This was me in bed, feeling like I was dying, trying to sleep while my air conditioner was broken and it was 90 degrees in the apartment last night. Long exposure, multiple mes. Sorry for the bare shoulder and everything else.
I wrote and recorded this song two years ago. It’s still one of my favorites. You should listen to it.
Ghost Children of Calico - “I’ll Want You (Till the Day I Die)”
July 21, 2012
This is the country song I referenced a few posts back (lyrics written on sticky notes). Finally recorded it today.
Ghost Children of Calico - “Hole in My Cup”
July 5, 2014
I wrote and recorded a song a few minutes ago. I think it’s the first song I’ve ever recorded while inebriated. Hopefully it’s not too bad.
Hole in My Cup
I’ve had a crush on you for oh so long
I’ve had a crush on you for years
Anytime i see your smiling face
I know you stand out from your peers
I’ve always wondered what it would feel like
To have you next to me
I imagine it would be as great
As sailing on the sea
I don’t know if you feel the same
I don’t know if you like me too
All i know is that this song is for you
I know I’ve got a checkered past
I’ve got a hole in my cup
But if you’d give me a chance
I’d do my best to not mess it up
The Protists - “Never Us”
I wrote and recorded this song back in 1997, when I was still in High School. It was on the CD I put out by my pre-Ghost Children of Calico side project, The Protists.
The whole CD is available for free here: http://weerockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-protists
One in the window, one on the bed, one named Frankie and the other named Fred. (Not really, but I wanted to rhyme.)
Ghost Children of Calico - “You’re Perfect”
August 2, 2012
I decided to strip things down this week. Very raw, very basic, very real. Hope you like it.
Maybe I’ll keep posting the lyrics of the weekly songs:
I know you don’t believe it’s true
You’re perfect in every way
And I just wanna be with you
I know it was all in jest
I hope you don’t really believe
You could ever be second best
It won’t be easy to change your life
We’ve known this from the start
But happiness will surely be found
If you just follow your heart
I’ve been too lazy to record any of my new songs (I have about ten of them), so here’s an old song that didn’t get much attention when I originally posted it two years ago. It’s one that means a whole lot to me, but I guess they all do.
Ghost Children of Calico - “Salt Water Taffy”
June 1, 2012
A true story of love, depression, and a girl’s mom who loves salt water taffy.
It’s okay to wear your own band’s shirt if you’re just wearing it while doing laundry, right? Also, I guess in some light and at some angles, I actually look like I’m not super out of shape and gross. Neat.
I hate when I write a song I really like but then I’m afraid to record it because I’m scared it won’t turn out nearly as good as I want it to. I have at least two like that right now. I don’t want to disappoint myself I guess.