Echo - Acoustic

by Penn Johnson

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This song came to me in Austin, Texas as I was passing through on my way to somewhere. I was thinking of the thing that connects us all and how it's sorta unspeakable. The only thing that I could say was that it felt like an Echo. Being deep in the forest or high on the top of a mountain we are aware of being this endless echo throughout space and time and the echo is always with us and inside us, wherever we go. We all feel and hear existence and our connection to our fellow beings and the cosmos as an echo.

My buddy Mike Chafin recorded this analog (that means without digital recording equipment) in Tunkhannock, PA back in the summer. That also means it hasn't been edited, tampered with, or changed vocally or instrumentally. It comes with all the raw vocals of my old music and is one of many upcoming songs I am excited to release to the world. Many more to come. A full blood wolf moon in Leo and I sense a shift...

xx Penn (1/21/19)

Available soon on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else digital music is sold or streamed. Please share with anyone who needs hope and healing.

lyrics

No Capo/E

Verse: F#m, A, C#m, E

Chorus: F#m, E

we all hear it as an echo
 in the thickest of the trees 
in the highest of the mountains 
you can hear it whispering. 
it's an echo and I hear it
. it's here inside of me and it's inside of you too
 if you just start listening 
to the echo
. we all hear it as an echo
 and we all feel is as an echo

oh oh oh
 we all hear it

it started as a lion cub who grew into a king. 
subjects so entranced by the wisdom he could bring. 
a warrior of the people in shackles for so long
, but the light inside so bright he knew he couldn't do no wrong
. across the land he traveled to those who were in need
. those who longed for healing and a love of being free
. smiling as he shared his tails of newfound mystery. 
kindling a new fire of a hope and harmony
of the echo...

we all hear it as an echo
 and we all hear it as an echo

and we all feel is as an echo

oh oh oh 
we all feel it

so many miles traveled one can lose themselves in time searching for solutions, distractions in the mind. 
it's a dangerous road to go down, but follow if you dare. 
you'll find a deeper meaning and then soon you'll be aware 
of the endless chest of treasures hidden inside you for so long
, an answer to your prayers and the message of your songs, 
a new appreciation for what is all around
, a love that you can keep until they lay you in the ground. 
it's the echo...


we all hear it as an echo 
and we all feel it as an echo
 whoa.

we all hear it as an echo
 in the thickest of the trees. 
in the highest of the mountains 
you can hear it whispering. 
it's an echo and I hear it. 
it's here inside of me
 and it's inside of you too
if you just start listening

so love the road you ride on and those along the way
. it might be bumpy now, but all things wash away. 
mother she reminds us just when we need it most:
 we're a forest of creation and we all need room to grow to hear the echo...

we all hear it as an echo
 and we all feel it as an echo


we all hear it as an echo
 in the thickest of the trees. 
in the highest of the mountains 
you can hear it whispering. 
it's an echo and I hear it. 
it's here inside of me
 and it's inside of you too
 if you just start listening to the echo... 3x

credits

released January 21, 2019
guitar and vocals - Penn Johnson
lyrics and music - Penn Johnson
recorded by: Mike Chafin in Tunkhannock, PA

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