is it folk​-​punk to want to punch your own face?

from Portrait Of A Man Crying In A Rental Car Parked Somewhere In The East Bay by The Small Calamities

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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:
my stupid fucking face always shows just what i’m feeling. my stupid fucking face… i can’t blame you for reeling at the thought. i want to be somebody else, someone completely different. it doesn’t even matter who, so you can send me your requests. i should have picked up on the signs, i should have understood your meaning: a subtle change inside your eyes and the direction you were leaning on the couch.

Gavin Newsom closed the gyms, so maybe i can just blame him?? Gavin Newsom closed the gyms, and maybe i could just blame anyone but there's only one photo of us and ironically i am the man in the mirror. yeah, maybe it started as lust, but i promise my words and my wounds were sincere. a feeling i felt i could trust but you made that error so perfectly clear. it’s good to be clear.

i want to kiss you in the car. i want to fly back to November, run my fingers through your hair, and make a moment you’ll remember. i want to hear some violin but we don’t have that anymore. i want to call you late at night like there was something to restore (but there isn’t). i want to crash and burn and i want to drive into the fire. i want to be engulfed in flames and throw my head onto the pyre. but there's all these brief memories of us and ironically i am a man in the past. there’s so many things we discussed and i hope those polaroids fade nice and fast. those feelings i felt i could trust and questions i realize i shouldn’t have asked. the flash of your face with disgust—a role, there’s no question you’re perfectly cast. new seasons at last.

lip gloss in autumn, polka dot strings, and moments that passed.

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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

ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL:
jeff babko - harmonium
christian ruth - assistant engineer, additional percussion

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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