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by Not Caleb

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released March 1, 2016

Harmonies & Capella in Good Grief: Tom Wolf, Sage Mosso, Jon Watts and Joey Russo

Harmony in Maker's Mark: Tom Wolf

Harmonies in Cool Dad: Tom Wolf, Kain Klob and Sage Mosso
Drums in Cool Dad: Kain Klob
Bass guitar in Cool Dad: Nick Sobolew
Lead Guitar in Cool Dad: Sage Mosso


All other songs and instruments preformed by Caleb Bauscher

Produced by Peter Reynolds Alsen and Caleb Bauscher

Recorded and mixed by Peter Reynolds Alsen, Joey Russo and Ryan Bloes at BLiNDoG Records Winooski, Vermont

Mastered by Peter Reynolds Alsen at BLiNDoG Records Winooski, Vermont

Additional mastering at Sage Audio Nashville, Tennessee

Not Caleb's Music appears courtesy of BLiNDog Records

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Not Caleb Burlington, Vermont

Silly Songs With Larry cover band

Emo Singer-Songwriter Portland, OR

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Track Name: New Is Good For You
My Father told me there's a big man in the sky and I believed it
For all I knew, his words were always true
Trade my soul for dirty habits and cheap beer
There's no turning back now
Although I loved that house, I think I'll like it here

On second thought, thanks for the broken heart
I guess I learned a thing or two
Keep your prayers to yourself
and keep your friends real close

It was hard to let you go but, I'm no good for you
You should just pack up and go
If you know what's good for you

Let's pool our money together and follow the leader
I swear I'd never do you wrong
We're in this for the long haul

Unloading boxes, clothes and PBR's
The house looks like a fucking mess
while everything fell perfectly in place
To Old friends and New Faces
From dead-ends to New Places
This one is for you guys
This one is for you

I like to re-arrange my room
Because new is good for you
Lie down and stare at the moon
Because new is good for you

If you know what's good for you
Track Name: Rise & Shine
I can hear you climbing up those antique stairs
to wake me
But I pretend to be asleep
I won't get up that easily

But you're so persistent
You would always wake me twice

I had always slept in my jeans and a t-shirt
So I could sleep in

But you came in for a third time
And I can feel you by my side
And you had always calmed me
And warmed me when you'd say

Get up, get out of bed

"Rise and shine, my love
You don't want to miss a second
Of the songs the robins sing for you,
Of the sun and it's light
I promise you, it's going to be bright
Just open your eyes, my son
Everything will be alright"

How did I become the pessimist with such an optimistic mentor?
You must see so many different colors while
All of my clothes are earthy-tones

But you're so persuasive
And gave me a change of heart
You put things into perspective
You kept the bad out of my head

So get up and get out of bed

"Rise and shine, my love
You don't want to miss a second
Of the songs the robins sing for you,
Of the sun and it's light
I promise you, it's going to be bright
Just open your eyes, my son
Everything will be alright"

I can see the sky from my bedroom
And it changed me
I wish I didn't know anymore

I miss those mornings, mother
How do I get them back?
What if you have to leave me?
I don't know what I would say

Just tell me it will be okay

"Rise and shine, my love
You don't want to miss a second
Of the songs the robins sing for you,
Of the sun and it's light
I promise you, it's going to be bright
Just open your eyes, my son
Everything will be alright"

"I'm blessed to have you son
I swear I treasured every second
of the times that I've shared with you
We'll grow old and we'll die
But I promise you that I won't leave your side
Just close your eyes my love
Everything will be alright"
Track Name: The Redstore
At noon, we take off our shoes
All of the love was in the sun and I couldn't refuse
to be buried in a 1980's station wagon
with the wooden paneling
in the maroon sunlight

Nearly twelve kids sweating to death in their hand-me-downs
As our father drives
Us to the lake, located in an unknown place
Though we did not care, no, It didn't phase me

We used to stop and get penny-candies at the Red Store
and with just pennies to our name, I knew that no one was to blame
I knew my parents loved me like I was their only child
And they were rich to me

But, ever since I saw my brother try to kill himself
The serenity of life took an awkward nosedive
And then I thought to myself that maybe, just maybe
this whole life thing isn't all it's made out to be

Eventually, this will all just fade away
Like my mother told me

And my father tried
And my brothers tried
and my sisters tried
Now my mother cries
and my father cries
and my brothers cry
and my sisters cry

