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Suspicious Cricket

by Ekkomouse

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Original 04:04
You left something behind when you decided not to try And I feel for you I feel for you Some things we don't know what they mean Til we lost that thing that was unique I've been there too But I just knew Pre chorus there's something we have inside And some of us may hide But I'm not the one Im not the one Chorus There's something to you It felt so right Why did you leave it behind it's hard to choose and you...wouldnt fight But that's just how we survive We had something original Sometimes I wish I never knew But we had to change We're not the same But there is...something...strong inside I never knew..til you...left us behind now your gone And now it's on
Frantic 03:18
You locked away the very thing that let you dream You were tired of the time it took to believe That you could walk among those that seem to have won When you knew they did not care if you were gone It never seemed to matter just how hard you try There's always someone that will try to keep you behind So let them take you under and there will be no dream Some will tell you this is the only way it can be Then you said Chorus I feel the frantic pace of everything I've ever wanted Slipping through my fingers, this must be a mistake this is the tragic nature of a life as it unravels Does everything I touch have to go to waste There comes a time when you must define your life and when you take that time you'll start to sleep at night Will you remember the day you gave up on your dream Or will you choose to live the way it should have been And you said... Chorus
Just take the problems out the way Create a life that lacks the pain Prescribe a mood and walk away Avoid the future like a plague Pre chorus Why...are we baking in the sun? You know it burns when we get done And find...our hope has washed away Because we trusted what they say Because we trusted what they say There's every reason not to feel When you eat because you steal You only find out what is real When you finally lose for real Pre-chorus Chorus We don't know just how much is lost from what they take All I know is so much goes wrong when we sleep Dont wait to try to start that fire another day Cause When it's gone, we know what's wrong, we trusted what they say Did you ever take the time To find the reasons why When I finally realized I remember I just cried Pre-chorus Chorus
If you look into my eyes you'll know me And the things I couldn't ever say Its the thought of you finding my pain That keeps me hiding everyday I feel there is something wrong here But the wrong can feel right some days Just to walk into a world without fear When walking can feel so strange Chorus Its the shades of grey And we all pretend That its not that way So simple and plain the shades of grey Some things just don't change or go away Sometimes I can feel that sunshine When the days are not quite so plain But the shadows are so close behind It reminds me there's so much grey I try to reflect on my time And think what I could have changed My regret is just another clear sign That things have just stayed the same
Your voice, those words This phone, your tone is cold No choice, No place You won't learn You won't burn me It won't hurt You can't burn me Chorus What am I missing here? Is this really the way? What am I missing here? Its not my mistake...how you want to be This time, Its fine You'll see, I'll leave you here My stand, Your end You won't learn You wont burn me It won't hurt You can't burn me Chorus Your voice, those words This phone, your tone is cold
Almost Gone 03:31
I know where I belong I know where I feel strong It's not where you have gone Where have you gone I know when to try when I pulled you aside you looked me in the eye Where have you gone Chorus I catch your eyes To look inside But you look at me And I watch you leave... And your gone I never thought you would leave For reasons you wouldn't speak But secrets don't ever sleep Where have you gone It's something I can't contain When memories seem to fade Its the reason I'm so afraid Where have you gone
So Strange 03:18
It's all a puzzle where the pieces never fit Many try but few can handle it walk a straight line from here to the end Who knew that straight line would start to bend Am I lost Or just done With everything? It's all so strange How it ended up this way Maybe in time at the end of the line I will feel ok Whats with the questions on how its gonna end I think we all know so why pretend You can reason it might be worth a try But your reasons won't buy you more time Am I wrong Or just done With everything? I've been playing for too long It seems that you can get tired...of the games I'm so done I just won't compromise....my name Cause when I'm gone It's all that I can leave...In my wake Im so done And it seems that I am just tired....
There's little time for me to waste I'm running out of time, and things will never be the same It seems intentions aren't so clear Who would have ever thought, that we would get stuck here And now you want to play naive But I have got to know just what you really think If you take away the words that color all the lies You'll find there's nothing left except for black and white Chorus Good things are hard to find I want to spend my time On something that feels right, I just want to feel right And if you walked away From that shit today How would you feel, would you feel right This has been coming a long time And we must not forget, we only get one life I suggest you look inside yourself, and try to realize That if you take up all your time you will get left behind Chorus
