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Music and lyrics written by Charlie Wolf (BMI).
Recorded in Oakland, LA, and New York right before the pandemic.


the fog rolls in and sucks this city dry outside of your apartment on a frozen summer night… entry codes still branded in my brain, waiting on the landing for last autumn to begin again. at least the warfare’s still symmetrical: with desert dust and ketamine; your ashes on my grave. i lie awake on hotel drapery as empty space and memories keep me permanently on the edge. i would stop writing sad songs if i knew how with fairy lights across your ocean haze. it’s less “goodbye” and more “get the fuck away.” forget your dreams and write down the things you’d never say. we fell so easy but i’ll fight another day.

that sofabed was couched in little lies… we talk about the future like we’ll make it there alive. still finding traces of your cats on all my jackets... i would set myself on fire if i’d rise as someone new. the biggest lies i let myself believe: that closure would come easily and anything is free. “closure” feels like opening a wound. you never quite recover, you just pray the worst of it will pass on soon… i would stop writing you songs if I knew how.

if i could go back to where the holidays began through pine and menthol and take my world out of your hands… if i could go back and rearrange the fallen sand, i guess i’d leave it, and be right here where i am.

(if i could go where you are, open an old door, stay when you stay, leather to asphalt. if i could go where you were, leave in the morning, take what you took, and sparkle in august.)

it’s just “goodbye” is so hard for me to say.


from MOMENTS OF IMPACT, released April 9, 2021
Charlie Wolf - lead vocals, guitars, programming
Christian Kalafut - bass
Hayden Parker - drums
& sometimes:
Bobby Victor - harmonies, synth, /horn arrangement

harmonies: John Elliott
extra guitar: Cesar Alas
pedal steel: Hamilton Belk
horns: Ryan Svendsen & Joey Ackley

Engineered by Chris Hughes, Logan Heftel, Austin Malik, and Charlie Wolf.

Mixed by Vince Ratti in Philly.
Mastered by Alan Douches in New York & Jonathan Kirchner in San Francisco.


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