A Ghost Of These Moments

by the Calamity

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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

© 2013 the Calamity
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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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Track Name: Everybody Knows
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
Track Name: Killing Time
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
Track Name: B-Side
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
Track Name: Dry
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.
Track Name: Dreamin'
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?
Track Name: Descend
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.
Track Name: Musical Fashion
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
Track Name: Simple Situation
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
Track Name: Take Two
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
Track Name: Losers
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
Track Name: King Of This World
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?
Track Name: Struggle
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