This is How it Ends

by Calumet

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Reflections on the breakdown of democracy, set to a swangin' stank groove.


When you try to lock the door
Won't let in any more
This is how it ends

If we fail to heed the past
That kicked us in the ass
This is how it ends

There's no bottom to this floor
Sinking lower evermore
This is how it ends

A conspiracy of lies
Has now led to our demise
This is how it ends

Those who want to block the light
Will bring an age of night
This is how it ends

While you say that you don't care
The thieves will take your share
This is how it ends

When you're rotten to the core
Shouldn't lead us anymore

There's a race to tear it down
The future's cancelled now
This is how it ends

There's a plague across the nation
Infecting thirty-three percent
This is how it ends

There's a war out on the streets
And our time is now complete
This is how it ends
This is how it ends
This is how it ends
This is how it ends
This is how it ends


released September 1, 2020
Written by Jason Mitchell.
Eric Mobley: lead vocal, keyboards
Jason Mitchell: bass, slide guitar, vocals
Josh Prior: guitar, vocals
Jeff Pivin: drums
Marvin Scott: saxophone
Ian White: percussion
Kendall Davis: vocals

Produced by Jason Mitchell and Josh Prior. Engineered, mixed, & mastered by Josh Prior. Recorded at the Funk House in July and August 2020. Art by James Holm.


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Calumet Phoenix, Arizona

Calumet was formed in 2001 by Eric Mobley and Jason Mitchell out of their love for classic funk and soul. Their first album, Retro Energy (2002), staked out a unique sound, and the band was a presence in Phoenix for years, playing shows with Kool & the Gang, Al Green, & George Benson. After a 9 year break, Calumet has been reborn and is once again bringing the funk to Arizona and beyond. ... more

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