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released May 19, 2017

All Music written by Crash The Calm
Produced by Dominic Nastasi
Recorded at Vudu Studios by Nicholas Starrantino
Mixed by Dominic Nastasi and Mike Watts
Mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet Mastering

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Track Name: The Ambient Sound of Traffic
Old crow in a winter’s storm
He’s too cold to fly to warmth
And once was there for comfort
Will slowly do you in
Well this is what you wanted
And that were it begins

A portrait vibrant but the subjects lighten
They only see what they want to see
So far from perfect but they don’t notice
They only see what they want to see

So sit alone and enjoy the silence
Accompanied by the southern state
Watch the street lights burn so lonely
Just to retreat at the break of the day
You can lie here in bed
Or you can conquer your fears and put one step after the next
And leave this shitty place so far behind

A portrait vibrant but the subjects lighten
They only see what they want to see
So far from perfect but they don’t notice
They only see what they want to see
All the canons on the coast
All fire all alone
And if im carried away with the tide will currents
Cross our paths tonight’s

A portrait vibrant but the subjects lighten
They only see what they want to see
So far from perfect but they don’t notice
They only see what they want to see

Don’t pull away now ( all the doubt that has grown has only come from me) x4
Track Name: I Am The Reason
Im fine I wish I never called

So haunt your ghost
What do they know?
And have they seen you at your worst
Another night another bed
Another morning ill regret
I wrote the note you swore you never read
The distance was the death

Is there something that I’m missing?
Cause I’m calling but you’re not listening

So where’d you go
How have you been?
This time last year you were in town
So lets go back for just one day
And ill own up to have the blame
If you’ll admit you missed me when I strayed
I wish I never stayed

But I’m done chasing ghost
Trapped inside my bones
Dead before I die
Dead while I’m alive
Track Name: Holes
Ive got holes in my heart
That match the holes in my belt
Ive got lots of big plans
But they never end well
And the holes in my palms
So delicately dressed
I got lots of big plans man
There all in my head

Theyre ghost in these walls
Said we speak when im dead
And I got plenty of friends man
Theyre all in my head
A voice is begging me oh please just turn the car around
But its to late
I wrote the note that they already found
So don’t coming looking for me
Don’t coming looking for me

And you were so fucking sure that you were the cure
Just stand there as you watch me all but burn

Were unfinished
Every last one of us
We must stop living in fear and in faith of the future
Because were afraid of how things will end otherwise
And we must paint oh we must paint
In love in loss and in depth
And in time a picture vacant fills all the way

No don’t you come (looking for me)
Track Name: Take Your Medicine
This war is my own
I go it alone
And your never home
When I need you
I don’t sleep at night
When you’re on my mind
So why cant I hide
What im thinking

She said shes proud of my accomplishments
I said im sick of all her compliments

Why does the wind blow
In every direction but home
Why do I burn out
Instead of enjoying the glow

So harbor your thoughts
In the safety of port
And when there ignored
Well whose to blame

Tour myself wide open just to see what was inside
And all I found was such a hallow man with many things to hide
I hope your choking on the feeling that you get when I am not around
This constant sound of silence like a ghost will always haunt this town

Why does the wind blow
In every direction but home
Why do I burn out
Instead of enjoying the glow
She said I talked to god about you yesterday
Take your medicine
You got stop with these self-destructive ways
Take your medicine
Track Name: Bridge Street
Cant get you off my mind today
I wish you knew how much I wanted you to stay
But I was constantly growing
(its all the same not much has changed)
And constantly doubting
I lost myself along the way
And the years I spent here aren’t so meaningless

Hey dear I know your lying
Wont you come here and
Make me feel like all this time that I was
Worth the weight

You spent the last 6 months just wrecking your head
For weak foundations the thoughts you thought I never left
I wish I never left

But im better off this way that’s
When I am states away
You no my heart will stray
But if you keep on walking youll find your way back
And I am homeward bound
Where I am safe in sound
Just know if you keep on walking youll find your way back

You know oswegos calling you to come back
You know one more winter wont be so bad

But im better off this way that’s
When I am states away
You no my heart will stray
But if you keep on walking youll find your way back
You know oswegos calling you to come back
You know one more winter wont be so bad
Track Name: Goodbye & Good Luck
Im a sucker for one liners
And you bet I can make this quick
I was staying afloat in apathy but I made the choice to live
But the worlds a scary place
And I just cant seem to see escape ill be in my room

