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released March 25, 2016

Jake Ward: G/V
Marie A. Uhler: D

Recorded at Suburban Home.

Art: Dan Holliday
Design: Mike Turner

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Eureka California is catchy rock and roll from Athens, Ga.

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Track Name: Eureka California's Night In
No dice
Not tonight
No dice
Not tonight
But you’re wearing a shirt all nice
And you’ve already picked your favorite line
You’ve already turned off all the lights
Well you’re going to have to turn them back on
Cause the ground won’t swell beneath your feet
Plates are pulling west
Oh no, they’re pulling east
You’re just a puppet tied to a string
And you don’t have a compass within reach
No dice
Not tonight
No dice
Not tonight
Not tonight
Track Name: Sign My Name With An X
Sign my name with an X
Sign my name with an X
Oh I’ll show you where I hide
Cause I guess you couldn’t guess
Sign my name with an X
Track Name: Another Song About TV
I’m much too slow
For a social animal
And watching the stars inside
The constellations are too hard to recognize
And you want to know why I don’t go out
I’ll tell you why
When I turn on the TV it makes me feel like someone’s home

I’m much too stoned
For a social animal
And watching the stars outside
The constellations aren’t the one’s I’ve come to memorize
And you want to know why I don’t go out
I’ll tell you why
When I turn on the TV it makes me feel like someone’s home
When I turn on the TV there’s static electricity
And me
Track Name: Sober Sister
I’m wearing clothes that I found at the bar
And I’m sobering up in the back of your car
Spending more, more than I got
But I’m just one in the crowd
I’m just one in the lot
Now there’s no one to know
And there’s no one to see
Ain’t it great when you finally give up on the scene?
Everything dies and baby, that’s a fact
Well not everything that dies gets to come back
And I don’t want to drag this out all night
Because I know it will only bore you
But I feel like the only living boy in Athens, Georgia
And it’s so sad that you never got the chance to see
All of the beautiful things you could have seen in me
Just before the start of the season
I would drink them away for no apparent reason
And calling out around the world
I’m getting crazy from the heat
Summer’s here and the time is right
For getting blackout drunk in the street
Track Name: Ghosts
Over my shoulder it went
With no allegiance in mind
And nothing to pledge
Oh, the summer came soft
And put your shadow in place
I’m learning lessons at a criminal pace
I’m learning lessons at a criminal pace
Over my shoulder it goes
Like sinister smiles
All grinning and ghosts
I’d do away with them all
And fight on your team
But I only wish you’d say the same things to me
I only wish you’d say the same things to me
Over my shoulder it ends again
Like your sorry excuse for a backbone my friend
But don’t call it quits
No I’m staying the course
And I’ll roll up my sleeves
I’ll settle the score
Roll up my sleeves and I’ll settle the score
Track Name: Fear and Loathing in the Classic City
What if this is as good as it gets?
What if this is what I get for never reading ahead?
Saturday has melted away
Sunday to Sunday with wax in my place
I’m on a roll with my anchors sinking
I’m in a phone booth listening to the dial tone
I don’t know where to go
So I’m going to take you drinking
I feel like one thing bad mixed with something worse or another
Can’t find the words to say
But I’m still glad you came
I’ve been wasting away to the sounds of the Modern Lovers
And if you feel you’ve ever been replaced
I’ll hang my head and cry
Oh I’ve been working a long time
Playing the anthem for the years you simply wasted as a company man
I want to see this through
I want to see real emotion come pouring out of you
And recede back into the sea
Where the American dream can finally die with me
And my liberal arts diploma
I’m 28 to life
I’m dying on the vine
And now I’ve got no time for Eureka California
Track Name: Cobwebs on the Wind
Never said that I’d stay to the end
That was pretend
Oh it was only pretend
And now it looks like it’s really the end
I won’t say ever again
I won’t say never again
When I’m dead you won’t have to pick up the phone
When I’m dead oh you’ll get the whole house to your own
You’ll never spend your nights in arguments
Trade them in for silence
I’m afraid to be afraid again
But it’s always the same and it will never change
When I go
I’ll just be a ghost
And I know you don’t believe in those
Never said that I’d stay to the end
That was pretend
Oh it was only pretend
And now it looks like it’s really the end
I won’t say ever again
I won’t say never again
When I’m dead we won’t celebrate birthdays
No cake, no candles, no wishes made
You’ll never say my name in anger or laughter ever again
I’m afraid to be afraid again
But it’s always the same and it will never change
Track Name: Caffeine
Another morning
Oh another morning
Well I can’t face a single day
Go to bed well before the evening
But I don’t sleep, I just lay awake
Can’t whisper
I won’t shout
And I’ve run out of things to talk about
Feel mislabeled and I feel wasted
And I’ll blame it all on dehydration
Tomorrow morning
Oh tomorrow morning
It’s another day that I can’t face
Go to bed well into the evening
But all my thoughts get caught in the way
Can’t whisper
I won’t shout
And I’ve run out of things to talk about
Feel mislabeled and I feel cheap
And I’ll blame it all on the caffeine
Track Name: Realizing Your Actuality
If you see me on the street
I won’t come out for a week
And if you call me by my name
Oh I may never ever ever come out again
I said that this is my stop
I think I’d like to get off
I’d like to call it quits
I think I’m through with this
Track Name: Everybody Had a Hard Year
Don’t you know who you are by now?
You oughta know who you are by now
Nobody’s waiting in the wings
No one’s going to save you before the last scene
There’s no Arthur Miller
There’s no Carol Reed
And all of your other heroes are with Tennessee Williams
And they’re pushing up weeds
I might see you in better light
And I might see you if the feeling’s right
We can talk as a much as you’d like
Or throw each other out of each others lives
I grew a beard to hide my sins
I spent all of last year lonely and soaked in gin
But I never thought to disappear
Everybody had a hard year
Track Name: I Will Write Mine Over Potomac
The coffee’s gone stale
My nerves are worn
The night grows colder still does the dawn
I’m waiting for hours
Not writing goodbyes
I’m looking at people but not in their eyes
Is this the way the future’s meant to be?
It looks a lot like yesterday to me
But I see potential in steel and concrete
With God and the Devil raging inside of me
I’ll never go back
I’ll never go back again
I’ll never go back
I will write mine over Potomac
The weight of the world and all you have shown it
If these are the moments only we get to keep
I’ll remember them softly just like a dream
And oh my god it turns out you were right
I saw the light gliding right out of sight
With both of my eyes
And there are some fears of mine
That you never can contain
Cause sometimes you just want to go
Where nobody knows your name