Every Christmas, Tio Harold always asks for a dolphin calendar, and my mom makes sure that every year, he gets one. He has a strong fascination for dolphins and is obsessed with watching shows on the discovery channel and animal planet.
It’s that time of year again
All the presents are under the tree
All the gifts are wrapped again
as you’re muttering patiently,
“All I want’s a calendar,
A dolphin calendar just for me.”
All year you watch Animal Planet
or the Discovery Channel.
You learn about the aquatic life.
Do you think about how it feels
to spend hours submerged
beneath the surface with no signs of drowning?
You’ll say in your mind
The days are merging seamlessly
You feel stuck in time again
How can clocks tick listlessly?
The arms are still and silent.
It must feel nice to be just like a
dolphin jumping high above the sea
that’s not you, it can be
That’s not you but boy, it can be.
released September 8, 2017
Chris Lee-Rodriguez – Guitar, Vocals, Melodica
Dylan Zobel – Bass, Vocals
Zach Sandel – Drums
Adriana Lee – Vocals
Recorded and Mixed by Chris Teti at Silver Bullet Studios
Mastered by Dan Coustant at Sun Room Audio
a beautiful record that brought me through literally the worst moments of my entire life. while dealing with entirely different situations, this album helped me see the other side of the things I was going through. the blame, the pain, the destruction, all brought on by the actions of one broken human, unto his friends and family. it made me realize the importance of life and how people care about me. it helped me realize I don't need some girl to be whole and happy. fuck that. I need the people that really love me. my own actions could hurt so many others. thank you christian, thank you the hotelier. we love you more than we can explain and we miss you. there are people out there right now, alive, who might not be if this record didn't exist. your music has saved people. it certainly helped save me.