i am echo

i am echo

 Alpine, Utah, USA
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i am echo is the solo project of Pat Leishman. Pat wrote, performed and recorded all the music on his self-titled debut album, i am echo. "As much as I'd like to think I'm in control of a song, I'm not. I can only make a song what it wants to be."

Biography

I Am Echo is the solo project of Pat Leishman. Pat wrote, performed and recorded all the music you'll experience here.

Though born in Utah, Pat spent many of his formative years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he wrote his first songs using an Ensoniq sampler. He currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pat cites Pat Metheny, Radiohead, Dream Theater, and many others as musical influences.

Pat's primary guitar is a Fender Stratocaster through a Vox AC30 amp and a variety of pedals. He also uses a Schecter Diamond series active bass, a salvaged Larrivee Acoustic, M-Audio Keyboards with Reason samples, and PDP Drums when recording.

On the subject of song writing, "As much as I'd like to think I'm in control of a song, I'm not. I can only make a song what it wants to be. I give it a jump start with a feeling or experience, but after that, any attempt at changing it's direction will only make it worse. It's like every song is the sentient embodiment of an emotion or thought, complete with a will of it's own. You are no longer playing the song through an instrument, it's playing itself through you."

Pat has written hundreds of songs and will continue recording the best of them as quickly as his perfectionism will allow.

Lyrics

Unrequited

Written By: Pat Leishman

Autumn air
Autumn air is drowning me
Wait for leaves to smother, smother me

I need you, more than you need me
I think of you, my heart is heating

Cuz everyone needs someone
To hold on to
With unrequited love
And here I stand, with you inside
My head
With unrequited love

Cross the thread
Weaving into my web
All the light that hides you from my eyes

I need you, more than you need me
I think of you, my heart is beating

Cuz everyone needs someone
To hold on to
With unrequited love
And here I stand, with you inside
My head
With unrequited love

Unrequited, unrequited, unrequited, unrequited love
Unrequited, unrequited, unrequited, unrequited love
(Crawling into my web)
(I need you, more than me)

Copyright © 2008, Latiqua Music, ASCAP, all rights reserved

Still

Written By: Pat Leishman

Cannot deny
The part you've played in my
Upbringing

And if you had
One thing to say

You might say something like this

I can't be there so you best let me go
I'll watch over you but you still should know

It's over now but I'm still with you

Can you believe
This part of me
That's taken

And if I could
Just hear you say

One more thing to contemplate

I can't be there so you best let me go
I'll watch over you but you still should know

It's over now but I'm still with you

It's over now but you're still with me
It's over now but you're still with me
It's over now but you're still with me

Copyright © 2008, Latiqua Music, ASCAP, all rights reserved

Until the End

Written By: Pat Leishman

Why you're such a long face?
Why you're looking down?
Won't you please another day?
And smile instead of frown?

Cus we all cling to shadows, we all cling to shadows
It's time to say goodbye
Until the end

Until the end, until the end
Until the end
Can it be to much wish I had a friend
Until the end

Living isn't easy
Living now
But dying isn't hard
Dying out
We're just here to find a way
Find a way
To play a better part
Play a part

Cus we all cling to shadows, we all cling to shadows
It's time to say goodbye
Goodbye
Until the End

Until the end, until the end
Until the end
Can it be to much wish I had a friend
Until the end

Until the end...
Doncha go, doncha go now
Doncha go, doncha go now...

Copyright © 2008, Latiqua Music, ASCAP, all rights reserved

Crushed

Written By: Pat Leishman

Change, are you running out of change?
Why, is life worth less than a dollar?
So torn seems so wrong

Crushed down again
Any way you like it
Use all you want
I'd have given everything
Of my own accord

Breath in, breath out, with a bag
Keep yourself on your toes
Don't let it get to you
They'll tie you up with bows

Crushed down again
Any way you like it
Use all you want
I'd have given everything
Of my accord

Every day, I wish I lived so much more than alone
No more trust. If I must trust my shadow I will

I'd have seen through your eyes, had not been ostracized
I wish that it meant more to me

Crushed down again
Any way you like it
Use all you want
I'd have given everything
Of my own accord

Copyright 2008, Latiqua Music, ASCAP

Holding On (Letting Go)

Written By: Pat Leishman

Are you there?
Can you still hear me?
Is there a voice through the haze?

Shadows gleam.
Crossing up to the stairs.
Fall, trip and grip the rail.

They say there's hope left in me.
I have a will to lift me up.

Why do I still need you?
Why do I still cling to you?
Why do I still love you?
I'm holding on.
Why do you not need me?
Why do you see right through me?
Why do you not love me?
I'm holding on.

Lost again.
I am losing you.
I can barely hear your voice.

They say there's will left in me (will left in me).
Or better love to lift me (love left in me).

Why do I still need you (why do I need)?
Why do I still cling to you (why do I cling)?
Why do I still love you (why do I love you)?
I'm holding on.
Why do you not need me (why do I need)?
Why do you see right through me (why do I cling)?
I'm holding on, by letting go of you (you).
Copyright 2008, Latiqua Music, ASCAP

Discography

whirwith EP - 2007
i am echo - 2008

Set List

Inner Demons
You
Unrequited
Bullet Proof Sky
Crushed
Still
Take Me Away
Holding On
Inner Demons
Cry
Until the End