Bummer Car maxi​-​single

by Andrew Eckel

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Bummer Car 04:18
Bummer Car: They smuggled clouds and boredom all across the state line, / So run your bummer car into a ditch of sunshine. / Midnight sky lights up. You would think it was daytime. / Someone's mind has gotta change and you know it won't be mine. / Footprints in the dust lead in this direction. / The man's not gonna like it; man, he hates rejection. / We're going somewhere colorful, a sweet destination. / Boss is not gonna like it; boss, he hates vacation. / The doldrums are a hard thing to escape, / But reach out and mold your day like a crazy shape. / The same line that I'm caught on tempts you too. / Now swim out to the dock and start anew. / They catch you changing tires at the side of the sand road, / As useless as a bottle at the annual can show. / Single lane traffic to the meet and greet, now. / You get a tan just from sitting in the passenger seat, now. / Travel with a sack on a wooden dowel. / Then stretch out near the water on a jumbo towel. / Wake up to the splashes on your feet at high tide. / Ferris Wheel's leaving. See if you can hitch a ride. / She says watch winter leave, steady as a snail, / But the lightbox on the counter tells a different tale. / The logic of the box is hard to attack. / When you stare into the light, the light stares back.
The Breath 02:49
The Breath: The breath of your extinct fancy / winged and writhing / frowning so hard as to be audible / draining one's possessions from a conical purse / tipped over / desperately shaken for pathetic drops / wintergreen air freshener / frosted tips / the narrow sunglasses of decay / smoldering rubble in a snifter, gently rocked / thrown back among the tin can dinosaurs and bent nail helixes / hand sandwich / burnt and sweating / keeping oneself at bay / typing in fits and starts, throwing the words down a shaft, spaced out, meaningless.


Tracks 1 and 2 are from the forthcoming album "Eckel!"

Tracks 3 through 5 are instrumentals I made to test out new recording techniques.

Watch the "Bummer Car" music video at AndrewEckel.com.


released June 1, 2017

Music and lyrics by Andrew Eckel (BMI).
All songs performed by Andrew Eckel.


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