Golden Hill

by The Roof Beam Carpenters

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GOLDEN HILL is a neighborhood in the heart of San Diego. It's also a collection of songs by a band from Los Angeles.

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released June 26, 2014

produced by justin glasco & jon titterington

all songs by jon titterington (use your allusion/bmi)
except track 2 by jon titterington & justin glasco (mid mitten music/bmi)

jon titterington: vocals, keys
justin glasco: drums, programming, keys, percussion, bgvs
brandon walters: guitars, lap steel
daniel rhine: bass, baritone guitar, bgvs
phil krohnengold: guitar, keys

recorded & mixed by justin glasco in highland park, ca
additional mixing by eric robinson
mastering by hans dekline

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The Roof Beam Carpenters Los Angeles, California

THE ROOF BEAM CARPENTERS were formed in Los Angeles in 2011.

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Track Name: The Well
in the afternoon
oh the sun peeks through this quiet room
and i think of you

i keep going back to the well
i keep going back to the well
back to golden hill
i keep going back to the well
i keep going back to what i dwell
what i dwell and dwell on

getting over you i wrote a song or two
or three or four or five or six or more

i keep going back to the well
i keep going back to the well
back to golden hill
i keep going back to the well
i keep going back to what i dwell
what i dwell and dwell on

i climb golden hill
Track Name: Make Me A Stone
in the middle of the night a light wakes you, she's calling your phone
underneath a pile of clothes it glows, trembles, steadily groans
the ceiling is a kaleidoscope focusing

you don't have to feel a thing if you don't want to feel a thing
if you don't want to feel anything if you don't want to feel

if you don't return her calls at all, soon boy you'll be alone
now every single day you pray 'please god make me a stone'
the ceiling is a slide carousel focusing

you don't have to feel a thing if you don't want to feel anything
if you don't want to feel anything if you don't want to feel

if you don’t return her calls at all, soon boy you’ll be alone
Track Name: College Ave
the sunrise hits her in the face
there are no drapes inside the huge half-finished house
she rents with 5 or 6 roommates or is it 8?
sometimes its hard to keep it straight

she lives by san diego state
she has no reason left to stay

office lights illuminate her face
she comes in late through the fire exit
the boss is on a coffee break that's lasted several years
playing desktop video games

she lives by san diego state
she has no reason left to stay
she dreams of moving to LA

in one more day she'll be twenty-eight

headlights illuminate her face
she makes her way to a north park party
bros with forties and duct tape
another drinking game with a really stupid name

she lives by san diego state
she has no reason left to stay
she dreams of moving to LA
she dreams of moving to LA
Track Name: Back Bar
every five years california burns
the desert brings wildfire across the san diego county line
the desert brings wildfire to the heart of san diego county

this town is dead to me tonight
i never want to come back here
i've had enough of her tonight
huddled in the back bar

every five months i play with joel's band
i pack my car and make the drive across the san diego county line
i pack my car and make the drive to the heart of san diego county

this town is dead to me tonight
i never want to come back here
i've had enough of her tonight
huddled in the back bar

everything will burn away one day

this town is dead to me tonight
i never want to come back here
i've had enough of her tonight
huddled in the back bar
Track Name: Golden Hill
are you happy now, nearly six months to the day i left golden hill?
i suspect you never felt at home while i was there
the streets shine brighter without me
the streets shine brighter without me

i saw the hillside
glimmering in the sunlight
glimmering in the sunlight as i drove away
when you walk outside wandering in the sunlight
do you feel anything except a sunny day?

i was nursing a beer with a handful of your friends
back in golden hill
and you seemed pissed
like someone in the room did not belong
you laugh much harder without me
you laugh much harder without me

are you happy now, nearly six months to the day i left?
Track Name: San Fernando
it's late
i'm thinking of something that connie used to say
i swear that i can hear it when the railroad runs
outside my window where san fernando hums

it's late
i'm thinking of something that connie used to say
i swear that i can hear it when the dryer runs
outside my window i hear the lost boys drunk

when i was medicated
i took her advice when i was medicated
Track Name: Pershing Drive
rolling the window down i sigh
i'm exiting interstate five
balboa, north park, normal heights, are crowding around me
the city’s alive

every time i see the sign that leads to pershing drive
it is whispering to me
and every time i wander down to hamilton's at night
oh it is whispering to me now
'stay awhile'

a lover a neighborhood combine over time
the boundaries bleed
and echoes of happiness and loss
anthropomorphize the buildings and streets

every time i see the sign that leads to pershing drive
it is whispering to me
and every time i wander down to hamilton's at night
oh it is whispering to me now

but sometimes it shouts so loud
when i'm wide awake on a fold out couch
Track Name: Call It A Night
posted up on the east side
you ever thought about the feature film by the spice girls and how it holds up now?
well if you like dumb dance moves i think i know a few
getting weird in the front bar
i think i'm in love with you

by the way i can’t look away
you say you say 'let's call it a night'
you’re too pretty to be out this late
hey i'm afraid i can't concentrate
you say you say you say 'lets call it a night'

get billy joel on the jukebox and piss the bar flies off
scenes from an italian restaurant: that shit's like nine hours long
and if you like dumb pop songs i think i wrote a few
let's get weird in the front bar
i'm so in love with you

by the way i ran out of change
you say you say 'let's call it a night'
you’re too pretty to be out this late
hey i'm afraid i can't walk straight
you say you say you say you say

'call it a night, let's call it a night'

by the way you just touched my leg
you say you say 'let's call it a night'
you're so pretty when you're lit this way
and i'm afraid i can't think straight
you say you say you say 'let's call it a night'
Track Name: Old Coronado
you say some girls they go for the ocean
you say some girls they go for the moon
oh my darling you belong to the ocean
but the only one i'm longing for is you

take a ride down to old coronado
there the salt air it'll make you swoon
oh my darling you belong to the ocean
but the only one i'm longing for is you

moon and sea have gravities
that pull each other constantly
from miles and miles away
like lovers long estranged

hollywood is a hell of a city
where the skyline stretches far from view
but my darling i can't see the ocean
the movie stars and cocktail bars oh none of it will do
oh the only one i'm longing for is you
oh the only one i'm longing for is you