Songs From The Gold Coast

by the Calamity

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1.
WAITING FOR JULY FROM TUCSON ARIZONA TWO HOURS IN, FOUR TO GO NOVEMBERS IN THE DESERT ARE SO FROZEN SIMPLE CALL TO SAY HELLO WAITING FOR JULY CONTRIVED CONVERSATION EMPTY AND BARREN BY THE END WISHIN’ IT WAS WARMER MUCH LIKE LAST YEAR THE SUN WENT DOWN, YOUR EYES CAME OUT, BEST FRIENDS WAITING FOR JULY REMEMBER THE PHOTOGRAPHS THAT MADE YOU LAUGH OUTSIDE THE LIGHTHOUSE ISN’T IT FUNNY HOW THE SEASONS CHANGE AND FEELINGS FADE OUT RIP UP THE CALENDAR THE DAYS ARE FAR TOO LONG SO LONG WAITING FOR JULY
2.
YESTERDAY'S TRAGEDY IT'S THE SAME STORY ALL THE TIME. OUR LIFE TOGETHER'S ON THE LINE. IT MAY BE IMPRACTICAL... WORN DOWN AND DIRTY FROM A LONG DAY AT WORK, LIES A YOUNG MAN OF 24. ASLEEP IN HIS ARMCHAIR WITH THE TV ON, HE KNOCKS HIS DRINK ON THE FLOOR. THE MORNING COMES AROUND, NOW HIS MEMORIES GONE. LOOKS LIKE YESTERDAY'S TRAGEDY. HIS MIND'S MADE UP. THIS IS NOT WHO HE WANTED TO BE. WAKIN' UP. HE KNOWS HE'S GOTTA GO IN BUT HISS PASSION IS GONE. ALL HE'S GOT, ARE REMINDERS SLEEPIN' BY HIM THAT ARE KEEPING HIM STRONG. IT'S THE SAME STORY ALL THE TIME. OUR LIFE TOGETHER'S ON THE LINE. IT MAY BE IMPRACTICAL. PICK UP THE PIECES. HE'S GOT HIS SCHEDULE DOWN. TWO FEET ON THE GROUND. A CLEAR SHOT AT CONSISTANCY. NOW HIS MIND'S MADE UP. THIS IS NOT WHO HE WANTED TO BE.
3.
03:01
WHISKEY SOUR MY MINDS A MESS DON’T FOCUS ON THE HOUR BARTENDER SERVES A WHISKEY SOUR HAVE A DRINK AND CONTEMPLATE A NEW DREAM I AM NOT TO BLAME TONIGHT WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR SOONER OR LATER I’M HOME YOUR GOLDEN HAIR REMINDS ME OF A SUNRISE OH WAIT LAST CALL FORGET IT HOW THE TIME FLIES ONE LAST SHOT TO CONTEMPLATE A NEW DREAM I AM NOT TO BLAME LAY MY HEAD IN SHAME TONIGHT WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR SOONER OR LATER I’M GONE
4.
WRAPPED UP (IN THE MELODY) SLOWLY PULLIN’ ON THIS CIGARETTE COLLECT YOUR THINGS TILL THERE AIN’T MUCH LEFT BUT THE TV AND SOME CLOTHES NOT MUCH HERE I CAN REGRET YOU’RE THE ONE WASN’T FEELIN IT GOODBYE NOTE WITH A YELLOW ROSE AND IT’S SO HARD AND YOU DON’T WHEN WE GO DOWN LIKE A FALLEN TREE YOU’LL GET WRAPPED ALL UP IN THE MELODY BEEN GONE FAR TOO LONG FAR AND WIDE SING TO THE BEAT PLAYBACK OUR LIVES DAYS BECAME BRIGHTER LONG BEFORE YOU CHANGED YOU GET WRAPPED ALL UP IN THE HOLIDAY BEEN GONE FAR TOO LONG FAR AND WIDE SING TO THE BEAT PLAYBACK OUR LIVES THE COUCH IS COLD I BEGIN TO SINK SO PALE AND TIRED COULDN’T SLEEP A WINK AND IT’S SO HARD AND YOU DON’T WHEN WE GO DOWN LIKE A FALLEN TREE YOU’LL GET WRAPPED ALL UP IN THE MELODY BEEN GONE FAR TOO LONG FAR AND WIDE SING TO THE BEAT PLAYBACK OUR LIVES DAYS BECAME BRIGHTER LONG BEFORE YOU CHANGED YOU GET WRAPPED ALL UP IN THE HOLIDAY BEEN GONE FAR TOO LONG FAR AND WIDE SING TO THE BEAT PLAYBACK OUR LIVES IT’S SO HARD LIVIN’ LIFE THE WAY YOU DO IT’S SO HARD AND YOU DON’T DAYS BECAME BRIGHTER YOU GOT WRAPPED UP
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04:08
ASPHALT RUNNIN' ON THE SAME OLD TRACK. WE TIE OUR SHOES AND DON'T LOOK BACK. THE STARTER'S GUN IS RINGIN' IN OUR EARS. CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE FINALLY HERE. THERE'S SOMEONE DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR. DON'T LOSE CONTROL OF ORIGINALITY. WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO GIVE? PROTEST THE LIFE WE LIVE. UNTIL THE FEAR COMES CLEAR. I'M RIGHT HERE. THREE AXLES AND A BROKE DOWN VAN. WE'LL MAKE IT THERE THE BEST WE CAN. BLACKENED SKY, THIN LAYER OF ICE, WE CREEP. MOVIN' ON THROUGH MY MID-LIFE. THEY