God of the Grid

by Damon Smith

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I worked harder on this than I have ever worked on anything in my entire life, but there is no way it would be possible without the support and encouragement of others. Griffin Jennings spent many hours and days tweaking minute details, mixing and mastering, and helping to make the record become what it is. Claire Bourg, Caroline Kuhn, Tree Palmedo, Russell Holzman, Brendan Jacob Smith, Josh Halpern helped to elevate the music to a place I never imagined with their contributions! Special thanks to those who have performed these songs with me in the past (Jack Gulielmetti, Rex Bennett, Eladio RO Jas, Elise Leavy, Jeremy Savo, Emma Rome Corbin, Joe McGinty, Blythe Gruda, Melissa Weikart, Daphne Gala, Nick Katz, Buddy Greene, Wendy Eisenberg and more) and finally THANK YOU to those who supported me, whether it was by coming out to shows, listening to the music, or helping out on Kickstarter.

NOW CRANK UP THE VOLUME AND ZONE OUT!

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released March 18, 2019

Damon Smith - Vocals, Keyboards, Misc.
Griffin Jennings - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass
Brendan Smith - Vocals
Caroline Kuhn - Vocals
Claire Bourg - Violin, Vocals
Josh Halpern - Cello
Russell Holzman - Drums
Tree Palmedo - Trumpet

Mixed and Mastered by Griffin Jennings

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Track Name: God of the Grid
How many internet tributes is my whole life worth
How many good impressions will I make before I leave the earth
How many lovers will I have before I’m one with dirt
Tell me
God of the grid resolve my hurt

If there’s a heaven over the sky can it be seen?
Will we look down at all the people looking down at all their screens?
Or will there just be a profile left for my kids to search?
Tell me
God of the grid resolve my hurt
God of the grid resolve my hurt

How many internet tributes is my whole life
How many good impressions will I make before I leave the earth
How many lovers will I have before I’m one with dirt
Tell me
God of the grid resolve my hurt
God of the grid resolve my hurt
Track Name: Eyelid Screen
When I looked down I saw my heart was bleeding on the floor
You were staring at me like you’ve seen it all before
Then you turned and left me on my own
I will patch it up if you come home

Pretty soon I fell into a dream
Saw your face flash on my eyelid screen
When the dream was over you were gone
If you don’t come back I won’t live on
Track Name: Domino
It only takes one domino to bring forth the fall
So when you knocked it over girl, you overthrew them all
I am helpless, as I watch it fall apart
See their slow demise like it's a work of art
No choice now but to go back to start

It only takes two words to bring me back to square one
So when you say "it's over," I hope you know what you've begun
I am helpless, as I start to fall apart
see my slow demise like it's a work of art

Honey you're my domino
Track Name: Someone New
I have a problem I will always love you regardless
I’m done telling lies and I’m through being careless and charmless
One day I’ll manage to pull myself out of this darkness
Cus though I may help you, I still can’t pretend that I’m harmless

Didn’t know what to do when you asked me to be someone new
Didn’t know what to do when you asked me to be someone new
Wish I knew what to do when you ask me to be someone new
Now I know what to do when you ask me to be someone new
Track Name: Leave Behind a Trail
Tired masters , dying slow
They made spent their lives neglecting wives
Their legacy is ink and pen
They changed the world, they will again
They leave behind a book
Leave behind a book
Leave behind a book
It’s all that’s left it’s all that’s left
To look at when they’re gone

Find me in the tower of song
I’ve been up here way too long
I’m writing till I right my wrongs
I’ll never stop till I drop
I’ll leave behind a song
Leave behind s song
Leave behind a song
It’s all that’s left it’s all that’s left
To listen when I’m gone

All the spirits who turned out right
Have made their way towards the light
They’re leaving tunnels and they just might
Save your life save your life
They leave behind a trail
Leave behind a trail
Leave behind a trail
It’s all that’s left
It’s all that’s left
To follow when they’re gone
Track Name: Days of Stars and Wine
I lay in bed at night awake
Convincing myself our love wasn’t fake
Remember those days of stars and wine
But still I can’t get you on the line

