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you have always been a storm.

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.
With apologies & artistic license.


your eyes conveyed much more than the words you stumbled through—so glazed over and torn on a summer afternoon.

ok, look, i’m sorry i called you ‘cinderella’ but my only songs on the radio are about you. what about you? you can say you don’t think of me but you’re not as sneaky as you think.

do you think of the summer time? laughing til 1, i was dreaming of what these old wounds could become. it was wrong turns and listerine, fast burning mystery, and covers of Mr. November. do you still remember the way that it felt? strawberry sundaes in september hell. we got so many friends that we swore not to tell… so fuckin’ naive to step out of my shell. take my breath away, don’t ever give it back. ironic how i prayed to get to where we’re at (and look how that worked out…)

at midnight i’m calling—it’s my mistake for falling. colorful reminders that i’m haunted by your name... i was purple, you were gold, drenched in hurt but i was old enough to know that you have always been a storm.

just tell me if it was a rebound or stuck in the background. reflections and facts down to fiction and maps of the route to your street or posters of poems i’ll never complete. most of them know that i came back defeated—an echo of two years ago now repeated—but worse with the new wear, i guess i proceeded to rupture the tears that i never got treated. break my fucking heart or do your very best. go back to the start and put it to the test.

i put on some cologne at a rest stop in Tracy before you erased me, but i cannot face me. i’m trying to trace where it all fell apart, the casual games that you played with my heart ‘cause everything changed. you left me out in the dark, reckless and wrecked in an ocean so far. but the orchestra rumbles along and there’s no way to reach you except in a song. emotional distancing when it feels wrong… it’s all of the worst things about moving on. one day i’ll wake up at 78 and i won’t remember the season or state. i’ll never know all the reasons you hate but i will remember the tiniest rays of light in your eyes reflecting the night from fluorescent lies. i’m no good with goodbyes. rip open the stars and leave an empty sky. august always ends and leaves us wondering why.

[Violin Concerto Reprise]


from MOMENTS OF IMPACT, released April 9, 2021
Charlie Wolf - lead vocals, guitars, programming, synthesizers, mellotron
Christian Kalafut - bass
Hayden Parker - drums

Produced, arranged, and engineered by Charlie Wolf.

Mixed by Kyle Dreaden in Nashville.
Mastered by Alan Douches in New York & Jonathan Kirchner in San Francisco.


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