

Under a Spell - Nah Nah Nah
Down here in Hell
with everyone
Facing off with giant rabid dogs
and i teased em - ah ah ah
Drink to your health - nah nah nah
Kill for your wealth - ya ya ya
Caught the disease of not giving a fuck
Cuz I breathed it
And if love was an obvious thing
Who would know?
Don’t know what I should do so I sing
Let me go
Track Name: Tumbleweejy
Inside of doors in summer
Close the book and head down to the beach with all our friends
We can take the subway
Train is like a tumbleweed just rolling across the plain

Adventure singing siren-like songs slow
Drifting in thru the open window
We could go if we only knew where
All the tiny tumbleweeds like snowflakes in your hair

We could take it easy
The vastness of the west is calling out like an old friend
If all the roles are rigid somewhere
Break the mold and shake it so we never see the end

Find a place for peace with all you don’t know
Only look into the sun directly now and then
We could go if we only knew where
the tiny tumbleweeds lookin like snowflakes in your hair

We could uncover what has always been hid
We could still feel something that we never did
We could take the subway
Train is like a tumbleweed just rolling cross the plain

If we’re living right now then we never die
Ancestors are having fun up in the sky
Tumbleweeds come rolling up then they go by
We’ll always be like children askin why why why
Track Name: Lion
Hello Echoing the last voice
Everyone I know lives with their own noise
Cut me off
from all thought
Be with me now
like the first time
I waited for you
and this feeling
still working
we’re dealing forever with madness
we’re creatures of habit
we take it for granted
I know that inside that’s not us
and not what I wanted for you

Wasting the time of your life

Lion
I'm in the den
Lion
Came here again
against better judgement
I know
Lion
Track Name: A Drop is an Ocean
Whats in there? What did i See?
That made me so hollow
I've had so many ideas
Is there one to follow?
What's in here?
Making me breathe, connecting with sorrow
Can we see?
Before We return the time that we borrowed

When I was young, lying in my bed alone.
Tried to fall asleep, but heard something that wouldn't let me
In a silent room... A simple hum...
...became a rattling in my brain that never left me

All my dreams, split at the seams and float out to nowhere
Awake or asleep, let me receive a message from out there
‘Cause what I hear, is more than what's near
A drop is an ocean
Who are we?
Beyond Desire, beyond emotion

When light was young, and space and time were one
Was there a place for love, or something that was all connecting?
My silent plea, to know the secret of all being
Living underneath
That I can't see but something tells me
Track Name: I Wore It Too
Days blend into days
and though I worked by your side you don't know me
‘Cause here we wear faces to fit in our places
The worst part is not all of you
It’s that I wore it too

They tell the kids in school
You can be anything that you want to
Believe and work hard, before long you'll have made it
For some that may work
For the rest, how much of that's true?

Told me what to do
And sometimes I listen
Though i listen, sometimes
They don't own me
‘Cause here all we do is make more and more paper
I knew that back then and right now
I know that too
Track Name: Don't Add It Up
Some of these days I’m gleaming
And no one even gives a shit
Other days its all fine
But if I mind don’t remind me
It's all one crazy dream
All that I made for you

Out where the wind blows and these things just seem to go
forever and I
don’t even mind when the wind
is whistlin’
da da da da da

Don’t even know
Don’t even care for
Don’t even show what all of your stares were

'Cause I’m on my way back
If I leave this time tomorrow
Don’t add it up
Track Name: And We Both Know
You come over we step out
and what we start thinking comes about
While floating up we couldn’t stop
from looking down on everyone

Now that we know everything
We can let it go
We borrowed so long ago
Don’t remember what we still owe

We don't know anything
Just don’t let it show
We’ll wait for the door to close
Make up what we don’t know