Everybody cries
And I see that now

Every time I drive past that vacant red store
My blue heart sinks into a nostalgic pit
and I haven't grown a bit since then
But now I cannot fit into anything

I have memories of getting penny candies at that red store
And it still makes me smile
Track Name: Good Grief!
I wrote your name down on my wall and you told me you get that a lot.
My nervous words would never speak and these feelings were too heavy to hold.
I'm always holding on to what's already gone.
For years, I'd haunt this house and told myself that I would never come out. But, my skin is cold and my frozen bones are too weak to carry on my own.
and when i'd wake up, I'd go back to sleep.
My body waits for me in bed; an empty vessel for an empty soul. My heavy head keeps drifting off to memories of less concerning things
Like you and me.
The First time I fell in love I hit the ground without making a sound and I'm tired from staying up all night cleaning up this mess I've made of myself.
I'm always counting sheep until I fall asleep.

I think I've had enough. Good grief, Maybe now I can get some sleep.
Track Name: A State Away
The first time I saw you was at Price-Chopper with your roommate whom my roommate was fond of, but I paid you no mind for I had a little blonde girlfriend at the time.

When she broke my little heart was the first chance I took out of Troy, New York.

But, You're not who I thought I would fall in love with when I moved to Vermont, but I did
And felt like it was real and I swore that I wouldn't trust this feeling
But I did

And The sun set for us that day and I bought you ice cream on the way home
You dipped yours on my nose and we laughed it off

Us lovers get sick of each other and Ex-lovers get love-sick

But I'll never forget that white morning when we held each other close because there was a draft from your window and I told you I would; I would stay. And that I do, I do love you

Two years later, I wish I had said it again

So, I guess this is goodbye
I wish I had the words at the time to change your mind, but I
Thought about it once you left
And I told myself I wouldn't be so scared, but I am

I can't slay these giants without you

I don't want to say "Goodbye"
I wish I said the words at the time to change your mind, but I
Was too late, you're a state away
And I told myself I wouldn't be so scared, but I
Can't slay these giants without you
Track Name: Toy Swords
This is the first time that I've felt at home in a long time- Since I was on my front lawn in the summer. I was eight years old, with my brothers, running barefoot and playing with toy swords. But, when we grow up we get used to the things that don't make us happy; throw it all away. Then, we blame it on the people who truly care about us and just fuck it up.
But, I've vowed to learn from my mistakes, I'm not going to give it all away.
But, I'll give you everything I own, just promise me I wont die alone. Isn't that what life is all about?

Then I woke up from a dream that I swore I had before and I saw you; none of that made sense to me, but I was happy. I could feel it shaking all of my bones
And now I remember why I came, I'm not going let this get away.
But, I'll give you everything I own, just promise me I wont die alone
Isn't this what life is all about?

I'm home now and I will hold you close like I did when I was young. I wont let you go.
It's clear now as I go outside, the sun burns my eyes but I feel safe. They can't take me away.
Track Name: Maker's Mark
You and I, we walk around in the palm of this city with our ears to the ground. We've spent most nights, feeling alright; bottles glued to our hands with fire burning over water that covered our bodies. We were out of our minds
I'm still out of my mind and i wouldn't change a thing
i wouldn't change a thing

And this is where i get stuck-
I can't picture life getting any better
And then i fell in love and you fell in love
You and I, we still click
We'll stick together
And i will visit you in your new home just to crash on your couch
and when you feel alone, you wont be alone

You and I and all of our friends
We'll stick together
You and I and all of our friends

The first sign of spring took us to the lakeside drunk off sunshine
Well, you stripped down and took a dip while I stayed dry with distance on my mind; it's still on my mind. But, It will be gone soon

Well, I stayed up too late and dressed like a fool in this starry weather. We darkly wandered further into Albany and into the night. I couldn't feel right without a fight that took us home into the daytime and what a day it was.
But it will be gone soon
And when you feel alone, you wont be alone
I wouldn't change a thing

You and I and all of our friends
We'll stick together
And we'll walk around in the palm of this city
Track Name: Cool Dad
He could work at a school teaching kids how to be cool and He'd wear cool sunglasses and be late for all of his classes
'Cause he works at a school teaching kids how to be cool and he wears cool sunglasses and he's late for all of his classes
He's just super cool
A cool dad