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Well I have nothing to tell you
that is I have no advice to give
and when I cross that line I'll ask you
only that you would forgive
cause I'm a kind of Captain Ahab
I've leveraged everything I own
just to sail into the open
for a chance to find my way back home,

but not alone
cause you can't go by yourself
and just hope all will turn out well

I once was scared of my footsteps
whenever I heard them in the hall
they lead me daily to the shower
and lead me straight out through the wall
and you know it tends to make me upset
whenever I look a bit to close
at that scar upon my forehead
and the fracture of my nose

years ago
it came as a collision
which left me maimed and slow
in a way that I don't yet fully know

We left the dock after the sunset
cause I feel safest in the night
and I've gone through all this trouble
but still the coordinates aren't right
cause there's no place called "Greetings! California"
Perhaps this postcard's not a map
so for now our sailing is our pacing
until my memory comes back of what I lack
and why it's been so clear
that we cannot stay here
and simply get along

So if you see us in the moonlight
a silhouette against the stars
you may guess that we are lost here
but you'll never guess how right you are
but our navigator knows this
and he knows he's not getting paid
until we reach our destination
so for now he's going through all the names

from Z to A.

And back, until he finds,
a place held common in our minds,
and so he plots a course

So now I thank you for your attention
and that you've stayed on through the end
and if you did and didn't fear us
well then I'd gladly call you friend
Because many are our number
and an invitation stands to all
to forgo hope in small adjustments
for the sake of a total overhaul

the rain still falls
as this ark upon the waves
counts out the forty days


from Beyond the Word, released June 15, 2012
Chris Campanelli - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar,
Paul Curreri - Electric Guitar
Juliana Daugherty - Vocals
Ryan Calonder - Trumpet
Jonathan Mills - Bass
Todd Wellons - Drums
Matty Metcalfe - Piano, Accordion



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Camp Christopher Charlottesville, Virginia

Over a year after recording the first note, Camp Christopher is proud to formally announce the completion of it's first album, Beyond the Word. The recordings began with Paul Curreri's veteran hand at the helm, and were later completed at Jeff Romano's Jimmydog Studios. The result is a well honed set of songs that are deeply personal, restless, and permeated with a sense of resolute joy. ... more

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