You're Pavlov and I'm The Dog

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.


so well behaved lying on the steps with my arms wide open. i’m such a mess. i spent some years curled up by your feet with my ears tucked back and my future incomplete. so ring your bell and i’ll be there (so safe and saccharine) and i’ll pretend as if i don’t remember everything. if you don't learn history you're doomed to repeat it like i forgot the way you broke my spine. it's a fun game 'til we're dead and defeated but maybe we'll be okay this time.

but don’t you worry, i’ve been trained before. i won’t bite or beg and i won’t listen to reason. i filed away all the lasting scars in a bedside shelf with your name etched underneath. so ring your bell and i’ll be there (just blindly listening) and i’ll pretend as if i don’t remember everything.

i don’t want to pretend to like your sister anymore. i don’t want to pretend to like fleet foxes anymore.


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

trumpet: Ryan Svendsen

Engineered by Charlie Wolf.

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


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The Small Calamities

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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