A Ghost Of These Moments

by the Calamity

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1.
Everybody Knows There's a place I know At the end of the road People laugh slow As they come and go In my head Friends, family and a glass of wine Are you feeling fine Everybody knows Cut down like a starting line Yes, I'm feeling fine Everybody knows Bottom line it's feeding time
2.
Killing Time 03:45
Killing Time Get in the car, calm down They'll never find us now We got a world unfounded Suffering surround Put it into drive While we're still alive Feel the rush of the cold wind blowin’ All we know is here and now In the back of my mind This plan is more than killing time We don't fall, we don't tear When it's undone Wait another year Follow the dotted line Let the hours unwind Frontiers appear out here Before our very eyes Take the exit here Where the coast is clear Collect your things and grab this shovel All we know is here and now In the back of my mind This plan is more than killing time We don't fall, we don't tear When it's undone Wait another year Little heart, little cheer Walking alone Wait another year Wave on by, the passenger is fading fast To keep wide eyed, the navigation his one task In the back of my mind This plan is more than killing time In the back of my mind
3.
B-Side 03:20
Tonight a tribute We'll call on you for one last time You're a fantasy Along two fault lines And it's all right It's all right Finest among them all Come over here I've got something for you These careless words Become flammable And it's all right It's all right Turn on the bside. Turn up the track. A thousand miles from nowhere A home still in tact Where do we go Who's gonna drive These are the things That keep us alive Where do we go Who's gonna drive This is the fix These are our lives
4.
Dry 04:18
Dry Remember those cold times with blankets held each other tight. The kids had closed their eyes and drifted off into the night, and I, Could barely hear you breathe, the satin sheets enclosed beneath. Oh sweet Maria don’t you cry. The engine block is dead at 6AM key turns again. A bitter chill persists the heater vents are set to 10, and I, can barely breathe with these cold bones and rusty diesel smell. Oh sweet Maria won’t you try. My lines flushed of water and all that I'm feeling is dry. Cold, dead, unspoken. At least I still know that we tried. Another call comes in at 8AM repeat again. An empty pocketbook the options now are wearing thin, and I, Forget to breathe, unpaid receipts within this prison cell. Oh sweet Maria don’t you cry. The engine comes alive a simple ride this will allow. The slowing pulse of all these trials maintains condition now, and I, Can finally breathe in time enclosed beneath these satin sheets. My lines flushed of water and all that I'm feeling is dry. Cold, dead, unspoken. At least I still know that we tried. Push back the dirt now. Close down a limited life. Cold, dead, unspoken. At least I still know that we tried.
5.
Dreamin' 03:37
Dreamin' So clean and comfort, towel draping, see you walk down the hallway. There is no makeup. I am taken by the light in your eyes. The day is dawning. Dogs are climbing up the blankets to my face. Me, I'm still yawning. Workday's calling. Pushing me outta bed. Though I may come across as responsible, This is how it's gotta be There are times when I tell myself, That I'd rather be... Rather be dreamin' You're so in fashion in your running skirt and matching adidas. This motivation keeps us going as we sprint down the street. The sweat is dripping, salt and stinging on the corner of my face. With every mile comes a milestone within me and in you. Though I may come across as responsible, Lyin' here is where I'll be. There are times when I tell myself that I'd rather be. Rather be dreamin' Rather be dreamin' What do we got now? Following where it led before… Still I'd rather be dreamin’ Following where it led before… What do we got now? Who do we live for? Following where it led before... What do we got now? Who do we live for?
6.
Descend 03:59
Descend Temper's burning up inside a man and a gun rests in his hands. Everybody knows the tension's running thick. Fired last Friday without reasonable cause, get him away from here. Take him away from here. Corporate casualty fuels the nature of his plan. Get out while you can. Forget the promise of the cynical elite and run away from here.... When it all comes down it's all we've got. From the first attempt to the final shot. From home to home we descend. From home to home we descend. Matters of the heart confuse the matters of the mind. Callous cold and blind. Let's not be hasty when the cannons come out and run away from here... Take me away from here. When it all comes down it's all we've got. From the first attempt to the final shot. From home to home we descend. From home to home... Said we knew it with the writing on the wall. Keep conditioned from the final curtain call. Beat it into me some sanity, security. C'mon let's get away, take me away.... When it all comes down it's all we've got. From the first attempt to the final shot. From home to home we descend.
7.
Musical Fashion When I left the holes and cracks in the foundation grew All the writing and the work involved you never knew Life goes on, in musical fashion Good luck on your own Beaten all the odds right before we got knocked out Wind beneath our sails just blew the candle out So it's said, positions are dead Good luck on your own The last time, with harmonies and hook lines I've tried to settle it every time The rush from those so close to us has died All the fleeting sense of fame that seemed to swallow you There's an innocence in life that fails to come in view Just outside of one stubborn mind Good luck on your own It's fun to dance above the grade A simple switch to rearrange Superstars are overrated anyways And you don't you don't you don't plan to getaway Last time, with harmonies and hook lines I've tried to settle it every time The rush from those so close to us has died I'm fine, just answering all these lines Don't ask for anymore wasted time The closest friends won't make the end
