Echo Chamber

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released October 12, 2018

The Strange - Echo Chamber

A Side
1. Lonesome Rider (D. Pavicic/C.Eckman)
2. Echo Chamber (C.Eckman/C. Eckman)
3. Dead End Shore (L.Bencic/ C.Eckman)
4. Last Summer Song (D. Tomljanovic-L. Furlan Zaborac-H. Zaborac/C.Eckman)
5. Killing Time (D. Pavicic/C.Eckman)

B Side
1. Dime a Dozen (C.Eckman/C. Eckman)
2. Broken Town Blues (D. Pavicic/C. Eckman)
3. Shoot The Bear (D. Tomljanovic-L. Furlan Zaborac-H. Zaborac/C. Eckman)
4. Fast Train To Nowhere (D. Pavicic/C.Eckman)
5. Lights of Red Valley (D. Pavicic/C.Eckman)

Produced by Don Antonio

Recorded & mixed by Phill Brown
Assisted by Adam Karlik
Recorded & mixed at Sono Records, Prague
Additional recordings at Morris Studio, Zagreb & Studio Zuma, Ljubljana
Mastered by Denis Blackham, Skye Mastering

MUSICIANS
Chris Eckman, vocals, acoustic guitar (“Dime a Dozen”)
Dalibor Pavicic, acoustic & electric guitar, 12 strings, baritone guitar
Luka Bencic, piano, electric piano, Hammond, acoustic & electric guitar, bass (“Shoot the Bear”, “Last Summer Song”), backing vocals
Dinko Tomljanovic, electric guitar
Lada Furlan Zaborac, bass, organ (“Shoot the Bear”), electric piano (“Last Summer Song”)
Hrvoje Zaborac, drums
Andrej Jakus, trumpet
Ozren Znidaric, tenor & baritone sax

GUEST MUSICIANS
Irena Zilic, vocal („Dead End Shore“)
Anda Eckman, backing vocal („Lonesome Rider“)
Denis Valentini, percussions
Antonio Gramentieri, occasional guitar & keys („ Fast Train To Nowhere“), backing vocal (“Shoot the Bear”)
Strings arrangements - Vanni Crociani

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Track Name: Lonesome Rider
Lonesome Rider:

Hell no
This won’t be the ending, I’m sure
Hell yes
Still up for the fight

They showed me the door
My bet was double their nothin’
They dumbed it down good
An idiot rant

If I knew
The things that I know right now
If I’d seen
The whites of their eyes

Good night Irene
This went from silly to sober
Good night Irene
This mess is our own

Ride on my
My lonesome rider
Ride on
My lonesome dream

Not now
And not forever, my love
Not now
Got their filth on my mind


You’ve got the wind at your back
But it hits you different, and colder
This day is quite vivid for you
For me, it's the past

Ride on my
My lonesome rider
Ride on
My lonesome dream

There’s worlds to be seen
And fortunes to earn
And I’ve got no clue what to do
Ride on my
My lonesome rider
Track Name: Echo Chamber
Halfway to ruin
But I know its somewhere
Halfway to heaven and it don't feel right

Halfway to home
And I'm just talkin' nonsense
Halfway to hell, don't you turn off that light...

In the past, they called it danger
In the past, they called it fate
Fell into the echo chamber
Fell into the void
Fell into the noise
Woke up my ears were ringin'
From all the hate you brought
From all the hate your bringin'

Goodbye to desperate
Goodbye to sufferin'
Reap what you sow every time you lie

Goodbye surrender,
Goodbye destruction
I never made things easy
Never even tried

In the past, they called it danger
In the past, they called it fate
Fell into the echo chamber
Fell into the void
Fell into the noise
Woke up my ears were ringin'
From all the hate you brought
From all the hate your bringin'

Well I'm a halfway here
And I'm a halfway gone
And I'm a halfway home
And I'm a halfway wrong
Track Name: Dead End Shore
Dead End Shore

Yeah you
You made a joke out of everyhting

And I, made no sense
But that's just my thing

Ain't comin' back for the things that you said
I'm comin' back for the things that you did

Out there on that Dead End Shore

Where the wind never stopped
And the worst was forgot
And you showed me I'm not
What I thought I was destined to be

Hey you
There's a right time for everyhting

And now, ain't that time
And you know it too

You mock all the things that we said
Contradict all the things that we did

Out there on that Dead End Shore

Where the wind never stopped
And the worst was forgot
And you showed me I'm not
What I thought I was destined to be

On that Dead End Shore
On that Dead End Shore

We walked to the edge
And stared into the sea

And the ships that we saw
Shimmered still in the breeze


Ain't comin' back for the things that we said
We're comin' back for the things that we did

Out there on that Dead End Shore

Where the wind never stopped
And the worst was forgot
And you showed me I'm not
What I thought I was destined to be
Track Name: Last Summer Song
Last Summer Song:

Bring it back Jack
Act like nothin’ ever happened here
Let it unravel
Until the mystery comes unstuck
Break a sweat, and
Crash through the glass ceiling
Time to tangle
And resurrect our luck

And we will
Never heed the poison
And we will
Never heed the light
And we will
Never need nobody
Now that last summer
Has faded in the night

Take a long look
I bet your eyes are burnin’ now
What you’ve seen
Is just a taste of what you’ll get

The dream ain’t done
But that don’t mean you’ll find it here
Lost in space
Couldn’t hold on to it

And we will
Never heed the poison
And we will
Never heed the light
And we will
Never need nobody
Now that last summer
Now that last summer
Now that last summer

Has faded in the night
Track Name: Killin' Time
Last time I saw you
It was stone cold night
And, we waited patient
Coaxin' the mornin' light, but
There's still somethin'
That I wanna say
But you ain't ready
Gonna jump in anyway

Gave you the best years
Gave you the ready sign
Gave you the next move
But you've just been
Killin' Time...