SAY HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. BUT THIS HEART IS BEATING OFF AND ON AND ON. LET'S GIVE A TOAST FOR ALL OF THE BOYSL THIS LACK OF NOISE IS DRIVING ME TO SLEEP. IF THE SUN COULD SHINE DOWN ON US, FOR JUST ONE MORE HOUR, SHINE DOWN, SHINE DOWN. THE WORLD IS WHAT WE'LL TAKE FROM THIS. RUNNIN' DOWN THE SAME OLD TRACK. THIS IS GETTING HARD TO SWALLOW. WHERE WE'VE BEEN IS HARD TO IMAGINE. WHERE WE'LL BE IS IMPOSSIBLE. KEEP IN MIND THE RULES WE BREAK, NOT TO IMITATE OR FOLLOW. AT LEAST UNTIL THE SMOKE CLEARS OUT. WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO GIVE? PROTEST THE LIFE WE LIVE. WHAT HAVE WE GOT TO SEE? FORTUNE AND FAME COME EASY. AT THE BORDER, THE ASPHALT'S BROKEN UP. HYDROPLANING. GRINDING GEARS IS ALL WE HEAR. WITHOUT WARNING, THE PACE IS PICKING UP. FOR A MOMENT, NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON.
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02:37
WALK DOWN DID YOU THINK YOU COULD GET AWAY WITH IT HAVE YOU GAZED INTO YOUR DAUGHTER’S EYES AND FELT HER INNOCENCE A CHILD, OF LESS THAN TWO YEARS OLD HAS DIED A LITTLE INSIDE IS IT GETTING TO YOU NOW? TOOK A FLIGHT OUT TO THE EAST COAST THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS WITH HARBORED PRIDE YOU SEVERED TIES AND FORGOT WHAT MATTERED MOST THE HILLS ARE DESOLATE AND DRY AS YOU DROVE AWAY MY FATHER CRIED IS IT GETTING TO YOU NOW IS IT GETTING TO YOU NOW? IS IT GETTING TO YOU? DID SOME WORK IN CALIFORNIA OLD HABITS DYING HARD WITH HARBORED PRIDE YOU SEVERED TIES YOU WON’T FOOL ANYONE AND THE PART YOU PLAYED IS DONE
7.
02:53
ISLAND WAKE UP CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW AM I UP TOO LOUD IS THE DIAL TURNED OFF I GUESS THE FREQUENCY THAT COMES FROM ME IS NOT ENOUGH WHAT IS ALL THE CRYIN FOR LET’S GRAB YOUR THINGS WALK OUT THAT DOOR COME ON IN TAKE MY HAND WAITING FOR A PLACE TO RETIRE WHEN THE WIND IS RIGHT WE’LL LEAVE TONIGHT ON A BOAT THAT LEADS US TO AN ISLAND IT’LL BE MORE PEACEFUL THERE THE AIR IS CLEAR JUST BREATHE IT IN THIS CONSTANT MEDICATED COMPROMISE IS WEARIN' ME THIN WHAT HAS GOT YOU FEELIN' DOWN? PRETTY SOON YOU’LL COME AROUND COME ON IN TAKE MY HAND WAITING FOR A PLACE TO RETIRE WHEN THE WIND IS RIGHT WE’LL LEAVE TONIGHT ON A BOAT THAT LEADS US TO AN ISLAND ME AND GINA HAVE THE SCHEDULE DOWN CALL OFF YOUR LACK OF PLANS IT’S ON THIS TUESDAY PICK YOU UP AT 8 PLEASE DON’T HESITATE SHAKE OFF ALL YOUR TIMID WAYS COME ON IN TAKE MY HAND WAITING FOR A PLACE TO RETIRE WHEN THE WIND IS RIGHT WE’LL LEAVE TONIGHT, TONIGHT
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03:35
DIANE BEEN DRUNK FOR DAYS CAUGHT IN A HAZE WITHOUT YOU GIRL AND I CAN FEEL YOUR ANGER’S SWELL FROM OUT HERE GIRL SO TAKE THAT STEEL GRIN OFF YOUR FACE LEAVE THE COUNTY WITHOUT A TRACE DIANE I BELIEVE YOU’RE CALLING OUT THE DIRTY LAUNDRY THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU’LL EVER SPEAK MY NAME OUT OF THOSE COLD LIPS TURN AROUND AND LOOK INTO MY EYES BEEN DRUNK FOR DAYS CAUGHT IN A HAZE WITHOUT YOU GIRL MY HEART’S WITHDRAWN FINE FROM NOW ON WITHOUT YOU GIRL SO TAKE THAT STEEL GRIN OFF YOUR FACE LEAVE TOMORROW YOU’LL SOON BE REPLACED
9.
