DIT: Do​-​It​-​Together

by Eric Eckhart plus Salonband

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Over one week, September 17-23, 2012, Eric Eckhart's new album was recorded, designed, filmed, promoted, mixed, mastered and released by over 100 independent artists working collectively in front of an audience and without spending ANY money at Supermarkt creative hub in Berlin.

DIT:Do-It-Together was open to the public and live streamed allowing people to see how an album is made and how artists are creating their own alternative music industry using innovative methods.

DIT:Do-It-Together was run by A Headful of Bees international artist collective and done without spending any money and instead used skill swapping, bartering and collaborative working.

This open-source project is released under a Creative Commons license that allows people to download, share and remix the music for free for non-commercial purposes while only requiring that the artist be properly credited.

For more information, please visit www.do-it-together.com

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released 24 September 2012

The full list of the 100 people who made this album appears in the PDF Booklet available as part of the download.

Eric Eckhart - guitars, vocals
Salonband are:
Hans Rohe - guitars, backing vocals
Karl Neukauf - keyboard, accordion
Alex Bayer - bass, stringed upright bass
Achim Fäber - drums, percussion

Salonband - www.facebook.com/diesalonband

All songs written by Eric Eckhart except "Facebook Blues" by Eric Eckhart and 21 friends on FB.

Produced by Eric Eckhart and Finn Eckhart Okamura

Recorded at Supermarkt in Berlin - www.supermarkt-berlin.net

Recorded, engineered and mixed bay Popschutz Studios: Rocco Weise, Ron Sellgast, Timo Myxa, Arne Bergner, Florian Zimmermann and Fabian Brokof - popschutz.org/HOME.html

Mastering: Dirk Heinrich at NewWay Mastering - www.newwaymastering.de

Filmed by Orange 'Ear - www.orange-ear.de

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Eric Eckhart Berlin, Germany

Eric Eckhart creates songs that instantly connect with, stay with you as you go about your day and continue to grow in depth and appreciation as time goes by.

Eric organised DIT: Do-It-Together, where 100 independent artists for one week to help him record, design, film, promote and release his new album all in front of an audience and without spending money at a former grocery store in Berlin.
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Track Name: Anyone, Anywhere
Tell me it’s real - all of this racing in my heart It feels so right
Is this how it feels when you take loneliness and you bring it into the light?

I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to dance ‘til the morning is over
I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to love more than anyone, anywhere

The longer I wait, the more I slip beneath the chaos and into the night What will it take before I leap beyond the sadness and into your life?

I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to dance ‘til the morning is over
I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to love more than anyone, anywhere

I used to hide from a love I never had
Three strikes and the devil across my back
I’d take a chance if I could find the strength With a bulletproof heart and a brand new faith

I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to dance ‘til the morning is over
I want to live now before I get older I want to die like a heavenly soldier I want to drink you up and never get sober I want to love more than anyone, anywhere
Track Name: I Feel Better
I was taken down without a hope but I feel better
Lost beneath the highs and lows but I feel better

Driven from the iron throne
Picked apart and turned to stone
But I feel better

There were times when nowhere felt like home but I feel better
Stressed and pushed ‘til overload but I feel better

Taken from the iron throne
Laid upon and driven low
But I feel better

I was falling through the ice and snow but I feel better
The weight of expectations grow but I feel better

Driven from the iron throne
Picked upon and leveled low
But I feel better
Taken from the iron throne
Put upon and left alone
But I feel better I feel better I feel better
Track Name: The One
You were the one when the dark tried to take me
You were the one from the start
They never saw, but I saw how you saved me
You were the one from the start

When I was young and life was lonely
I traveled each unlucky road
I begged for time but time came slowly
I battled deep, more than you know

You were the one when the world overwhelmed me
You were the one with my heart
They’ll never know, but I know how you saved me
You were the one from the start

When I was young and life was lonely
I traveled each unlucky road
I begged for time but time came slowly
I battled deep, more than you know

I never knew what I felt inside
So blind to the breaks in a fallout shelter
Slow revelry of the parting marches on
From the brave to the dark

When I was young and life was lonely
I traveled each unlucky road
I begged for time but time came slowly
I battled deep, more than you know
Track Name: Lost
This is why we shade the darkness from our eyes
This is where it starts
This is when the fools believe that lovers never part
And I feel lost

This is why we always hurt the ones we love
We never find the gray
We only choose to close our minds and turn and run away
And I feel lost
I feel the roots of sadness twisting up to take my place
And I fear I can’t repair