Back then you took me
Out to world's unknown, but
When we got there
I said, »this feels a lot like home«

Gave you the best years
Gave you the ready sign
Gave you the next move
But you've just been
Killin' Time...

I'd take you back
I'd free you from this prison
Do you one better
Don't need your rhyme or reason
You told the best jokes
I loved every punch line
You took great pictures
But now your
now your
now your
now your
Just Killin' Time

Gave you the best years
Gave you the ready sign
Gave you the next move
But you've just been
Killin' Time...
Track Name: Dime A Dozen
Dime A Dozen

I ain't afraid
You should know that
There's nothin' in the dark to see now

Can't runaway
And I can't look back
Got no options on the table

He said sit back down
»sign on the dotted line...
you're gonna get your due I promise«

He said »you read it wrong...
It ain't that bad.«
I stared into his eyes, with laughter

And it all comes down to this
And it all comes down to nothin'
We vanish in the mist
Dime A Dozen
That's what we're called
Dime A Dozen
In the end we fall, fall, fall, fall, fall...

Who knows what?
Don't you press your luck
They call it truth, but I call it treason

Don't you drive that road
Out past your Brother's farm
Keep your head down, its a hunting season

Take a hit from this
You know we got no place to hide
Take a shot of this
Only oblivion's on our side...
Track Name: Broken Town Blues
Broken Town Blues:

The ice has thickened on the windows
The northwind's screamin' in the yard
Out there I met my devil
But I faced her down
Livin' at the edge
At the edge of broken town

The moon was crazy dancin'
In an old night gown
A phantom in the coldest night
At the edge of Broken Town

You were wreckin' havoc, with my future
Kicked all resistance to the ground
Covered up the body in a blanket
You said we gotta get our stories straight
Said we better syncronize
Before the cops come round
You tore me down
In broken town

Solo

The moon was crazy dancin'
In her old night gown
A phantom in the coldest night
At the edge of broken town

The rifles all been buried in the backyard
The bullets, their all drownin' in the well
I walk through town like nothin' happened
A righteous smile painted on my face
You claim that you've got my back
But I don't know how
It's been a thousand years ago
Since you've left broken town
Track Name: Shoot The Bear
If I knew then, what I know now
If I knew when, the sun goes down

No bite, no bark, no fire, no pain
We're taken for granted, but we're takin' down names

The profiteers, well their all ears
Waitin' for a verdict from a jury of their peers
Frontier justice and a kangaroo court
Their dividin' the spoils and their killin' for sport

Shoot the bear
He's still out there
Shoot the bear
I've seen him in the clear
Better move before he rise
Never looked into his eyes
Shoot the bear
He's almost here
Shoot the bear
I see him in the clear
Better move before he rise
While we still got
The element of surprise
Shoot the bear

3 in the clip
Each one a trip
Keepin' it focused
The target adrift
Blind Man's Bluff and a Simon Says
Better off silent than a bangin' your head

Crowded at the bottom
Manic at the top
Know everyhting we need to
Plentys been forgot
His hand shakin' - somethin' on his mind
Staggerin' like a drunkard, in and out of time
Track Name: Fast Train To Nowhere
Come all aboard
This is the nowhere train
Come all aboard
Got just ourselves to blame

A stoned conductor
A drunken fireman
They’ve taken us for fools
Got no ticket in our hand

Come all aboard
The city crashes by
Come all aboard
Now we’re in the countryside

No place for you here
Knew it from the start
This is the edge of nowhere
And its tearin’ us apart

Fast train to nowhere
Fast train to hell
Fast train to nowhere
Got nothin’ left to tell
Seen it all before
Felt it in our bones
Fast train to nowhere
Will never take us home….

Come all aboard
Nearly made it to the end
Come all aboard
Thought that we could start again

I’ve seen the waters
Chased the settin’ sun
I won’t stay still
If there’s a chance to run
Track Name: The Lights of Red Valley
The Lights of Red Valley:

I said, put on your red coat
We're walkin' slow in the rain
Won't take no for an answer girl
And I won't take the blame

I can see where it's goin'
Don't you act like I'm blind
There's a light in the Shipwreck Bar
And it pulls us inside

There are a few things uncertain
And a few things that I'll never know
But when I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow

It's layin' there wounded
Like a dog with no bone
We're toeing a dangerous line
In a game we don't own

I'd ask for my heart back
But I know its long gone
Won't take no for an answer girl
Now just don't prove me wrong

There are a few things uncertain
And a few things that I'll never know
But when I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow
When I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow

Look here, Look there
The worst distraction I know
When I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow
When I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow
When I look in your eyes
The lights of red valley they glow