welp.

by Cameron Lew

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about

"welp." is Cameron Lew's first solo album. 11 tracks influenced heavily on whatever band he was into at that time.

Recorded in a DIY studio (aka bedroom). Shoutout to Logic X and Waves for doing magic.

"This is pretty damn good man" -Dan Konopka (for the track, "Picture Show")

credits

released May 23, 2015

Written, Recorded and Produced by Cameron Lew

Featuring Anthony Grisham on "Goodnight"

Special thanks to all my friends and family for being so supportive. I couldn't have done it without your help.

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Gear and Instruments (for the nerds):
Fender Telecaster, Jaguar bass, acoustic guitar
Squier Jazz bass
Hofner B bass
Gretsch Jet, Bo Diddley
Banjo
Mandolin
Melodica
Upright Bass
Fender Blues Jr.
Gallien Krueger bass head
Audiobox
Zoom h4n
Blue Spark
SM57
Some cheap AKG Condensor
Rode NT1
A really crappy mic from the 80s
A really crappy drumset

Recorded, mixed and mastered in Logic X

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"Hey Mr. Lox, Did you see the man, see the man drown?"

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Cameron Lew California

Cameron is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter/producer from Huntington Beach, CA.

You might know him from the band Yorktown Lads. Here you can check out some of his solo work.

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Track Name: Adieu
I packed my bags, I'm out the door
Not sure what I've got next in store
I see you looking through your window pane
My time is up no no need to explain
I'd like to stay, but there must be more

Will you remember us next June?
Don't stay a stranger, write me soon
I know we both got lost a lot
With all the bickering and times we fought
You sent me on my way, now I'll close the show

And now I did what I do best
I folded my cards too soon
But maybe one day, I can hang with you

I wanted to be the one for you
But people on the sidewalk knew what's new
But it's funny how things work out
The next door opens and I'll check it out
The time was stabbed, so I bid you adieu, adieu, adieu, adieu

I now I did what I do best
I returned my city key
But maybe one day, you'll hang with me

And now I did what I do best
I folded my cards too soon
But maybe one day, I can hang with you
I now I did what I do best
I returned my city key
But maybe one day, you'll hang with me
Track Name: White Wall
How would you be?
Up on the silver screen?

Passin' by on the corner of Avenue
Catch my eye but I know that there's nothing new

It's understood the description above my head
Blank white wall only tinted that blue and red

What would you see
If you grabbed tea with me

Borrowed something that I know you can't live without
From 1960 gathering dust up upon my shelf

Though it seems like these burdens I hold are led
Blank white wall only tinted that blue and red
Track Name: Season 4
What I wanna know is
What's hiding your face?
What I wanna know is
What life do you chase?
No store bought efforts
Can steal your embrace
So joyful, yet deadpan
You cannot erase

I wouldn't wanna see you go
And end all of my TV shows
Reruns will never be a bore

You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4

It's so good to see you
Haven't moved on
Your quick wits and remarks
Give you your charm
The lights they are burning
Your insecure grin
You would love to hide it
But that'd be a sin

I wouldn't wanna see you go
And end all of my TV shows
Reruns will never be a bore

You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4
You've got me stuck in season 4
Track Name: Change
Why does everything have to end?
Friends leave but then again I,
Notice that you're just standing there
Crowds gone, and you don't care
And now I was blind to see
And I was deaf to hear
And I was lame to walk
Away from there

Why does everything have to change?
Life's gone and rearranged and I
Wish I could just hold your hand
See the stars or see a band but I,
I was was blind to see
And I was deaf to hear
And I was lame to walk
Away from there
Track Name: Picture Show
I don't know, I don't know if I ever wanted to be near
Be near the things that make my head feel this way
But you, you have, you have been lurking right behind my back
Go back, I'd like to take a step or two away from here

And I don't know what feeling's missing
from our picture show
But you know that I'd love to help you
Despite the answer's no

That day, this day, those days have up and left or so I thought
I thought, my head was screwed in straight until I hit your floor
(wanting more)
It's just, It's just, there's something I can't put a pin on it
On it...

And I don't know why I keep walking
to see your picture show
But you know that I'd love to help you
Despite the answer's no
Track Name: Antique Mall
I’ve seen rain
I’ve seen it fall
I’ve seen everything in that antique mall oh oh oh
But I haven’t seen you since.

Thought I knew
What I had
But everything seems to spoil or go bad oh oh
I know, about my luck

Third time came
But it ain't no charm
Started just like other ones
Might start to doubt when the people say
That the time that the time will come

Why’s it you
That I chase?
You seem to cause this rip in time and space whoa oh oh
But I want to know your ways

We don’t talk much
Ain’t that strange
I'm only hoping that could change some day whoa oh oh
But I, haven’t much to say

Third time came
But it ain't no charm
Just started like other ones
Might start to doubt when the people say
That the time that the time will come
Track Name: Shouldn't Have
I wanna see you 'round again
I hope you're doin' well my friend
Returned my plea in the afternoon
I hope you're doing swell
Just checkin' into your sunlit room
For you I shouldn't have fell

You play your song on repeat
It makes me think of what we could be
Gotta send back the thing you lend
I hope you didn't mind
Maybe one day I'll give it back
If I finally decide...
Track Name: Goodnight
Something clicked inside my head
Something snapped from that sentence you said
Blinded by the light so bright that you shed
Oh, it's time to say goodnight

Somethings gone, there's a hole in my brain
Never felt so close to Citizen Kane
It's good to see you're losing at your own game
So, it's time to say goodnight

Cuz since you chose to be unkind
Then I won't be dreaming this time
This was a tough one since you made me blind
So I'll say goodbye, and goodnight

My records hiss but at least they stay clean
A dirty mess you'll find it oh so pristine
I guess things really were as bad as they seem
So It's best to say Goodnight

I ain't the same when I hear your song
The look you gave me made me want to hold on
But now I see why she told me you're wrong
So, I guess I'll say goodnight

Cuz since you chose to be unkind
Then I won't be dreaming this time
This was a tough one since you made me blind
So I'll say goodbye, and goodnight

This was a tough one since you made me blind
So I'll say 再見,
I'll say Au revoir
I'll say goodbye
And goodnight
Track Name: Always Sung
I want this thing to end
All bottled up inside
Never felt so real again
This thing I cannot hide

Came once and went so long
Oh how it felt so real
My speech has been prolonged
By the way you make me feel

But if you were to sing with me
In a way would make it last
With that song the you've always sung
Would throw away my past

So sad your song has left
My ears shall never hear
But please think back and try your best
To bring back its cheer

But if you were to sing with me
In a way would make it last
With that song the you've always sung
Track Name: Girl! You'll Leave Your Mark
Hello my dear! How are you today?
The old sun is shining bright
And the way the rays fall upon your dress
You make me feel very light
A good ol' drive around the bend or two
Or say, a stroll around the central park
Whether rain or shine in your own hometown
I say girl! You'll leave your mark

The two of us would make a real swell team
If you'd lend me your hand
Oh my dear! Oh how would it be if I
I was your man!