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Calico refers to hoods worn by prisoners in the days of old when put into solitary confinement. It represents hiding your feelings and problems in the attempt to forget about them instead of facing them head on.


Jesus, I'm no good in a fight
I make a point, take it back, shrink away like a dying light
You call my bluff and I am thrown
Now you're going off about all the time I've blown
Just kicking back with my ego

You're going to get in my head
I'm going to wrestle to restrain every throw away comment you make
You hate to say I told you so
Nevertheless you'll say it just to tally up the score
One million and 0

One million and 0
One million and 0

I don't want to open those gates
Don't want to recall every word, every turn, every single mistake
They're neither friends nor are they foe
They're nothing to me but memories I banished long ago
In hoods of Calico

In hoods of Calico
In hoods of Calico
In hoods of Calico
In hoods of Calico


from Calico, released May 30, 2017
Guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, preformed by James M Carson
Drums performed by Matt Peters
All music and lyrics written and arranged by James M Carson
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Joe Rhead



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James M Carson Manchester, UK

Not unlike music from the hills of 70s Laurel Canyon, Carson's songs evoke shadows of simpler times when the quest for melody was king. James has been influenced by the melodic melancholy and intimate lyricism of singer songwriters like Neil Young and Elliott Smith, but equally entranced by the power pop hooks of bands such as Teenage Fanclub as well as their grunge admirers, Nirvana. ... more

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