This is why there’s nothing gained without a cost
I’m trying to let go I try to let the armor down and feel the breeze blow
This where it hurts and this is why it aches
When you chip away at love the bough begins to break
And I feel lost
I feel it in the moments It’s so hard to open up and I retreat
And I feel lost

This is how it starts, this is where it ends
We go back and forth and backwards once again
This is how it starts, this is where it ends
We go back and forth and backwards once again
Track Name: Katie's Waiting
Still I cannot find
Still I cannot find my home
And there’s no place left for me
No place left where I can go
So it’s one more sad goodbye
One more sad goodbye from me

And it’s hard when you discover that
Hard for you to sit in my place
It’s so strange
It’s hard when you discover that
Hard for you to sit in my place
When Katie’s waiting

Still I cannot hear
Still I cannot hear my heart
And it’s crying out for me
But the distance now has grown too far
And the silence in the night
The silence just won’t let me be

And it’s easy when you compromise
Easier to sit in your place
It’s so safe
It’s easy when you compromise
Easier to sit in your place
When Katie’s waiting

She’s waiting
She’s waiting
Katie’s waiting
Track Name: Pale Yellow Moon
I was lying awake under pale yellow moon
I was holding you close as the stars collide into view, there for you

Every instrument said I was heading for you
Every memory full of a life that I hoped would come true, here with you

We were sailing away under Pale Yellow Moon
Leaving all this behind with shackles of youth
And the bold melody of the heart breaking free always playing

There were days when I felt I’m too shattered and bruised
Had my heart re-arranged feeling tied and twisted In two, then I found you

We were sailing away under Pale Yellow Moon
Leaving all this behind with shackles of youth
And the bold melody of the heart breaking free always playing

And I do know, and I do know, and I do know
And I do know, yes I do know, and I do know
This is our time
Track Name: Make It
You were beaten to the punch and no one knew your name
You were swallowing their lines in some old fashion way

You could never make it on your own
You could never let this passion grow
Cause you are always waiting for the world to hear you say the words, “I finally know you”

You were twisting in the knife and laughing all the way
You were swallowing the night in some old fashioned way

You could never make it on your own
You could never let this passion grow
Cause you are always waiting for the world to hear you say the words, “I finally know you

You can never make it
You can never make it on your own
Track Name: Facebook Blues
The judge’s skin is pink and thin
Kick ‘em in! Kick ‘em in!
While you’re smiling like a ray of sunshine
This pain hurts, but chicks dig scars
You’re sleeping now, you’re sleeping now
While I sit and wait for you to whine
Now everyone I’ve ever know Is living here on my mobile phone
Will you like me, will you tag me and be my friend?

Now nothing, no nothing can make me blue
Not even you

I wanna bang I wanna boom I wanna zang I wanna zoom
Look in these eyes, they’re a weak disguise
Of who I wanna be or who I want you to
Blessed are those who mourn for they will dig the blues, dig the blues
Cause whiskey doesn’t solve anything but neither does milk
I always embrace you while wearing my yellow shoes
How can I miss you if you won’t go away?

Now nothing, no nothing can make me blue
Not even you

I control the weather. I just like how it feels to think that that way on a sunny day.
Can you tell me did I make it worth your while?
Parts of this sound like a day on a bike receiving compensation from the love of my life
Who preferred a bit of whistling in the end
I want to make you my God so when my number’s up I can lie like a dog.
Will you like me, will you tag me and be my friend?

Oh, now nothing, lord nothing can make me blue
Not even you
Track Name: The End
I drank the wine that slow dissolving kiss
And felt the warm temptation at your lips

I swear that I’m coming back again
I swear the lies are coming to the end, my friend
Well baby that’s a lie

I ran away from who I thought I’d be
And learned to steal a victory from defeat

I swear that I’m coming back again
I swear the lies are coming to the end, my friend
Well baby that’s a lie
Track Name: Fall In Love
There’s nothing left to say
There’s nothing in your way
There’s nothing left for you to think upon and on

There’s nothing left for you
There’s no one else to choose
There’s nothing left to do but fall in love

There’s nowhere left to hide
There’s no more asking why
There’s no more ways to think about it one more step come on and shout

There’s no more master plan
There’s no safe place to land
There’s nothing left to do but fall in love

A leap of faith no doubt about it
Words won’t save you now, anyhow

There’s nothing left to say
There’s no more great debate
There’s nothing left to do but fall in love

A leap of faith no doubt about it
Words can’t save you now, anyhow

There’s nothing left to see
There’s no more make believe
There’s nothing left to do but fall in love