Simulacrum

by westwork

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released August 21, 2014

Joshua Camp: vocals, guitars, bass, piano, accordion, organ, synthesizers, banjo, percussion, drum programming, bagalama, tape effects.

All songs copyright Joshua Douglas Camp BMI, Calle Del Campos Publishing BMI

Dorsal Fin Records 003

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westwork New York

Westwork is the solo songwriting project of Brooklyn-based composer and performer, Joshua Douglas Camp. He is also co-founder of the bands One Ring Zero and Chicha Libre.

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Track Name: Afraid Of Flying
I’ve always been afraid of flying
even though it’s safer than driving
I mean, what are the odds?
What are the odds?

But every time there’s a plane that goes down
it’s on the radio and TV
I try to turn it off and forget
but it’s there in my head now.

Ground,
I want the ground
get me out of this metal tomb

Drive,
I want to drive
I don’t care how many hours, days, or weeks
just let me get there in my own way.
Track Name: Half Believing
see the man raising up his arms
see the man raising up his arms
face the wall and he won’t be harmed
stop half believing

greet the day with a heavy heart
greet the day with a heavy heart
colors seem to be falling apart
stop half believing

stop half believing
you have been chosen
stop half believing
a sign is coming
only revealing an open-ended dying day

head of state will take up the call
head of state will take up the call
people below will take the fall


love and arms they will fade away
love and arms they will fade away
the king stumbles as he kneels to pray
stop half believing
Track Name: Hope Is On Its Way
You, under darkness’ sway
Hope is on its way.
No carriage or iron horse
will blow it off course .

Against your will you’ll go,
terrible things, you’ll know
captured, you’ll pray for the end of your life
as questions are put to the knife
-questions are put to the knife


How we gonna get out of here?
I can’t survive another year.
Fires on the hillside burn like the midday sun.


How I’m a gonna get out of here?
My mind is a land mine, hands turn the wheel
Fires on the hillside burn like the midday sun.

You, under darkness’ sway
Hope is on its way.
No carriage or iron horse
will blow it off course .
Track Name: I Love It Here (You're Wonderful)
Everything was in dark in there
every one turned away
much too busy with our cares
never any time to play

but then you lit our heads on fire
with the words you came to say,
and you said:

‘Aaah! I love it here! You’re wonderful, you’re wonderful’

Now the streets are full of people dancing their hearts away
now there’s lots of happy faces
and it’s all because of the words you said,
and you said:


‘Aaah ! I love it here! You’re wonderful, you’re wonderful’

And it went straight to my heart
And it went straight to my heart
and it went straight
straight
straight
straight


‘I love it here! You’re wonderful, you’re wonderful’
Track Name: Different Pages
We were swept into
the idea
that we would last the ages
oh no
we were on different pages

The sun will always rise
and I’ll stay paralyzed
in the same places
Too bad
we were on different pages

And it won’t get better than this
no it won’t get better than this

There are moments when I have
to remember to keep breathing
remember to keep thinking
put one foot in front of the other
but remembering is one thing I do well

Love doesn’t fall apart
just gradually drifts away in stages
it’s too bad
we were on different pages
Track Name: Famous In Gomorrah
Slow, I walk
the air is thick and full-
ants suspended in amber

a hazy flow to every word you say
I slide down in hopes of an answer

Everyone here is bracing for the storm
Everyone here is a dancer

A hazy show of half-hearted lies,
Fools paradise,
How you flatter

Save us, save us, save us ,for dinner

So I caught
The meaning anyway
In between the bourbon and ginger

A crazy show of half-stolen hands,
known contraband,
The words linger:

‘you're famous, famous, famous
In Gomorrah’
Track Name: Love: Interstitial Two
I’m
in the way
of my own shadow.
of my own shadow.

the falling leaves,
the bothered branches-
it’s my disease,
don’t you catch it.


I rang the bell, I knocked on the door.
Nobody told me you don’t live here anymore.
Track Name: Let's Begin
love.
can it stand
to be lead by the hand, or by the head?
something I read, something I read.

love.
beyond a doubt,
will not suffer to be figured out or taken in
oh let’s begin, oh let’s begin

love,
is not a plan,
or a river to be dammed or siphoned off
we’re getting lost, we’re getting lost

there’re days when I contemplate a lifetime lived alone
there’re times when I want to run into that Great Unknown

love.
is a fall,
above every human law that’s in the book
it’s in my look, it’s in my look.

there’re days when I contemplate a lifetime lived alone
there’re times when I want to run into that Great Unknown

love.
sink or swim,
an evening hymn or a silly whim, I guess I’m caught
you’re in my thoughts, you’re in my thoughts




I stand on the edge and it looks a long way down
From here but I can’t know for sure how far’s the ground
I stand on the edge and it looks a long way down
From here but I can’t know for sure how far’s the ground
I stand on the edge and it looks a long way down
From here but I can’t know for sure how far’s the ground




love.
beyond a doubt,
will not suffer to be figured out or taken in
oh let’s begin, oh let’s begin
Track Name: Naomi
I forgot to pace myself this summer


Oh Naomi

you’re not the only one

oh Naomi

as long as you’re having fun
Track Name: Love Decays
it’s not love that interests you
it’s more the way that it decays
and there won’t be any damage to see
we’re all in the dark,
we’re looking for some kind of spark

You don’t care about me
only how I’m perceived.
and we could set fire to the company car
let the flames burn on ‘till the last twinkling star


I can’t resist your coffin smile
your open arms of denial
the charms of the night couldn’t hold their own right
to stand near your song, your unmelody of right and wrong
Track Name: Stampede In The Undergrowth
stampede in the undergrowth
but everyone will be alright
many are from broken homes
and haven’t had a decent night
of sleep in awhile
why don’t you rest your head?
someone will steal your favorite lighter

heaven is a starry night
with blankets and a piece of bread
a bottle just for shear delight
no cops to kick us in the head
that look in your eye tells me one thing
I know you’re not long for this world
Track Name: East Of The Moon
Pull up the covers, turn out the light
all that is broken will be put to right.

No word of anger, no fear in your eye
no thought of another to be despised.

Night is so quiet, barely can breathe
you're up in the clouds and down on your knees

Morning will find you by the barrel of a gun
east of the moon, west of the sun.

When you have flown, bells they will chime
forgive us all for all our crimes.