Hope I see your face again
Or I swear this is the end
Since the day that you decided you should go
I’ve been turning into someone I don’t know
You can have what’s left of me
All that’s left to do is greive
Since the day that you decided you should leave
When I look at my reflection it’s not me

Every night I see you face
It sends me to that sacred place
I left my soul and spirit there
The present is much too hard to bear

The flow of time is much too fast
Can’t you see your lifetime moving past
And I love you, and I hope that I see you again
Those days of wine are in the past
But I still feel like it was meant to last
And I love you, and I hope that I see you again
Yes I love you, and I hope that I see you again
Track Name: Only Love
Sweet little girl my heart is your command
Come rip it out and hold it in your hand
Beat it and claw it until you’ve had enough
Promise me one day I’ll be your only love

When the smoke clears you’ll find me on the curb
Dead in the dust while you are undisturbed
You must have fallen from golden skies above
Maybe one day I can be your only love

Demons and Ghosts spit at me as I fall
You don’t care at all

Looks like the dogs are on the prowl again
Snarling and claiming that they’re just your friend
I don’t like violence I don’t like to get tough
Promise me one day I’ll be your only love
Track Name: So Long, John
Oh John remember the time
You gave me a taste of your seven dollar wine
The first time I got shitfaced you found me on the lawn
my guts were out all over the place

I was only 13
Got vomit on my purple jeans
You left me there

Oh John those winters in your room
Writing songs among the cold suburban gloom
The memory sticks in my mind
Singing tunes among the seven dollar bottles of wine

I was only 15
Smoking clouds of purple green
I looked up to you

Oh John look what have you done
I found you rotting in the hot suburban sun
Just like the first time I got shitfaced
Your guts were on the ground a smile painted over your face

You were only 19
I still don’t know what it means but I miss you
So long, John
I miss you (So long, John)
Track Name: I Was Made for These Times
Daddy’s got a new gun
Mama’s got a new face
It’s fine I don’t mind
I find I was made for these times

Brother states at the screen
Till his eyes start to bleed
It’s fine I know I’m fine I find
I was made for these times

Words get harder to say
Sun gets closer each day
It’s fine I’m inside I find
I was made for these times

{Ativan, lead me through these darkened fields}
Track Name: God of the Grid (Reprise)
How many internet tributes is my whole life worth
How many good impressions will I make before I leave the earth
How many lovers will I have before I’m one with dirt
Tell me
God of the grid resolve my hurt
God of the grid resolve my hurt
Track Name: The Columns and the Lines
The Columns and the Lines

{the places that you used to go are just ghost towns now that you are all alone
A cloud of sin is closing in watch it wrap you body in its deadly skin
Nothing fills the void that she one occupied so let it float away from you
No one needs to dwell on what she put you through enjoy the time until your end
And know that I say this statement as a friend: You won’t see her face again
The images that saved your life are just ashes blowing through the grid
Beneath the waves you spiral down but there’s a thought that keeps you smiling as you down}

When I was a child I was scared to go outside
Now I get the feeling that there’s no place left to hide
His eyes are watching every step I take
His hands are shaping every move I make
I can’t believe I let you get away
And now I’m stuck here waiting for the day
I was sent an angel and she left me here to fade away
Now that I am older I have so much more to prove
But when I’m in the spotlight it gets hard for me to move
I know I found an answer in your eyes
But there’s no need to hide in this disguise
I can’t believe I let you get away
And now I’m stuck here waiting for the day
I was sent an angel and she left me here to fade away

And if you’re lost inside the Columns and the lines you’ll be alright
Just look into my bright eyes baby
I finally realized the god of the grid is wearing a disguise
The same one you’ve been wearing lately
And if you’re lost inside the Columns and the lines you’ll be alright
Just look into my bright eyes baby
I finally realized the god of the grid is wearing a disguise
The same one you’ve been wearing lately
So long, you’re gone
I’m gonna miss you
So long, you’re gone
I’m gonna miss you
So long, you’re gone
I’m gonna miss you
So long, you’re gone
I’m gonna miss you my Domino

{See you soon!}

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