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all songs written by charlie wolf (BMI) over one sleepless night at a hotel in walnut creek & recorded deep in the sonoran desert the following days during wildfires & pandemics.

lyrics

LYRICS:
you do you, yeah, speak your truth, whatever helps you sleep at night and if it breaks my fragile bones that’s okay as long as you’re alright. songs you sent to me be damned and i’ll be damned to see you shining like a beacon blinding all of instagram. you hit and run, you get off easy. don’t check the damage—it’s not yours to bear. you smashed my windows, you kicked my teeth in with a "hope you take care".

i’ll be me & i’ll retreat but it’s not that i don’t want to talk. you see, the problem is i do (so much that i can barely walk) but off the precipice i fell, you held the cord, but i know, i was never yours to crumble. no, that burden wasn’t yours. this hit and run, this weeknight easy, you don’t check the damage 'cause it’s my repair. you smashed my summer, you kicked my world in with a "hope you take care".

when you called me late at night and said you just want to be clear, was that all a bunch of shit or did i hear what i want to hear? when this city loses light and the traffic disappears, when i’m a distant social blight, will you cauterize my tears? it felt easy to say to you i’ll be okay when i drove up that day, yeah you picked a bad way but the point still remains that we did say that this ending might come but the night of the scars in that terrible car under glowing red stars, i felt pain tear up parts of my soul that i opened to you before coming undone. and so you run… it looks so easy but that's not the whole truth, yeah you had a lot to bear.

but it was fun! you made my nights long, you sent me sweet songs, and we chose to dare. we jumped the gun. it felt so simple. we knew the risks and i really do hope you take care we tried to run. we should have walked first.

i know you meant it. i meant it too. i just want to get some sleep tonight.

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from Portrait Of A Man Crying In A Rental Car Parked Somewhere In The East Bay, released October 2, 2020
THE SMALL CALAMITIES ARE:
charlie wolf - guitars/vocals/mellotron/mandolin/synth/programming/field recording
christian kalafut - bass/shouting/car conversations
hayden parker - drums

mixed by ian farmer in philly.
mastered by jonathan kirchner in SF.

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A whirlwind of punk rock angst, power pop hooks & Americana jangle, The Small Calamities blend a wry humor, Springsteenesque imagery, and naked earnestness to create what reviewers have called “imagery-laden anecdotes" & "poison-tipped confessionals". Smash Mouth follows them on twitter. ... more

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