The Boilermakers

The Boilermakers

BandRock

Music needs soul the way the soul needs music

Biography

The Hound, Phat James, and Killa Cally attended high school together in Simsbury, CT with a bunch of other rebel-rousin' yahooligans. They all jammed together and played in various bands throughout high school before separating for college. Now reunited in Allston and Brighton, MA, outside Boston, they've begun work under the Boilermakers. They've gotten together several basic recordings of some of their original material, and are now ready to hit the pavement and start doing the damn thing.

The Hound attended University of Miami before transferring to Berklee School of Music in Boston. He's a kickass guitarist, but also a kickass drummer, so he gets to play the drums.

Phat James also attended Berklee. He walks jazz lines on the upright bass, and also throws down funk and other good shit on the electric.

Killa Cally went to upstate New York for school at St. Lawrence University, where he studied English and played in several groups. He joined the other two in Boston in January 2013, providing vocals and guitar.

Their tastes overlap, and they bring various styles and influences to their songwriting. Most important is that the song makes you move, in some way, be it physically or emotionally, and hopefully both. They don't set out to write in a specific style, or aimlessly jam. They approach an idea and try to figure out where it wants to go.

Live performance is their fix. Even if it's just a band practice, and someone happens to be in the room, everything gets taken up a notch. The goal is to connect with an audience, to give them energy and then feed off their response.

The trio is working on a few other tunes that are not recorded, and hope to record all of them in higher quality soon. They've also been working with a couple horn players, in hopes of adding that dimension to their sound.

Lyrics

Distractions

Written By: Sean Callahan

I'll make it easy for you, babe
I'll keep my distance for today
But I can't promise for tomorrow
You've got to get your priorities straight
'Cause I don't know how long I can wait
Before I get to get up on ya

You've had a longing for a love that you'd love to last
I've had my eye on you baby
Now it's time that we put aside all the distractions

I've missed some opportunities
Baby you know it
Just one more chance is all I need
I won't blow it
Let's stop the talking for tonight
Make you shiver
We don't need words to do it right
Darling, I will deliver

You've had a longing for a love that you'd love to last
I've had my eye on you baby
Now it's time that we put aside all the distractions

The Jungle

Written By: Sean Callahan

The day begins with the sun to our back
And our focus is unveiling secrets black
When the light is trapped in the canopy
The forest comes alive
And the ground we tread upon
Challenges us to survive

We met a man who stood upon a log
He said, "See this land? We suffer through darkness and fog
The mountains block our path,
Impassable peaks
Which seem to laugh
For men are fragile and helpless and weak."

Marching tired through the jungle
Chopping vines that block the path
Building monuments to shadow
Tempting fate's elusive wrath

We move along, our souls ravaged by thirst
But the water's gone, and I believe this trip to be cursed
The food has all gone bad
And our friendship's close behind
But when you've given all you had
The heart must lead the mind

Marching tired through the jungle
Chopping vines that block the path
Building monuments to shadow
Tempting fate's elusive wrath

Maps

Written By: Sean Callahan

In the window I saw
In the window I saw
Dawn approaching in soft shoes
Faces fading to deep blue

In the mirror so clear
In the mirror so clear
The reflection of a young boy
Aging quickly with no choice

That's when I saw you arrive
I traced your map with my fingertips
And your thoughts linger on my lips
Linger on my lips

Treading slowly through deep sand
Treading slowly through deep sand
Little pieces in my shoes
Weigh me down in this deep blues

That's when I saw you arrive
I traced your map with my fingertips
And your thoughts linger on my lips
Linger on my lips

Give It Up

Written By: Sean Callahan

In the sun room
With the white walls
With your back to me
I make your jaw fall
In the backyard
Where the breeze blows
Will you come for me
When the rose grows
On the rooftop
After night drops
I will find you
And make your heart stop

You've got those come-hither cat eyes
Cherry lips blow a kiss
Won't you give it to me?

In the basement
Hearts racin'
Bodies on the couch
Fingers chasin'
In the backseat
With the summer heat
Press your hips against me
And let our love meet
In the bedroom
I will go to you
Pull the covers over
And let me show you

You've got those come-hither cat eyes
Cherry lips blow a kiss
Won't you give it to me
Can't resist, won't miss what you do to me
Head back is exactly what I wanna see
You and me in absolute ecstasy
Can't resist, won't miss
Won't you give it to me?

Do it right, girl
Do it natural
One part crazy, baby
One part rational
Do it right girl
Make it physical
One part primal, mama
One part mystical
Do it right, girl
Make it beautiful
One part monstrous, darlin'
One part musical

Blinkin'

Written By: Sean Callahan

One by one
I remember those whose time has come and gone
What to do?
Got to catch an eyeful of R.E.M.

In my dreamin'
I can see them
I can live with them live with them
In my wakin'
They are taken
And I keep blinkin' and blinkin'

Two by two
All my scattered thoughts arrange themselves in line
Time has won
If my memory serves we did not have much

In my dreamin'
I can see them'
I can live with them live with them
In my wakin'
They are taken
And I keep blinkin' and blinkin'