8.
Simple Situation Abandoned by the past times Delivered all the punchlines A lifetime's what they've made of it Confidence will suite you Believe in me you'll get through The critics haven't got an ounce on you Knockin' at my door The best of me is here alone Time is passing slow I can't remember how I lost this control How hard is it to make this A simple situation The smallest things just bring me down Here at this piano The chords are droppin' down low Bring in the band no thoughts in tow Knockin' at my door The best of me is here alone Time is passing slow I can't remember how I lost this control Just close your eyes and turn your mind off darling You're sweet on the vine, but you're still outta line Forget it now and take a deep breath honey It'll all blow over Turn off the light Knockin' at my door The best of me is here alone Time is passing slow I can't remember how I lost Remember how I lost Remember how I lost Remember how I lost this control Job hunt's on Tuesday Sobriety's Wednesday Waiting here for you
9.
Take Two 03:08
Take Two Take two, I feel you Rolling on a bed of fallen leaves Honest, upon us October grass, a dust of rain Feelin' all the instincts from the first time It's a good sign Innocence falls All by the riverside You should be happy but you're not The fire is dying out The constellations forming somewhere Function over form Looking for a place to keep us warm Honest and unborn Map to a heart attack tonight Feelin' all the regret from the last time Hello stop sign A ghost of all these moments The most of all these moments You should be happy but you're not Run from what you've got You should be happy but you're not Run from what you've got All by the riverside You should be happy but you're not The fire is dying out The constellations forming somewhere All by the riverside You should be feelin' but you're not Fed up with what you've got Finesse is just a test not actual You should be feelin' but you're not Fed up with what you've got The constellations forming somewhere A ghost of all these moments Hold onto these moments
10.
Losers 03:57
Losers All of these tokens All shot up and broken mean nothin' Like nothin' I care to tell Had a good one last night Surely you'll see What it does to me I said we don't mind Frankly I've had it A box full of diamonds still nothin' Nothin' to clear the air Hollow thoughts start to creep Sure it might seem That it changes me I said we don't mind It happens all the time Turn this around again Suttle and swiftly Keep in line everything Suttle and swiftly Push the message out This song's for losers without a name Manic's the product The years then were full of ambition Take caution and step aside Or go along for the ride Maybe you'll find the easy kind We don't mind I said we don't mind It happens all the time Turn this around again Suttle and swiftly Keep in line everything Suttle and swiftly Push the message out This song's for losers without a name It happens all the time
11.
King of This World We’ve got no time to be abused Beat it down with the broken and the bruised Hold up your head ego in view Independence is what we both could use Are you sleeping now? And are you sleeping? I could be king I could take on this world Collapse is alright if you’re out of it Consider it done I can have my own fun Out of this driveway These words and passages appear The chapter ends with “it’s all becoming clear” What breaks the world and spins me round It’s a trace on your face of the lights The lights go down Are you sleeping now? And are you sleeping? I could be king I could take on this world Collapse is alright when you’re out of it Consider it done I can have my own fun Out of this driveway The sound that you create I can hardly take Closed doors and open minds Deliver me from this Are you sleeping now? And are you sleeping?
12.
Struggle 04:20
Struggle Call for all the arms that hold and brace the storm A baby boy is born the easy road is forked When a simple time was easy to unwind And the clock is standing in the line It's a constant struggle But it's beautiful Hold me back before I fall Keep the light on for me I'm coming soon To our family, our home For better or for worse Sent off to trial a grown man's curse The situation's getting worse The verdicts in sentence reversed When a simple time was easy to unwind And the clock is standing in the line It's a constant struggle But it's beautiful Hold me back before I fall Keep the light on for me I'm coming soon Address the mess between the hopeful and the torn A smile still brings it back The battlefield is worn It's a constant struggle But it's beautiful Hold me back before I fall Keep the light on for me I'm coming soon To our family, our home

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The highly anticipated sophomore release from the Ventura, California piano driven rockers combining raw and moody lyrics with power pop worthy melodies.

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released December 17, 2013

A Ghost Of These Moments

Produced by the Calamity and Armand John Anthony

Engineered and mixed by Armand John Anthony

All songs written and performed by the Calamity

All lyrics by Owen Bucey

Guest performances as follows:

Austin Knecht - Vocals on Dry; Pedal Steel on Losers
Marcella Tambouris - Vocals on Dry and Losers
Zeke Berkley - Vocals on Dry

Mastered by Paul Miner @ Buzzbomb Studios, Orange, CA

Album Art by Donny Phillips

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the Calamity Ventura, California

|| The year was 2005 and Army of Freshmen was in the middle of a national tour in support of their recent LP. While enjoying a rather intoxicated evening at Mr. J's music shop in Cape May NJ, The Calamity was born. ||

.Members
.aaron goldberg
.baltazar cano
.kai dodson
.owen bucey
.phil tibbs

.Current Location: Ventura/Los Angeles, CA
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