Disappearing Mountaintop

by Prison Escapee

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1.
Special Mask 03:05
I broke you down like a boxer in the ring (I broke you down) You fought back and said I fight like I sing (You said I fight like a girl) I miss my mom, my dad and my brother (And my best friend, Chris) Some parts of Upstate New York (Fort Hunter) I think about right before I put myself to sleep I wish I had a special mask That I could wear to go back I wish I had a special mask That I could wear to go back I’d walked those streets a thousand times (Quackenbush, Maple Ave, Railroad) And I cherish every step I took (I can’t forget them) I never took for granted (All the beauty that it held) Some parts of Upstate New York (Fort Hunter) I think about right before I put myself to sleep I wish I had a special mask That I could wear to go back I wish I had a special mask That I could wear to go back
2.
You said I wanted to be a wreck I held onto what I had and shook I packed my things and drove West Took you with me, never to look back I’m alive and I’m aware and I’m nothing I’m alone when you’re gone and I am something with you I’m alive and I’m not there, I am no where You’re the one, you’re my dream I can’t wake up from this I won’t wake up from this Let’s go back The lake is drowning itself again I was a lonely witness to it’s death As it passed through me like you have I’m alive and I’m aware and I'm nothing I’m alone when you’re gone and I am something with you I’m alive and I’m not there, I am no where You’re the one, you’re my dream I can’t wake up from this I won’t wake up from this
3.
Hood Deep 04:23
I wasn’t born a hood rat I was never poor enough for that Always well taken care of as a kid I thought that you were I hardly knew who you were Is this the last web We’ll both be caught in The demons told the saints “I’m sorry” They weren’t but they said it anyway The demons told the sinners To stay there They didn’t want to but they stayed anyway Cause we’re not the same And I was never around And we’re not the same Hiding in the background And we’re not the same And I were never around And we’re not the same Hiding in the background I’ve been singing songs for so long that I wish you heard I’ve been singing songs for so long The bravest men all die, but I’m not scared to lose All the things that we hide are not what we choose The demons told the saints “I’m sorry” They weren’t but they said it anyway The demons told the sinners To stay there They didn’t want to but they stayed anyway Cause we’re not the same And I was never around And we’re not the same Hiding in the background And we’re not the same And I were never around And we’re not the same Hiding in the background
4.
Gunslinger 04:16
Climbing up your hill, I’m not too concerned Not to remain but with no return I was never one to want to lose faith Cause it’s hard enough to find it in the first place And I don’t really think anyone could be aware Of all the things that we go through to get to where we are I don’t really think I could live without you I’m not a gunslinger and neither are you But when you are please don’t shoot down the moon I don’t really think anyone could love you the way I do
5.
I hope you come back like Jordan on the Bulls I hope you come back I hope you come back like Jordan on the Bulls I hope you come back I’m Clyde the Glide I was a superstar in my time I’m Clyde the Glide But I’m not Jordan
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7.
All the things I’ve done that have come back to haunt me Will not define what I’ve become All the things I love are the people around me And I’m not the same as you I want to become someone remembered I hope they say I was good and true I don’t want to be someone who can’t feel pain I would never know when to feel blue I don’t want to be someone who can’t feel pain I would never know when to feel blue I’ve been opening my head and searching for something Looking for signs that tell me which way to turn I’ve been opening my chest and letting it all in It’s hard but I like it and I don’t want it to end
8.
The shapes you make when you move I can’t seem to draw them Just because you heard me scream Doesn’t mean that I was scared Better the devil you know Than the devil you don’t This song is a lot like you But it won’t drag out And I wish I had some good times to talk about But you find out much too late how hard it is Better the devil you know Than the devil you don’t This song is a lot like you But it won’t drag out I’m scared Thats why I scream And I know it’s not your fault It never was But if I blame myself I can't blame you
9.
Here With Me 05:24
I left some of my best years behind me Upstate camping with my family I miss that so much I still hold grudges like I’m an enemy On the LA freeway it's easy I give back whenever I can I miss my first boss Vince We used to hang out and listen to Stevie Nicks Until I borrowed his Fleetwood Mac And didn’t return it I left some of my best years behind me Upstate camping with my family I miss that so much And now you’re here with me And now you’re here with me And now you’re here with And now you’re here with me I left some of my best years behind me Upstate camping with my family I miss that so much I still hold grudges like I’m an enemy On the LA freeway it's easy I give back whenever I can I miss my first boss Vince We used to hang out and listen to Stevie Nicks Until I borrowed his Fleetwood Mac And didn’t return it I left some of my best years behind me Upstate camping with my family I miss that so much

about

This album was inspired by childhood, camping, moving to Los Angeles, 90's NBA basketball, and Jesus Christ.

Los Angeles Artist of the Month, June 2016
'Gunslinger' is a pensive meditation that ruminates on taking love with you to a new place. Blanketed with a soft layer of minimal synths, lo-fi bedroom recorder Erik David Hidde, who goes by Prison Escapee, sings with a calm demeanor, with a slightly indistinct delivery that only adds to the song's shimmering dreamscape. There's a certain uncertainty lingering through his mind, though he's more so eager and expectant of what is to come. - The Deli Magazine

What a delight the song 'Gunslinger' is. In the ever crowded music world, it's always very good to hear music that is made out of appreciation for the art, and that remains unpretentious, moving and so accessible. - Beehive Candy

His new single, 'Gunslinger' explores playful electronica beats decorated with dreamy and serene vocals. - The Hook

'The Lake Drowned Itself' showcases Hidde’s soulful songwriting and velvety vocals. - The Noise Room

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released June 17, 2016

Written, recorded, mixed, vocals, production, engineering & field recordings by Erik David Hidde
Electric guitar, tracks 3, 5 & 9 by Christopher Morin
Mastered by Mike Kalajian, Rogue Planet Mastering, New Paltz, NY
Artwork by Luci Crystal

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