Echo Papa

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released June 23, 2017

Echo Papa liner notes:

Produced by BLEU
Engineered by Ducky Carlisle
Mixed by Bleu & Ducky

Recorded at Ice Station Zebra

Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

track 1 - additional mixing by David Spreng
track 3 - recorded at The Velveteen Laboratory, Los Angeles CA by Bleu


After Party
written by Dave Munro, Bleu, Adrian Aiello, Adam Salameh
vocals - Dave Munro
guitar - Adrian Aiello
drums/tambo - Adam Salameh
"ooh"s - Casey Sullivan
trumpet - Steve Scott
synths - Bleu
gangs - Ducky Carlisle, Adrian, Steve, Casey, Dave

Live In
written by Dave Munro, Bleu
vocals - Dave Munro
guitar - Adrian Aiello
drums, guitar slaps - Adam Salameh
trumpet - Steve Scott
synths - Bleu
gangs - Adrian, Steve, Casey, Dave, Ducky Carlisle

Book Smart
written by Casey Sullivan, Bleu
vocals - Casey Sullivan
synths, guitar - Bleu
drums/percussion - Adam Salameh
guitar - Adrian Aiello
"oh"s - Dave Munro, Steve Scott, Adrian Aiello

Go Time
written by Dave Munro, Adrian Aiello, Adam Salameh, Bleu
vocals - Dave Munro
flugelhorn - Steve Scott
guitar - Adrian Aiello
drums - Adam Salameh
bass - Casey Sullivan, Bleu
"go"s - Dave, Bleu, Adrian, Adam

Keeping Bees
written by Casey Sullivan, Bleu
vocals - Casey Sullivan
guitar - Adrian Aiello
bass, synths - Bleu

Doubt
written by Dave Munro, Bleu
vocals - Dave Munro
guitar - Adrian Aiello
drums - Adam Salameh
synths - Bleu
"doubt"s - Steve Scott

It's You
written by Dave Munro, Casey Sullivan, Bleu
vocals - Dave Munro, Casey Sullivan
guitar - Dave Munro
piano, Rhodes and organ - Steve Scott
drums - Seth Kasper
bass - Bleu

ATC: Dave Munro, Casey Sullivan, Steve Scott, Adam Salameh, Adrian Aiello

Manager - Stacey Peck, speck.management

Cover/Outer Artwork - Mark Battle
Inner Artwork/Design - Rob Carter

© ℗ 2017 Air Traffic Controller: Dave Munro - NORDO Music (ASCAP); Casey K Sullivan - Fondest Publishing (ASCAP), William James McAuley III - Seriously You Call This Music (ASCAP); Adrian Aiello - Aiello Music (ASCAP); Adam Salameh - Junkanew Publishing (ASCAP)

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Track Name: After Party
After Party

I was walking up the driveway
sliding through the door
everybody's looking my way
don't know what for
like I'm not supposed to be here
don't know the code
you can't choose where you come from
only where you go

lights are all on and the music is loud
everyone raise a fist everyone shout
police are here and they’re kicking us out
they’re kicking us out

how’d we end up at the after party
did I show up at the wrong address
are we a part of the drunk majority
or just another uninvited guest
in the morning it’s a different story
when everybody’s cleaning up the mess
I don’t believe in the after party
I don’t believe in it, can’t believe it

some started a bonfire
some went to the show
some headed for border
to be left alone
looking out at the chaos
with a crooked grin
gotta pay off the pit boss
in the state we’re in

party is over we’re stuck on the couch
I’d say it’s bullshit but I’m not allowed
authority’s here and they’re kicking us out
they’re kicking us out

what the hell just happened
did we burn it down
can we still throw a party
when there ain’t no house
Track Name: Live In
Live In

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
only so much to spend

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
before you reach the end

each day
could be a go to the beach day
eat the juiciest peach day
whatever makes you smile

some days
can be go go go days
but don't you think that it's ok
when it's worth your while

