God of the Grid

by Damon Smith

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Indielover This album is haunting and beautiful. I love the way the artist incorporated classical violin and other instruments, along with stunning vocals and poetic lyrics that reflect the times we live in. Can't stop listening! Favorite track: God of the Grid.
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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
2.
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
3.
Domino 04:14
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
4.
Someone New 02:15
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Only Love 03:19
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
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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)
10.
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}
11.
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
12.
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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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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Damon Smith New York, New York

"Excited for whatever he has next." - NPR's Here and Now.

Email me at damonsmithmusic@gmail.com

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