Intermission

by Niki Becker

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1.
02:34
2.
03:45
3.
03:50
4.
06:07
5.

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After the loss of her dog and a really bad year, Niki found herself with a set of songs about grief, longing, and trying to move on. The songs represented a certain moment in life where everything seemed to be on hold and about to change, an Intermission.

Intermission was recorded via 4 track as an experiment in lo-fi sound. With guitar player Shawn Davis at the helm, Niki and her band created a warm, classic sound, finding creative ways to bring the songs to life while still keeping an intimate vibe with a full sound.

Physical copies of this album are limited edition (just 100 copies!) and hand written. Please contact nikibeckerinfo@gmail.com for a physical copy.

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released June 4, 2013

All songs written by Niki Becker.
Arrangements on tracks 1, 3, and 4 arranged by Niki Becker and Shawn Davis.
Arrangements on tracks 2 and 5 by Niki Becker, Shawn Davis, Bart Boutwell, and Tim Baumgart.

Produced by Shawn Davis and Niki Becker at St. Joe's.
Mixed and Mastered by Mike Wisti at Albatross.

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Niki Becker Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pop rock singer/songwriter.
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Track Name: A Story
i can only hope that one day i'll be a
story you can tell
a memory back to happiness
when you're not feeling well
you can pull me out for dinner parties
and dress me up or down
you can say i was no good to you
or that i was the only love you'd found
skip past all the big stuff
and find the moments inbetween
get to what really mattered
between you and me

i'll gladly be the catalyst for conversation
when you're at a loss for words
or a quiet revelation
never meant to be heard
i might show up unannounced
make you trip over your tongue
but i'll try to be there when you need me
and leave when you are done

i can only hope that one day
i'll be a story you can tell
something you can rely on
if everything else all goes to hell
be it short or be it long
how you tell it is up to you
just keep me in your thoughts
that's all i ask of you
Track Name: Blind
oh, what a year
once saw you there
you were everywhere

and then the day came
the one we all dreaded like a hurricane
things haven't been the same

and now we sit
and we act like
time is no different than when you existed

we dance around
we go about town
laughing with the rest of the clowns

and our bed sees the tears
the bed and the bottles of beer
and one another's ears

and we can only listen
no advice given
none to give

(instrumental break)

and so we talk
and sometimes it gets knocked....loose
other times it stays locked

and i thank the ground
for keeping me level and sound
and for being there when i'm knocked down

but it still hurts to fall
so why love at all
why love at all

and your face is still fixed
behind my eyes...it just sticks
it just sticks

so i try to rationalize
just be rational, my eyes
just be blind
Track Name: Walking
i went walking
with you
yesterday
we saw everything
and said all we
needed to say
you spoke clearly
about all those
olden days
and i listened closely
so happy
walking this way

everything so green
and the sky so blue
and i'm just taking it all in
walking with you

i went walking
with you
yesterday
you stopped every few feet
and i let you
cuz this is your day
you take your time
to smell every blade of grass
just another lesson learned from you
don't let it all go by so fast

everything so green
and the sky so blue
and i'm just taking it all in
walking with you

i went walking
with you
yesterday
you grabbed a hold of
my hand
and for that moment
everything was okay
sometimes it's so hard
to just move your feet
but you've got a way of making it
so much easier for me
Track Name: Pumpkin
oh, how i love you
oh, how i love you
sweet, little one, how i love you
my little one, how i love you

oh, how i miss you
oh, how i miss you
sweet, little one, how i miss you
my little one, how i miss you
Track Name: I Guess This Is Called Moving On
in one short day when night
came on so quickly
i looked to your face and that's
when it all hit me
that i was just missing
this one little thing
and so i guess this is called moving on

so i took to the day like i was
suddenly lifted
propelled from the ashes
the energy all shifted
like i couldn't be down
like it was no longer allowed
and so i guess this is called moving on

and so i ask just this
don't ever leave without at least one kiss
because nothing more, nothing more will i miss
will i miss...
oh, i miss...

things seem to happen now
with much more ease
i sleep in on sundays
and i do as i please
i can go out all the time
and not be reminded
and so i guess this is called moving on

and so i ask just this
don't ever leave without at least one kiss
because nothing more, nothing more will i miss
will i miss...
oh, i miss...

i talk about you now when
i feel i can and
the lump in my throat
distracts from my shaking hands
and i tell stories
about you that are just for me
and so i guess this is called moving on