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
and no one really knows

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
how much is left to go

childhood
not everybody had it so good
if we could do it over some would
how far would you go

and who would you be
you couldn't choose another family
but all your friends and your surroundings
are under your control

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
go ahead and let them know

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
how much you love them so

violence
getting tired of the mindless
those who never had the guidance
they are the most afraid

there is evil
around defenseless people
now the gentle and the feeble
can never find their way

stunted
at job you never wanted
every now and then you're haunted
makes you want to cry

if you hadn't been grounded
could've failed until you found it
and then finally amounted
to somebody you like

we all die
we hardly ever get to say bye
become an angel in the big sky
if you paid your dues

wish I knew it was coming
if there were some kind of warning
we would do only what's important
with the ones we choose

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
not everyone survives

all we can do is live in
what time we're given
go on you're still alive
Track Name: Book Smart
Book Smart

you say you've been left broken
so you stick to what you know
but you only know how to run away
and I don't want to let you go

why don't you get out of your head oh
why don't you get into my bed
why you get out of your head oh
why don't you get it

don't be so be so
be so book smart
get a read on my heart

I was never really good at explaining
but I know know what I need to know
you think you see how the whole thing ends
but I'm not gonna let you go
Track Name: Go Time
Go Time

I might be the luckiest dude
the world has ever seen
I've been sliding in, and making it
by the skin of my teeth

everybody thinks my days are numbered
but all that said and done
I'm still rockin it, I'm confident
but the pressure is on

don't nobody tell me what time it is
cause I already know
it's go time, go time
go time, go time, go time, go

hindsight's 20/20 son of a gun
if I had only known
I'd be crushing it, and cashing in
rolling in the dough

there's a lot of dirty work that I'm willing to do
but it can't be all for naught
I can't hesitate, I must be great
if this is my last shot

anything can happen you keep sticking it out
yeah that's what I've been told
but it's go time, go time
go time, go time, go time, go
Track Name: Keeping Bees
Keeping Bees

I can I can I can feel them crawling on my skin
this could mean a war is building
and you have to cheat to win
I can I can I can see your will is caving in
this could mean a mercy killing
but I’m bound to feel the sting

the truth about keeping bees
oh the flower is bound to find you
the power flows back and forth through
the unintentional crimes
the truth about keeping bees
oh you’re gonna get stung sometimes
honey try not to get hung up on
the unintentional crimes

you can you can you can smell the coming days of spring
when the apple turns vermillion
you know it’s nothing but a fling
but it tasted tasted tasted sweeter than it’s ever been
this could be the one in a million
with the tiniest of wings
Track Name: Doubt
Doubt

we don't close the door
why bother anymore
I know that you love me
we're just gettin lazy

things get in the way
days bleed into days
the nights are when we're sleeping
I guess that's when we need it

don't go to sleep

I don't want to lose ya
but I'm feeling bruised up
like we've blown a fuse
all the lights have gone out

everyone is a disaster
let's see what's coming after
I am gonna need the benefit of doubt

felt you in the bed
I must've have been misled
dd you mean to touch me
cause it made me happy
Track Name: It's You
t's You

so you think you're done waiting for something that'll never come
you think you're done trying cause trying never got it done
so many ways for you to get there sooner
and so many people you can depend on too
but it's you

so get out of that habit and get out of that stubborn mind
if it happens for a reason there's a reason that you better find
a fish out of water is luckiest one
cause none of others get feel the warm sun

it's you
oh can't you see that it's you
you say it's me
but I know it's you

making something out of nothing now it's tougher than it was before
tell me how many times we gotta open and close this door
all of the plans we used to talk about
are the very things turning me inside out now

look at us here between rock and a hard place
you know there's nothing about me that ever really you're gonna change
I'm sick as a dog of you accusing me
we'll always be a puzzle with a missing piece
please

lover and a fighter, am I finding out they're one in the same
are we holding out, freakin out, looking for somebody to blame
we go to battle but we're doing alright
cause we're both still standing here side by side