Across the Water

by Caleb Trask

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Across the Water in a format you can touch, feel, and share.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Across the Water via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $5 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
04:48
5.

about

The Across the Water EP is a handful of songs first sung through an apartment window over the mango-lined streets of Brazil. In a moment in time where communication over distance is easier than ever imagined, the songs bend an ear toward the quieter, more fragile thoughts and feelings that don’t quite warrant a call or text.

credits

released June 23, 2017

Chad Richard – vocals, guitar, cavaco
Natalie Nicoles – vocals
Philip Glen – fiddle
Cole Petersen – drums (Rain Rain)
Michael Springs – drums (California Smile)
Jason Richard – guitars (Across the Water)
Tyler Yates – guitars (California Smile)
Eileen O'Neall – cello
Corey Martin – upright bass
Matt Castle – electric bass
Erik Hughes – trombone
Michael Webb – piano

All songs written and arranged by Chad Richard (BMI #00839836192)
Produced by Chad Richard with the help of Cole Petersen, Mark Montgomery, and Jason Richard
Recorded and mixed by Mark Montgomery
Mastered by Mandy Adams at Becker Mastering
All songs (c) Chad Richard 2017

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Caleb Trask Los Angeles, California

Caleb Trask drinks deep from the well of the desert folk-rock traditions of Los Angeles, seeking inspiration also in the wider American musical and literary canon. Fans of California folk rockers from Jackson Browne to Connor Oberst will recognize a tender violence in his sound that puts lyrics at the center.

Trask is currently at work on a full-length record with a projected 2019 release.
... more

contact / help

Contact Caleb Trask

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Across the Water
They say it takes leaving home to find it
And I can’t disagree
But just in case I need to be reminded
I try and tell my family
American’s a state of mind
I only find when I’m across the fence
But it hits hard when there’s no yard
To grill the chicken or the presidents

Take me across the water
One more time

There’s afternoons that I can’t stay here
Nights when I just couldn’t stand to leave
I love the sunshine, love the rain
But tell me, what about that autumn breeze?
And when I say I’m going home
Oh, I don’t know exactly what I mean
But I did what I came here for
It’s time I pack my things again and leave

Take me across the water
One more time

We say that we’ll keep in touch
But we both know what we won’t say is true:
I’ll go my way, you go yours
And in a year I’ll probably think of you
But those are ugly words
And they’re not fit for any kind of good goodbye
It’s easier to hug and say
“We’ll see each other on the other side.”

Take me across the water
One
More
Time
Track Name: California Smile
I thought after seven months
Since the night I flew away
I’d be happier without you
I’d have so much less to say
And though sometimes it’s easy
Other nights I lay in bed
Waiting for the sleep to settle
California in my head.

It was winter when I left you,
and the mountains filled with snow,
When I landed it was summer
Where nothing doesn’t grow,
I learned all about saudades
In language and in heart
But the right pronunciation
Was not the hardest part.

And I know I wanted this,
And I know it’s been awhile
But I still miss your California song,
And your California smile.

Found my way down to the ocean
Let the water kiss my feet
And I floated in the waves there
As the sun began to sleep.
In the current of the water
My mind drifted back to you,
Knowing he was still awake there,
Watching water kiss you too.

And I know I wanted this,
And I know it’s been awhile
But I still miss your California song,
And your California smile.

It’s not easy to remember
I might not be here again,
And I know that things are good now
And they all come to an end.

And I know I wanted this,
And I know it’s been awhile
But I still miss your California song,
And your California smile.
Track Name: You Go Your Way
Anyone can start to write a poem:
“Roses red and dandelions die.”
But another line and you gotta start to rhyme ‘em.
I could finish, but I’d rather learn to fly.
I don’t know where I learned to be a wanderer;
They say I ran before I learned to walk.
And lately I’ve been thinking there’s a reason
We also cry before we learn to talk.

You go your way and I’ll go mine
We won’t notice the passing time
Maybe eventually we will find a way to rhyme but for now
You go your way and I’ll go mine

You said that you needed me to tell you
That I had made my mind up, I was gone.
So in the moonlight driveway I told both of us
That it was best if we’d just move along.
‘Cause baby, we were going through the motions
(It’s easier to think that, anyway).
Our houses, now, are built on different oceans,
And I’m doing what I can to try and stay.

You go your way and I’ll go mine
We won’t notice the passing time
Maybe eventually we will find a way to rhyme but for now
You go your way and I’ll go mine

The third time I lied was like the second:
I said I could get on being friends.
But I don’t think I could stand to see your wedding
Unless I got to kiss you in the end.
There’s not a lot of ways to end the story;
I’m sure I’ll see you somewhere down the line.
The only other ending I can think of:
Won’t you be the little light of mine?

I’ll go your way if you’ll go mine,
And we won’t notice the years go by.
Old together, we’ll have found a way to rhyme—
but for now
You go your way, and I’ll go mine.
Yeah you go your way, and I’ll go mine.
Track Name: Rain Rain
Rain rain, why’d you go away?
I need you more than yesterday.
You left me here with skies so blue,
But I’m withering without you.

Rain rain, I’ve been missing you,
The memories of kissing you,
My dirty face held toward the sky,
You satisfied my lips so dry.
Rain rain, won’t you come around
And meet me on this dusty ground?
I’m thirsty and I’m missing you,
So bring me just a drop or two.

I met you first when I was young
And growing tender toward the sun.
In afternoons you came and played;
We danced around in thunder-shade.
It always hurt to see you go,
But I waited for the wind to blow,
‘Cause I knew you’d be on his tail;
You always were, you never fail.

Can’t help but think how it would be
If you had never come to me
I’d not have grown up half as tall,
I’m bigger now but I’ll harder fall.
I grew up thick and I grew up high,
I didn’t even have to try.
Now I’m standing on these brittle bones;
You left me drying out alone.

Now I’m out of breath my leaves are brown,
The wind it makes a different sound.
But if you don’t ride it back this way,
Come again another day.
Track Name: I Should Know Better (feat. Natalie Nicoles)
I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.
I should know better than to stay the night,
But it’s just what I have planned.
Cause girl I’ve got it, I’ve got it bad,
And you’re more than I can stand.
I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.

I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.
I should know better than to stay the night,
But it’s just what I have planned.
Cause boy I’ve got it, I’ve got it bad,
And you’re more than I can stand.
I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.

I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.
I should know better than to stay the night,
But it’s just what I have planned.
And oh, I’ve got it, I’ve got it bad,
And you’re more than I can stand.
I should know better than to kiss you,
I should know better than to hold your hand.

If you like Caleb Trask, you may also like: