Little Brother EP (2005)

by Joel Eckels

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Recorded in the fall of 2005 at Eggchair Studios in Hollywood with Chris Fuhrman after the breakup of Paper Sun. It was the first group of songs I had written after the Good Things album. We recorded these songs all live in the same room. I borrowed a Gretch archtop guitar from Jenni Alpert for these sessions, which is what inspired me to get the '57 Harmony I now use as my main guitar.

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released December 5, 2005

Joel Eckels - vocals & guitar
Dawn Thomas - backing vocals on "What That's About" and Little Brother
Chris Lovejoy - percussion

Engineered by Chris Fuhrman

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JOEL ECKELS writes from the depths of his soul. His songs are personal and truthful as he plays from the heart. His sound has a nostalgic quality while remaining unique and all it's own. Eckels draws influence from classic artists such as Bill Withers and Otis Redding, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Led Zeppelin. ... more

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Track Name: What That's About
WHAT THAT’S ABOUT

Workin’ til it’s all gone
Every last drop
Inspiration seems so far gone
So what is it worth?
Maybe it’s not your problem
Maybe you just can’t relate
But I can’t keep writing you songs this way

CHORUS
I think we’re all crazy
But we just can’t figure it out
What that’s about

Lookin’ for answers
Lookin for something
Looking for a scapegoat
Well, how ‘bout religion
Jesus never would’ve wanted it this way
Come Sunday, he’ll forgive you
You’re sinnin’ every other day

CHORUS

Are we headed for disaster?
Can’t we move, just a little bit faster?
I can’t live in fear
Not while I’m still standing here
Are we headed for disaster?
If it’s true, does it matter?
I can’t live in fear
So if the end is near,
I’ll see you in the ever-after

Turn off the tv, the marketing machine
Look who’s tryin’ to tell me ‘bout reality
Can’t watch the news no more
So what do you believe?
The world needs a hero and we’re relying on Britney

CHORUS
Track Name: Save Me
SAVE ME

I’m so tired
So uninspired
Got to get out of my head
To get back inside
Not gonna turn ‘round
No, no, no not gonna turn ‘round
Save me from all of your doubt
Not gonna turn ‘round

CHORUS
Just want someone to come down
And show me how this could be easy
‘Cause I can’t stop thinking ‘bout
How time will just run out eventually
I’ve got to save me from me

Thought I had it figured out
Thought I knew me so well
Knew what happiness was all about
I’m not so sure I can tell
And you, you’re some kind of savior
Some kind of angel
Get me out of this, get me out
I’m stuck between me and myself

CHORUS

Just want someone to come down
And show me how this could be easy
‘Cause I can’t stop thinking ‘bout
How time will just run out on me
…and all I believe
Take my pride, you’re my life
Don’t you fade out on me
You’re the star in my sky
Don’t you fade out on me
I don’t wanna say goodbye
Don’t you fade out on me

You’re some kind of savoir
Some kind of angel
Help me get out of my head
Track Name: Little Brother
LITTLE BROTHER

Your brother don’t know
No, the others don’t know
You tried to tell ‘em but you couldn’t
You’re here with me now
And nobody’s around
Doing all of the things that we shouldn’t

Chorus:
I don’t care what they say,
Sister, won’t you stay
Don’t listen to your little brother
I don’t care what they say
Sister, won’t you stay
He’s been getting his way with my lover

Never did nothing wrong
‘Cept put it in a song
Nobody gave us the information
Whatcha gonna do now?
Just tune it all out
Like changing the radio station
Oh no, never saw it coming
You left me in the dark where they’d rather keep me
Never saw it coming
Girl, you shouldn’t have to leave

CHORUS

Never saw it coming
No, I never saw it coming
Track Name: Good Is All Gone
GOOD IS ALL GONE

Oh no, where did the sun go?
Seems so far away
Used to feel so close
You have enough of our good love
I guess it faded away
Why’d we have to change

CHORUS
Don’t say that the good is all gone
And that it’s time to move on
You can take what you want
But don’t let it go
Don’t believe that it’s true
There’s still good in you
Don’t say that the good is all gone
And leave me alone

Never felt nothin’ so hard
Yeah, I’m afraid of the dark
If that’s how it’s gonna be
I love you woman, gonna set you free
What’ve you got to say?
You gonna slay me like you did yesterday?
What’ve you got to say?
I’m gonna take all I can take

CHORUS

Don’t leave me alone
Don’t you know, baby, so good
Don’t you go, baby, so good

CHORUS

I don’t believe that it’s true
Girl, I’m still in love with you
Don’t say that the good is all gone
And leave me alone
Track Name: Sing Me Something Beautiful
SING ME SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

I know you’ve got it going on
Don’t think that I don’t
I know every time you sing that song
Just why you wrote it

Sing me something beautiful
Make me want to take you home
Sing me something beautiful
Make me feel like I am not alone

You got through to me
So many times before, you said you wanted more
I just wasn’t listening
You got through to me
If I could only find the words

I’d sing you something beautiful
To make you want to take me home
I’d sing you something beautiful
To make you feel like you are never,
Never alone

I feel like you should write this verse
‘Cause I’m not sure where it goes
We’ve come to the part we’ve not rehearsed
I guess we’ve got to let it flow

Let’s sing something beautiful
To make us feel like we are not alone
Let’s sing something beautiful
Make me feel like we are not alone
Wait, if you go, I’ll just sit here all alone
With all the fears staring over my shoulder
Baby, please come home