ONE OF THESE DAYS ANOTHER MORNING MY HEAD IS STILL POUNDING SHIRT, SHOES, TIE AND SLACKS ON THE FLOOR I’M NOT QUITE SURE I WAS HIGH AT THE TIME SCRAPIN’ UP THE THOUGHTS RUNNIN THROUGH MY MIND ONE OF THESE DAYS ONE OF THESE NIGHTS YOU’LL MOVE ON WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE ONE SWEET DREAM HOLD ME TIGHT YOU’LL MOVE ON WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE ALONE THE DRIVE HEADIN SOUTHBOUND, ONE “O” ONE BRAKE PEDAL PUSHED DOWN TO THE FLOOR ONE EIGHTY TURN INTO ON COMING TRAFFIC THOSE FIELDS OF GOLD COMING CLEAR ONCE MORE KEEP UP THE PRESSURE AS I STUMBLE THROUGH ALIBIS ONE OF THESE DAYS ONE OF THESE NIGHTS YOU’LL MOVE ON WITH THE REST OF YOUR LIFE ONE SWEET DREAM HOLD ME TIGHT YOU’LL GO ON… IT’S SO COLD UP NORTH ALL BY YOURSELF ALL THESE BLANKETS AND HEATERS WON’T HELP BUT THE TEMPERATURE IN US WON’T CHANGE ALWAYS STAYS THE SAME ONE OF THESE DAYS ONE OF THESE NIGHTS…. TAKE PART OF ME TAKE PART OF YOU IT TAKES A LIFETIME JUST TO SEE IT THROUGH FORGET THE PAST FEELIN TODAY MURDER THE MEMORIES DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING ONE OF THESE DAYS ONE OF THESE NIGHTS....
10.
02:18
.45 I’M NOT ONE FOR CONVERSATION CALL ME RASH AND IMMATURE FORTY-FIVE MILES ON THE HIGHWAY AND IT LEADS ME BACK TO YOU ALL I’M TRYIN’ TO SAY IS WASTE AWAY, WASTE AWAY WITH ME ON THE WEST SIDE WASTE AWAY, WASTE AWAY WITH ME YEAH CALIFORNIA DESERT HIGHWAY GOT A SHOTGUN AND A PLAN FORTY- FIVE MILES ON THE HIGHWAY AND IT TAKES ME BACK TO YOU ALL I’M TRYIN’ TO SAY IS WASTE AWAY, WASTE AWAY WITH ME ON THE EAST SIDE WASTE AWAY, WASTE AWAY WITH ME YEAH
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TAKE SOME TIME ALL I CAN SEE IS THE NEW YORK LIGHTS THAT FLICKER ON AND SHINE IN SPITE OF YOU WEEKS HAVE PAST SINCE I LEFT IT ALONE FOR A BUSTED, BROKEN PHONE CALL LEFT A BROKEN HOME YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER GO AND WASH AWAY THE TEARS WILL I WALK ON WATER YOU GOTTA WAIT, WAIT, WAIT OH CAROLINE WHY DON’T YOU WALK AWAY I’M GONNA TAKE SOME TIME I’M GONNA TAKE SOME TIME GONNA TAKE SOME TIME TO FIND WHAT’S ON MY MIND KEEP ME AWAY FROM APPETITES THAT’LL TREAT ME RIGHT UNLIKE YOU WEEKS HAVE PAST SINCE I LEFT IT ALONE FOR A BUSTED, BROKEN PHONE CALL LEFT A BROKEN HOME YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER GO AND WASH AWAY THE TEARS WILL I EVEN BOTHER YOU GOTTA WAIT, WAIT, WAIT GONNA TAKE SOME TIME TO FIND WHAT’S ON MY MIND I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER WHAT A WASTE OF ALL THESE YEARS I’LL BE FINE WITHOUT YOU YOU GOTTA WAIT, WAIT, WAIT

about

Various demos and recordings took place between fall 2005 and spring 2008. Notably, a session with Jay Ruston from TRS West studios in Studio City, CA with the result of 2 tracks (One Of These Days/Waiting For July) off the upcoming debut release, “Songs From The Gold Coast.”

The debut album, “Songs From The Gold Coast,” out on Missing Words Records July 28th, 2009, was written by the Calamity and produced by the Calamity, Jay Ruston and Paul Miner. It was recorded in two sessions. Spring of 2006 with Ruston @ TRS West studios in Studio City, CA; and winter of 2008 with Miner @ Buzzbomb Sound Labs in Orange, CA. All photography for “Songs From The Gold Coast” was done by Baltazar Cano. Layout and design courtesy Matt Martin (www.blasterbolts.com).

Track listing is as follows:

1 Waiting For July
2 Yesterday's Tragedy
3 Whiskey Sour
4 Wrapped Up (In The Melody)
5 Asphalt
6 Walk Down
7 Island
8 Diane
9 One Of These Days
10 .45
11 Take Some Time

Songs From The Gold Coast is a collection of melodic piano pop songs with a dash of country flare and a touch of bitterness.

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released July 28, 2009

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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. ||

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

.Current Location: Ventura/Los Angeles, CA
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