Disappearing Mountaintop

by Prison Escapee

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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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Track Name: Special Mask
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
Track Name: The Lake Drowned Itself
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
Track Name: Hood Deep
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
Track Name: Gunslinger
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
Track Name: Clyde the Glide
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
Track Name: When to Feel Blue
All the things I’ve done that have come back to haunt me
Will not define what I’ve become
All the things that 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
Track Name: Better the Devil You Know than the Devil You Don’t
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
Track Name: Here With Me
I’ll come back and then I’ll leave again
Just know that I’ll be your friend

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

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