I know how you feel I've seen everything Some things just need to be But you won't ever let them be I feel, I have found my place With you in the distance I might be ok It's too much to take I'm not fine You have your reasons, I have mine It's time we let go So long we have tried I feel I need to be But you won't ever let me be I remember, yesterday You made me better Did I do the same? But it's gone, It's changed I don't know why There's nothing but tension There's no need to try Its too much Too much to take But you sit there While I break
I feel like things are getting heavier each day And if we keep it up, somethings gonna give I'm running out of time and you want me to wait Til you get yours and I give in Chorus I wait these days to wait some more While you get yours and I get bored Its the perfect time to realize This is not for me This is no life At first I noticed just how easy it all came To play along as if an actor in a scene It might be hard for me to go against the grain But its not for sure it's just for me It seems the simple things are't good enough To satisfy what's missing inside And so we complicate the things we love When we fill our days with the things we despise
Innocence don't belong here anymore In my past, I walked through all the wrong damn doors Through my eyes, I see people's every need I take that pain and use it so I can feed Chorus You ask for the truth with the pain in your eyes I give you what's left of me If I'm ever gonna leave my past behind I ask you just stay for me They said that this would all catch me one day I laughed and said, let's play that game Cause when I move, their eyes just don't seem to follow I'm too hard to track with my intentions in the shadows I get around to all the different scenes And when I move through nothing ever touches me Until that day I came across someone I had meant to use You were there, and I found my whole new truth
Feel the silence Its no stranger to some Whats your price for the day Or you can choose to run Its all in the timing Its turning me on to a life outside of the lines Or am I already gone Theres so many lessons They want you to learn What they teach can make you insane But dont take my word Can you hear the message Whispered from the dark Its the place the feelings hide To give you a start Prechorus If I could just see the bottom I might walk to the other side Where the fears are forgotten And theres no need to hide Chorus Can you live outside the lines Where the colors are bleeding Can you live without a design And give up on your reasons There are answers and then there is truth Try to speak with words that are lost Theres really no use Wheres my passion Wheres my pleasure and pain Where is everything that I've lost I need to find it again
No escape 03:12
There was something Something I just could not stay away from Oh how we learn Oh how we learn...from the pain There was something Something was calling my name so I had to go When it calls you When it calls you You leave Chorus There is no escape from the fire Whats a man to do, Oh what can he do He can stay and play with desire But it won't do, Oh no it won't do So I left for my desire and it took what it took from me Now I sit here so damn tired But I dream, oh yes I dream Everyday Oh don't you see, oh don't you see Its what I have left Is the dream, don't you see


The debut album from Ekkomouse is here! The songs were all written in a somewhat turbulent time for Steve and Adam, so they reflect the tension both were going through. The songs touch on topics such as the loss of band members, financial hardships, temptation, redemption and the struggle to move on. The lyrics have a personal touch, yet can be open for interpretation by the listener. The music has a sense of urgency and hunger yet remains sincere through the dynamics and tension of each track.

Suspicious Cricket was recorded in true DIY fashion by Ekkomouse in their private studio. All songs were written and performed by Ekkomouse. Gear used includes API, Universal Audio, Dangerous Audio, Shure, AKG, FMR Audio, Native Instruments, Logic Studio, Gibson, Mesa Boogie, Fender, Schecter and more.


released January 1, 2012

Lyrics written and performed by Steve Prane
Bass written and performed by Adam Retherford
Guitar written and performed by Steve Prane
Drums and Percussion written and performed by Steve Prane and Adam Retherford
Mixing completed by Steve Prane
Mastering completed by Steve Prane


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Ekkomouse is a two man project. We are excited about all things music and creative and try to instill this energy in our own songwriting. We like to use both traditional instruments and drum machines and samples in our songs for a unique sound. We invite you to try some of our music for free at our music download page or contact us through one of the portals above! Feel free to share! ... more

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