sadness eternal.

by the sleeping bag

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about

for antyuan, may these songs find you wherever you may be.

this album/story is dedicated to matt wise, josiah dixon, and trey anderson. without your inspiration and love this album wouldn't be possible.

thank you trey anderson for being straight with me. an honest opinion is the best gift a friend can give and if it wasn't for that well i don't know, nor do i want to know what our individual musical careers would sound like. i owe most of my musicianship to you for basically teaching me how to play guitar again. i can't thank you enough bro, love ya. you showed me what its like to live again. if it weren't for you i would be the boring fat kid who sits in his house and plays video games all day, and contrary to popular belief, im not. you taught me guitar when no one could, you showed me good music when everyone was listening to shit, i showed you good music when everyone was listening to shit, you showed me skateboard tricks, video game glitches, and life lessons. im excited to see where we go in this life and even more excited that i get to explore it with you.

thank you josiah dixon for all your love and support and wonderful imaginary triangle playing. you and trey are the two best brothers i never had and i love ya both lots. i'll never forget english and health class with you. or the time i made fun of the kid who was stoned in brinley's and brinley made me do stand up comedy in front of the class for talking out of line. or the time you elbowed avery in the nuts and almost made him puke. or the time your dog got p*ss and sh*t all over me. i could go on and on for hours but the point is that when sydney davenport texted me and asked if i knew you and i said yes and then she told me your brother had just killed himself, i felt this deep sharp pain hit me right in the gut. i just wanted to hug you so bad in that moment, i just wanted to run to your house and tell you everything's gonna be okay. and even though he's gone you will always have your stories to tell me. like your memories of playing xbox with him and your mom. or the time he thought he could clean your ears out and ended up stabbing you in the ear. or the time he went to panama. i miss him too man and he will always live on in our memories and this record is for you and him.

thank you matt wise for opening my eyes. you made me realize (this is all rhyming) that i do have people who care about what i do. that my music does effect people. you my friend have shown me to never give up. to fight for music; to never stop. thanks to your gracious words i now make time for the music i know is making an impact on some and that is something i will never be able to repay you for.

also, before I start, thank you michael stewart for the being best worst bassist ever and a super rad popcorn maker / ticket tearer. thank you, autumn yates aka winter gates for all the late night philosophical text messages that we seem to share a common interest in and all the hilarious stoned texts.

special thanks to nellie mcgorty for all the 3rd period makeovers, my neighbors for putting up with my bs, connor for the smashing pumpkins case, gilbert for being a goat, shannon for being the memelord, the other connor for all the keyboard goofin we did, jerry b walker for the video game club after school on wednesdays [2:30-3:30], huge thanks to all the love from groups/places like the SRL network in london, we have a bevin problem foundation, the tin roof, louie louie's in jtown, spinelli's, bearno's, guestroom records [they carry all our stuff], and now another huge thanks to these local bands: street rat, ringer, ksp, kim pine, miracle drug, wax fang, pissed on, white reaper, boner city for their sick mummies covers, and especially uncle joe for the contributions to this project, which would be nonexistent without him.

ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, aquamen and aquawomen, i give you... sadness eternal.

this record wouldn't be possible if it wasn't for all the people/foundations/restaurants/venues/stores. thanks so much to this amazing city and it's amazing people.

love ya memaw, poppy, joe, dad and mom this ones for you too!

credits

released October 31, 2016

doug campbell - bass/guitar/vocals.
produced by haskel campbell, trey anderson, joe campbell, josiah dixon.
engineered by doug campbell, josiah dixon, and trey anderson.
mixed/mastered by doug campbell and haskel campbell.

illustration by alex tompkins.

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Track Name: a sad life
let your hair down and forget to breathe. just believe. im not here to patronize you or make you anything youre not. no im not. you dont have to be strong anymore. just let go. ill be there when you need me you know. now everything smells like gas and the cars all twisted up. and i cant see anything except for you. you dont have to be strong anymore. just let go. ill be there when you need me you know. these days im either trapped between love and hate or just hate. and i cant feel anything except for you. you dont have to be strong anymore. just let go. ill be there when you need me you know. shes got these pictures on her dashboard from senior year and shes crying laughing as we drive home but i see right through those tears. i see right through those tears. now everything smells like gas and the cars all twisted up. and i cant see anything except for you. you dont have to be strong anymore just let go. ill be here when you need me you know. im not here to antagonize or make you anything youre not. no im not. you dont have to be strong anymore. just let go. ill be there when you need me you know. now everything smells like gas and the cars all twisted up and i cant see anything. i cant feel anything. except for you. except for you. except for you. except for you.