Songs From The Gold Coast

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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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Track Name: Waiting For July
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
Track Name: Yesterday's Tragedy
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.
Track Name: Whiskey Sour
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
Track Name: Wrapped Up (In The Melody)
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
Track Name: Asphalt
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.
Track Name: Walk Down
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
Track Name: Island
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
Track Name: Diane
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
Track Name: One Of These Days
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....
Track Name: .45
.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
Track Name: Take Some Time
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