Day 2 im getting out of here
Cause these bed sheets make me sweat
And im crawling in my skin
A vision seen but I don’t get it
And I didn’t have a choice
No I didn’t have a choice admit to that

Oh my god its been far to long
My friends ive lost
And my home is gone
And I don’t know just were ill go
(but you wont find me)
I know your hoping and your wishing
That im getting myself better
But despite these pills and despite this weather
If I die in November take your sisters place
Would come to my funeral or show up late
And as your marching down the pews
Your marking of my sins as your mermer
To yourself he let the devil win
Instead of trading it off you gave up, caved in
Giving away what you could have been

Yeah right youll call me back
And when you do ill be ready to chat
I know your just a phone (its not that band)
I know your just a phone away
Track Name: Irish Exit
Stagger just pace your breath
Your so restless you haven’t slept
You were rambling like a madman
On a painted canvas black
And this will haunt you like an ember
Haunts a forest in july

So I aimed my car for a tree by the road
I said a quick prayer then I drove and I drove and I drove

See the lies you sown
See the web the web you wove
And when you crash your car
And flee the scene
What a waste you could have been something

Listen its just this constant repetition
In my mind but I don’t listen
I buried the bones that your digging up
She said pull the trigger no one will miss you
I said pull the trigger they wont fucking miss you
No they wont no they wont no they wont
See the lies you sown
See the web the web you wove
And when you crash your car
And flee the scene
What a waste you could have been something

And if I mend this distance
Oh nothing here will be different
I just know that ive gotta climb my way back out

Looking back on all my friends
The webs we wove they all made sense
And now its ten years gone not much has changed
Stick around or never feel the same don’t change
Track Name: The Sailor, The Sea
Gulls lost souls of sailors
Remind me of the land so far away
The seas are rising slowly
I can taste the ocean air
As it tickles my tongue

The waves are crashing on
The deck but all is calm
The sea takes seven more of her sons

Oooo what do you want from me this vessels sinking and
I cant do a fucking thing
And have a heart in me saids wait until morning
When theres no hope you bet everything

So I went under
So I went

Oooo what do you want from me this vessels sinking and
I cant do a fucking thing
And have a heart in me said wait until morning
But theres no hope and you lost everything

I was born from nothing
Turned myself into something
But heaven wont let me in

When the coast line is fading
And the deck lights flicker away
Just know your on your own now
The coast guards a day away
So as you start to reflect on your untimely death
Or the incredible depth
This ship will sink
This ship will sink
Track Name: ...And The Real World
See the window
See another pane
Just shades of grey
In the world they say
I just wanna be alone for a while
See myself through a distorted view
Another day and a thought of you
I just wanna be alone for a while

But you got plans and you don’t even know
What you want from the things that you can’t let go
So you say that I changed and im lacking passion

Well im not the man that you once knew
Im blackened beaten blistered and bruised
Where were you when I was going under
And ive been doing my best not to fade
Not to burn out drift and give into pain
Where were you when I was going under

And I got plans but you don’t even know
What you want and the things that I cant let go
So you say that I changed and im lacking passion

Your always running and it never caught up to you
But now its over and theres nothing left to prove
In this distance let it grow in solitude
But this is my life and theres no place left for you
And I got plans but you don’t even know
What you want and the things that I cant let go
So you say that I changed and im lacking passion
So fuck you and your passion
Track Name: Demolished
If I leave you tomorrow
Will you love me the same?
After two years of chasing
And missing your name
And If I fall asleep right next two you
Who will take my place?
When I’m not in your room


I’m done waiting
Your time was through
All my problem’s paths
Lead straight to you

I know I’ve changed
But I’m better off without you
I know that its
Been hard for you to stray
I spent three years just feeling that way

Wishing the best and confessing your name
Time spent forever a week was a day
And don’t you know my love I was tired to
But now that I’ve come to grips ill omit
Fuck you to!

In a room full of friends they all notice
But they don’t say a word cause the know it
When everyone fucking left you’re on your own
Don’t hold your breath
I’ll stop blaming you for everything that went wrong
Ill stop complaining about my life and how you were gone
If you were I and I were you would you see differently
Would you care would you call would you just blame it all on me