Echo Boom

by The Farewell Drifters

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"Members of this generation are called Echo Boomers, due to the significant increase in birth rates through the 1980s and into the 1990s, and because many of them are the children of baby boomers" - wikipedia.com

These songs were lovingly recorded at House of David and Mr. Lemons Studio in Nashville, TN using the finest state-of-the-art microphones including Bob Hope's old desk mic and an 80's tape recorder (aka Gnarls). The band recorded together live in one room in order to capture the energy and life of their music. The use of authentic spring reverb was employed. Sometimes the band went old school and sang all five parts together around one microphone.

Inspired by our parents' music, we are creating our own. Welcome to the Echo Boom

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released June 7, 2011

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The Farewell Drifters Nashville, Tennessee

Rising from Nashville’s independent scene, Farewell Drifters are an alt-folk band known for 60’s inspired harmonies & adventurous energy. They have crafted a blend of intellectual psychedelic pop with melodic songs exploring the brightest & darkest corners of life's raw intensity. Echo Boom finds them growing from young men into thinking men, establishing their considerable place in the world. ... more

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Track Name: Punchline
Punchline
Joshua Britt

I'm afraid I'm gonna disappear
If someone doesn't notice that I've been around for years
I'm educated, but I can't find words to say
If it doesn't happen then I might just fade away

I don't know what it is that makes my head spin
I just wanna see the light that's trying to get in
But it takes so long
And it's always a process
And I can't find the patience

When I reach the punchline
When we all reach the punchline
Let me deliver, let me deliver
When I reach the punchline
When we all reach the punchline
Let me deliver, let me deliver

When I was young I knew exactly what to be
Surrounded by eccentrics, and it kept me on my feet
But the brains I had went all to my head
And left my words tangled, and darkened all I said

I don't know what it is that fills my head with doubt
I just wanna shine the light that's trying to get out
But it takes so long
And it's always a process
And I can't find the patience

When I reach the punchline
When we all reach the punchline
Let me deliver, let me deliver
When I reach the punchline
When we all reach the punchline
Let me deliver, let me deliver
Track Name: Tip of the Iceberg
Tip of the Iceberg
Zach Bevill

I'm the tip of the iceberg afloat at sea
I carry the weight but it's underneath
You hear me sing, you don't see me bleed
I hide it all in a melody

Heart spread open wide, I let the water in
Right before my eyes I fill it up again

I'll do you right so don't do me wrong
I'll sing you the words to your favorite song
I'll tell you the story that we all belong
I'll let you in if you won't stay long

Heart spread open wide, I let the water in
Right before my eyes I fill it up again

I'll pick you up if you shoot me down
Tomorrow will take me to another town
But life is short and it's rarely found
In the air you gotta hit the ground

Heart spread open wide, I let the water in
Right before my eyes I fill it up again
Track Name: Little Boy
Little Boy
Joshua Britt/Zach Bevill

Oh little boy you are alone, but you don't understand
That you can't become a man on your own
What you need might be a girl to see the other half of the world
Then you can be a man just like me

The more you grow, the less you're gonna need me
But the heart will break, and being a man's not easy, easy, believe me

Days are short, some days are long but they come and go so fast
And love won't always last but love is strong
Brother don't be afraid if the sky is dark and grey
A light will shine always for you and me

The more you grow, the less you're gonna need me
But the heart will break, and being a man's not easy, easy, believe me
Track Name: Heart of a Slave
Heart of a Slave
Joshua Britt

I went Sunday driving through our old town to see the change
They won't take my memories no matter how they rearrange
We always felt so innocent with our promises and doubts
In the company of strangers we were all but straightened out

Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight
Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight

The problem with our story is that it's told after the fact
By the time we reach the end we're living in the past
The home runs and the strikeouts run together on the page
Even play-by-play descriptions always seem delayed

Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight
Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight

I can feel your eyes they focus on my every flaw
A life of imperfection's got me tied up in its jaws
So if you see I'm buried tell my friends you heard my shouts
I know that your love's the only way to get me out

Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight
Say won't you say how to make things right
I've got the heart of a slave and I just can't fight
Track Name: We Go Together
We Go Together
Joshua Britt

Oh babe don't cry now
We'll be ready soon somehow
I can find a way for you to start being happy
I've got too many dreams you see
And I forget about you and me
So I wrote you into my song, you're here in the words

Oh we go together like vines
I can wrap around your thorns, and you can climb mine
Oh as strong as we can be, is never enough for me
It's never enough for me

I'm gonna pin my heart to your skin
So it's home when I get lost again
When I feel like the craziest boy in the world
I need more than a memory
With a thousand miles between you and me
So I wrote you into my song, you're here in the words

Oh we go together like vines
I can wrap around your thorns, and you can climb mine
Oh as strong as we can be, is never enough for me
It's never enough for me

I missed my stop again
Your house flew by
It was unforgettable
It was unforgettable
I'll come around again
Your room to mine
It was unforgettable
So unforgettable
It was unforgettable

