The Call

by Odd Owl

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released March 15, 2014

All music by Odd Owl:
Carmen Caruso - lead vocals, keys
Philip Jacobsen - guitar
Stephen Muñoz - bass, backup vocals, ukelele
Adam Wadenius - drums

All songs written by Carmen Caruso & Philip Jacobsen except for The Way home (Caruso) and Way To Go, Apollo (melody by Caruso, Jacobsen, Muñoz, Wadenius; lyrics by Caruso & Jacobsen)

Recorded at Light Rail Studios, SF, CA
Overdubbing and Editing at Little Bird Studios, SF, CA
Producer & Arranger: Carmen Caruso
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Elton Cunniffe
Illustration: Trillian Spencer -
Color & Album Design: Carmen Caruso

Guest Musicians:

Liam McCormick - backup vocals
(New Americans, Way to Go, Apollo, Radioheart, Some People Are Spaceships)

Alex Haager - backup vocals
(New Americans, Way to Go Apollo, Some People Are Spaceships)

Walt Wadenius - Bb trumpet
(Radioheart, Some People Are Spaceships)

Larrie Dastrup - Bb piccolo trumpet
(Some People Are Spaceships)



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Odd Owl San Francisco, California

Odd Owl is an indie group out of San Francisco, CA that started in January 2010. They enjoy creating and crafting interesting pop structures, insightful lyrics, and catchy melodies.

Carmen Caruso - lead vocals, keyboards, programming
Phil Jacobsen - guitar, backup vocals
Adam Wadenius - drums
Tim Switzer - bass
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Track Name: New Americans
Verse 1:
What will you do when the money's gone cold?
What will you do when there's nothing left?
Oo the nation's falling
and you hold it against yourself

What will you do if it doesn't work out?
Foxy money for a rainy day fund
Oo better get a real job
Before you're on the run

You’ve got the call, call, call
You’ve got the call, call, call

Where do we go from here?
Who survives as a New American?
Another dead career
Who survives as a New American?

How do we shake the fear?
Who survives as a New American?
It’s gonna be our year
To survive as a New American

Verse 2:
Should you put a price on dreams?
Would you if you were alone?
Oo the expectations
From others and your own

And what if you take another way out?
Will it fund your happiness too?
Oo when your door closes
How will they think of you?

Track Name: Way To Go, Apollo
On the bus I see people retreat in their heads
Using music to shy away from the world ahead
Sit and wonder if someday that's how they'll listen
To our songs on the bus in the same position

Somehow you trust a river
To flow around the bend
The way it always flows one way in the end
You find your way again

Way to go, Apollo
I know that we'll get better
Take my word for better or worse
And we'll go out together

Verse 2:
There's a burner alight in the back of my head
Kept a vigilant watch as the fire begins to spread
All your fears started clamoring from remission
For a number of years til you're in the same position

Way to go, Apollo
I know that we'll get better
Take my word for better or worse
And we'll go out together
No revisions, just decisions
But it's now or never
Way to go, Apollo
I know that we'll get better
Track Name: The Way Home
Stranded out of gas
One mile from the overpass
Every second that ticks past
Makes me think of you

The rain a-coming down
Wonder how it is in this town
When you’re up you’re up, you’re down you’re down
That’s all there is to do

Doot do do do do doo do
Doot do doo do do do doo do
Doot do do do do doo do
Doot do do do doo do

Doot do do do do doo do
Doot do doo do do do doo do
Doot do do do do doo do
Doot do do do doo do

You came without cost
When I thought everything was lost
There to lend a helping hand
When I became blue

Heroes come and go
With their small armies in tow
The world for all we know
Is something sad and true
It’s so true, so true


The way home has left
Came up short fifty cents
Seems there’s no way outta this mess
Except straight through

And if I get home to you
Tell you what I’m gonna do
Repent for all of my ways
Make it up to you, whoa

Chorus x2
Track Name: Radioheart
Verse 1:
All the people I know are
Faking it through piles of hay
Reminded by a needle why
They're digging in the first place

All the people I know are
Growing up just to grow bored
I can feel my hands and feet
But I don't know who I am anymore

My skin and bones still vibrate from a Radioheart
Drifts in and out won’t always finish what it starts
It doesn’t know how to turn itself off
A Radioheart wants to love and to be loved

Verse 2:
Someone took piles of feathers
Mended them back into wings
Someone waits in the place I
Thought I only made for me

All the people I know how
Happy they would be to see
If all their dreams would want them
With the strength they want their dreams

Track Name: Some People Are Spaceships
Verse 1:
Taking off for outer rim
I know we talked about it
It’s not going to make it any easier
Leaving you like this

But each star born from your mouth
Is burning light years away
And every hint that flickers out
Dances ‘round the room like swordplay

Ooh, now I hear nothing at all
Ooh, now I hear nothing at all

It’s getting so cold in here
The words have frozen to my lips
So I’ll send my thoughts in dots and dashes
Straight to you from my spaceship

If only you’d receive the message
As if you could read my mind
But every reason I invent just
Leaves your answer far behind

Verse 2:
Staring out at constellations
Wondering if I rewrote the cards
Would we be settled in some city
With five kids and a yard

You dove down to black hole in my heart
Stuck around though you always knew
Maybe leaving was letting me take the fall
So you don’t have to


Some people are spaceships
Only fit for big, big spaces
Some people are spaceships
Flying off to distant places