"Echo Bass" as written by and Ashcroft,richard....
In the beds of a million homes
Lie the broken hearted
In the rooms in a million houses
Die the broken hearted
Tell me why, I just started.

In the bridges, in the arches
Lie the broken hearted
In the bridges, in the arches
Die the broken hearted
Tell me why, I just started.

Maybe we're gonna take ya
Maybe we're gonna take ya (maybe you save me)
Maybe we're gonna take ya (babe you save me)
Maybe we're gonna take ya (yeh you save me)

In the subway when you walk home
All those lonely names
Some have long gone
In the bridges, in the arches
Where I lie, broken hearted.

Maybe we're gonna take ya
Maybe we're gonna take ya (maybe you save me)
Maybe we're gonna take ya (babe you save me)
Maybe we're gonna take ya (yeh you save me)

You gotta go now
You gotta go now (maybe we're gonna take ya)

Oh no, no, no
Don't let me down again now now
Oh no, no, no (maybe you save me)
Don't let me down again now now (babe you save me)
Oh no, no, no (yeah you save me)
Don't let me down again now now

You gotta go now (maybe we're gonna take ya)


Lyrics submitted by Lonelyascanbe

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    My InterpretationI didn't realize it at first, but the title is a Star Wars reference! Echo Base was the Rebel hideout on Hoth - a planet so snowy and windy it is almost uninhabitable. The Rebels carved out a base on it of many bridges, arches, tunnels through the icy caves - it was their only home in a world that they could not venture out into, for fear of either freezing or being hunted by giant monsters (Wampas). Similarly, I think this song is about having a lover who provides you a base of necessary (emotional) warmth in an otherwise (emotionally) cold world. The mentions of observing broken hearted people are reminiscent of looking at Hoth's frozen landscape, but then the chorus is kind of a thank you to Richard's wife or whoever, "babe you save me". Your lover is your Echo Base.

    It's one of my favorite Verve songs too, so smooth and funky and it makes for both a relaxing and exciting listen.
    MikeVoyager1on March 22, 2014   Link

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