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Parenthesis (Prologue)

from MOMENTS OF IMPACT by The Small Calamities

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


i laid on the floor and i looked at the TV. the people were angry, the popcorn was free, it's been a long time since i've been in the real world, you'll have to tell me what it's like. we started in rags and we ended in bondage but when i woke up on wednesday it all stayed the same. i got on a plane just away for the weekend and half a year later i never returned but i'm a parenthesis, you are a satellite, and we have been circling moments of impact spending our days at the chelsea hotel writing tomes of american history. just because we hit the ground, doesn't mean we can run. my soul was the price i paid (40 bottles in the back of a basement), it don't matter, we can't be saved. we came and we left our mark. you be human and i'll be on the clock. it don't matter if it all gets lost.

i stood in the crowd & i covered my face. the people were tired, the anger was free. i slept through the outrage and woke up accepting. the radio laughed and the poets retired. i have been thinking when i'm trying not to. i woke up on wednesday and went back to sleep. i was young for a moment and i still remember that i wasn't worth it but i wasn't wrong.

we all got lost, we all got over it, we made it back to texas, and we made it out alive. we all got lost, we all came up empty, we almost made it okay, and we made it back to texas.


from MOMENTS OF IMPACT, track released November 11, 2020
Charlie Wolf - lead vocals, guitars, mandolin, programming
Christian Kalafut - bass
Hayden Parker - drums
& sometimes:
Bobby Victor - keys, harmonies

harmonies: John Elliott
banjo: Jordan Katz
strings: Yoed Nir & Bruce Hoffman

Produced by Charlie Wolf.

Engineered by Logan Heftel, Edwin Gonzalez, Chris Hughes and Charlie Wolf.

Mixed by Kyle Black in LA.
Preview release mastered by Jonathan Kirchner in SF.
Mastered by Alan Douches in New York & Jonathan Kirchner in San Francisco.


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