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“ Wild Heart ” then offers a stinging cry for mercy from a lover whose grown out of control , followed by the swaggering anthem “ Stay Gold ,” an indie inversion of Bob Dylan ’ s “ Forever Young ” mixed with a mashup of David Bowie ’ s “ Young Americans ” and “ Golden Years .” “ Mother Mary ” offers a rousing , driving stomper about alienation and acceptance , protection and perseverance , while “ Falling ” is an anthemic mid-tempo rocker that will appeal to those who appreciate the somber hopefulness of Springsteen ’ s “ If I Should Behind ” and “ Darkness on the Edge of Town ” and Petty ’ s “ Free Fallin ’ ’” and “ Won ’ t Back Down .” The sultry soulfulness of “ Our Blues ” expresses painful regret in the face of passing joy . Those sentiments continue with “ Burn & Shame ,” a jangle ‘ n ’ scorch that slashes with the edge of punkrockin ’ knife while staying true to a fiery foundation that recalls The Replacements and The Call . Because of its hopefulness in the face of hardship , “ The Calling ” is one of the best Jersey albums of a

“ Wild Heart ” then offers a stinging cry for mercy from a lover whose grown out of control , followed by the swaggering anthem “ Stay Gold ,” an indie inversion of Bob Dylan ’ s “ Forever Young ” mixed with a mashup of David Bowie ’ s “ Young Americans ” and “ Golden Years .” “ Mother Mary ” offers a rousing , driving stomper about alienation and acceptance , protection and perseverance , while “ Falling ” is an anthemic mid-tempo rocker that will appeal to those who appreciate the somber hopefulness of Springsteen ’ s “ If I Should Behind ” and “ Darkness on the Edge of Town ” and Petty ’ s “ Free Fallin ’ ’” and “ Won ’ t Back Down .” The sultry soulfulness of “ Our Blues ” expresses painful regret in the face of passing joy . Those sentiments continue with “ Burn & Shame ,” a jangle ‘ n ’ scorch that slashes with the edge of punkrockin ’ knife while staying true to a fiery foundation that recalls The Replacements and The Call . Because of its hopefulness in the face of hardship , “ The Calling ” is one of the best Jersey albums of a

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