We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Cool Blue Heat

by Wax Moon

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    DOWNLOAD BONUS: just like our first EP "Ready or Not," each download includes a digital liner notes booklet featuring lyrics and never-before-published drawings by the awe-inspiring artist Renee French!
    Purchasable with gift card

      $5 USD  or more


COOL BLUE HEAT In the middle of last Thursday night I drifted all along the quiet streets windows down, seat reclined listening to “Kathy’s Song” on repeat And now I understand these cutting girls the tiny slices that burn so sweet doses of medicine soberly applied to pull out the poison cool blue heat At the ending of my ninth time through the pressure in my chest swelled again I lost control I needed to I turned the music off and headed in No longer active in the culture of my time hiding in the rhyme mining what I can trying to recognize the diamond in the sand the legend on the map before the coming collapse
MY FUTURE CRIME If I had a dime for each of the times I barely avoided the jail I’d have me enough to call every bluff and still have a bankroll to cover the bail I’ll get away with my future crime there won’t be a witness willing to talk except for that guy with the shiftiest eye in every mirror I might come across with nowhere in this world to hide Her defenses were up for so long they got stuck together we eased them down didn’t know at the time I was crossing a line from hero to villain for my future crime Today my love opened her ledger to me and whispered the words “together, forever” I felt the man she believed me to be peeling away, pedal to metal
Always Here 03:33
ALWAYS HERE I tried driving to Utah I tried a Mexican beach I tried a fire watch station on a cold Sierra peak I tried counting great whites on a Farallon’s windward side I tried so hard to leave you behind but you’re always here you’re always here you’re always here with me I tried the heart of Manhattan Times Square on New Year’s Eve I tried walking to Mecca with the pilgrims in a sea of belief I tried the free music festival cheerful people all around I tried so hard to lose you in the crowd but you’re always here you’re always here you’re always here with me You’ve been gone for so long why won’t you leave me? I tried staying inside all the curtains drawn I tried so hard to be all alone but you’re always here you’re always here you’re always here with me
BH&B 03:47
BH&B Leaves brighten before they fall We frighten, try to stall Tell me a truth, tell me a lie tell me all the things that I need to survive Nobody knows everything about anything, that’s for sure Everything became clear after a bong hit and a beer so you don’t need to worry about me Oh, I help myself. Don’t mind if I do help myself
DREAMS RUN DRY Throwing bottles out the window just to hear the glass break Here in my neighborhood the getting has never been good but it’s gotten worse here as of late Working through another weekend washing dishes by the stack at night when I close my eyes this is not what I visualize but like it or not, this is all that I have I need to find me a river to sit by Laze in the sun for a while leave all my worries in the cool green grass and dream till my dreams have run dry Dreaming never got me nothing just a sad case of heartbreak the more I stay in the real the more these hurts heal but I’m so wasted from staying awake We are all dreaming more than we’re awake we are all dreaming more than we’re awake we’ve got no idea how much we can take we are all dreaming


Wax Moon is:
Paul Kimball & John Blatchford

All songs written by Paul Kimball
and arranged by Wax Moon

Recordings captured live at Noise Root Studio in San Jose, CA
by Rob Ernst on 4-23-16

Recordings mixed at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA
By Adam Muñoz on 6-17-16

All booklet art by Renée French

Copyright 2016


released November 4, 2016


all rights reserved



Wax Moon California

Wax Moon are an acoustic vocal duo: Paul Kimball and John Blatchford. Based in the SF Bay Area. Paul cut his songwriting teeth as the leader of the cosmic country-rock band Careless Hearts. John's multi-faceted musical expertise was featured most recently in the eclectic indie folk band The Mumlers, and in indie rock band Doctor Nurse. ... more

contact / help

Contact Wax Moon

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Wax Moon, you may also like: