DIT: Do​-​It​-​Together

by Eric Eckhart plus Salonband

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
The One 03:27
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
4.
Lost 03:17
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Make It 03:11
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
8.
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
9.
The End 02:36
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
10.
Fall In Love 02:20
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

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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 September 24, 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's songs delve deep into the extremes of human emotions and soar in epic melodies that embrace a classic style of songwriting that somehow manage to be both reminiscent and utterly unique.

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