Oh we go together like vines
I can wrap around your thorns, and you can climb mine
Oh as strong as we can be, is never enough for me
It's never enough for me
Track Name: I've Had Enough
I've Had Enough
Clayton Britt

I just want to say hello to know that you are real
My poor eyes are getting old and you seem so surreal

I just can't seem to unwind
You're always up there in my mind
Taking what's not yours to find
I've had enough

I just wanted you to know my heart is made of steel
My poor mind is getting old, without you it's unreal

I just can't seem to unwind
You're always up there in my mind
Taking what's not yours to find
I've had enough
Track Name: A Bed of My Own
A Bed of My Own
Joshua Britt/Zach Bevill

The last time that I looked up it was the middle of May
Here I am in the August heat, believe me there's not much I can say
For all the months I gave it, for all the times I saved it

Keep your head down, keep the light out
I don't want you to see me alone
Keep your head down, keep the light out
I'm sleeping in a bed of my own

I don't believe in what you say when I see myself
Cause every word takes a different turn, am I just another book on your shelf
For all the times I loved you, for all the times I lost you

Keep your head down, keep the light out
I don't want you to see me alone
Keep your head down, keep the light out
I'm sleeping in a bed of my own

Every time I look at the sun
It's something that I've already done, I know it
I'm lying in the bed that I made
I'm lying in a love I could save

Keep your head down, keep the light out
I don't want you to see me alone
Keep your head down, keep the light out
I'm sleeping in a bed of my own
Track Name: Words
Words
Zach Bevill

Words you say to me make my knees go weak
Oh no, here they go
And you know that you're right, but I won't see tonight
Oh no, oh no

Everyone I know is telling me the truth
But I can't bite my tongue it's just no use
I don't hear what's coming out
The wicked words just fall out of my mouth
I don't mean to shout

I need a helping hand, for I am just a man
I know, I know
I'll fight the lie within, and pray that truth will win
Oh no, oh no

Everyone I know is telling me the truth
But I can't bite my tongue it's just no use
I don't hear what's coming out
The wicked words just fall out of my mouth
I don't mean to shout
Track Name: Roses
Roses
Joshua Britt/Zach Bevill

I'll buy you roses, baby
Write you a song
Just to say forgive me baby
I went on for far too long

I said a few things baby
I didn't mean to say
I wanna be my own man baby
Can't say things the same old way

Roses, let us bloom for one more day
Roses, before the petals fall away

Our love is different baby
Than all your friends
The way you look at me
Says words they'll never understand

Let's find forgiveness baby
Come in from the rain
Dry your tears upon my sleeve
And let love break away our chains

Roses, let us bloom for one more day
Roses, before the petals fall away

Roll up your blue jeans babe
Let your dark hair low
Let's dance our blues away real slow
I wanna be your lover baby
I don't wanna be your friend
Let's fill our hearts with love again
I'll buy you roses, baby
Write you a song
Just to say forgive me baby
I went on for far too long

Roses, let us bloom for one more day
Roses, before the petals fall away
Roses, let us bloom for one more day
Roses, anything to make love stay
Track Name: You Were There
You Were There
Joshua Britt/Zach Bevill

I've got that feeling again
Like I just can't win
It never goes away
Looks like its here to stay

I've tried everything and every way
I've said everything I was too shy to say
But that's too easy
It's much too easy
It didn't work that way

So I turned to someone else
Someone I couldn't see
To guide everything and bring it all to me
But that's too easy
It's much too easy
It didn't work that way

But you were there everyday
You were there everyday
And it gives me faith to say
That I need you

I've watched my world crumble into dust
I've been buried in the mud of greed and lust
It's never easy
It's never easy
To go against your ways

So you're a friend for every single thing you do
Just another soul who's got my problems too
It's never easy
It's never easy
To listen to the truth

But you were there everyday
But you were there everyday
And it gives me faith to say
That I need you

I tried to do it on my own
I tried to make it all alone
But here I stand, a broken man, I'm home
Track Name: Common Ties
Common Ties
Joshua Britt/Zach Bevill

When the colors of the rainbow fall in line with the sun
And the water on the pavement has nowhere to run
They are two but the same, they're the remnants of the rain
The storm is gone, the storm is gone

When the lights in the city flicker on along the street
And the stars in the country shine like diamonds on her feet
They are two but the same, oh the sun is gone again
The nights is here, the night is here

There's darkness and light, uh huh
There's wrong and right
But the common ties that bind are stronger than the lines we draw

When nothing in your life seems to fall into place
And a stranger finds the beauty in every single face
They are two but the same, oh there's no one to blame
Just let it be, let it be

There's darkness and light, uh huh
There's wrong and right
But the common ties that bind are stronger than the lines we draw

When a man finds his peace and he draws his last breath
And a mother holds a baby for the first time to her breast
They are two but the same, oh the life goes on again
Oh it begins, oh it ends

There's darkness and light, uh huh
There's wrong and right
But the common ties that bind are stronger than the lines we draw