I washed my green pair of pants with my shit in the pockets

I ruined my wallet, I murdered my phone

And a book of ideas for the things I was writing

Was strangled and drowned in the soapy cyclone

A black ballpoint pen with the plastic exp...

This song is not a love song or an anthem or a joke

This song is just the story of a boy and girl who spoke 

Oh they were sitting on a park bench wrapped in jackets made of wool

And the sun was shining on her face which was shining on hi...

Oh they tell me if free, free to fall to my knees
Free to pray to their gods and to brutes
Throw my towels and my joys in 
And pick out my poison 
After all I've got nothing to lose

Oh the boys climbed put to the mountain top 
To see i...

There's girl from a picture 

With hair just like a flame

And it covers up her eyes

The ones that see the world with shame 

With her wrist wrapped in a picket fence

And a light bulb for a brain

That lights up for her whenever

She is stranded...

If your conservative parents were smart, 

They would have raise you like a communist

But your conservative parents aren’t smart 

And neither are you

And if your born again parents were bright

They would have raised you like a satanist

But t...

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Raised in northern New Jersey, Rezen garnered a love for music and performing from an early age. After several years of performing in regional theatre and singing in piano bars, Rezen started writing original music drawing influences from lyric-based artists like Glen Hansard, Bright Eyes, The Mountain Goats, and Lyle Lovett. 

Rezen's writing is inspired by his great love for philosophy, politics, religion and psychology along with his extensive background in storytelling. Recently, he began writing and curating songs for his first album, Terms and Conditions, based on the ideas and writings of Anna Freud (daughter of Sigmund) on defense mechanisms. Demos from Terms and Conditions have been released periodically while the full recorded album is still being developed. 

Rezen is currently a BFA candidate at The New School College of Performing Arts where he studies drama, songwriting, and playwriting. You can frequently find him both on the boards and in the bars of Greenwich Village where he performs everything from Shakespeare, to Albee, to his original songs and plays.

Follow Calvin's social media links for information about new song releases, performances, and play stagings.


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