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Recorded on April 5th 2014 at Phoenix Down Recording in Somerville Massachusetts by John Scott.
Mixed and Mastered in April/May 2014 by David Age at Union Digital in Woburn Massachusetts.
Thanks: David Age, Patrick Harmon, Ryan Agate, Patrick Murphy, Erica Bell, John Scott, Laetitia Brundage.
Photos by Sasha Pedro Photography
Artwork by Erica Bell


released August 29, 2014

All songs written and performed by Bundles: Josh | Brian | Pat
Additional backing vocals on B&E by John Scott



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Track Name: The Commonwealth
When I was old, I was custom. Like a ritual passed among cousins. My limbs are a sleeper cell awaiting an order. Growing old. Becoming accustomed.
I will plunge. I will plunge. Until the death becomes us. When the knives come out, I don't care how you cut him. All of a sudden, all I believed, was that I wasn't that cunning. Covering holes with bad money.
I came running. I came in here on something ugly. On a seafaring vessel. I need you. The rudder. I was a lark, and you must've been something to somebody special.
I was a cannon full of addicts, and I came to collect on the 6th and the 7th. I got so sick of the Sabbath. Sick of the satellites. Looking down on you from halfway up ladders, and I fall into patterns.
Track Name: B&E
Find me a shore (that) I can sink this ship into, and start wars. I saw the island exploded. Abort, abort, abort, abort, abort! I was so sure that we could draw lines in maps and play lords. Now the ruthless have come home to roost, and pull oars. [Once in the window, once in the window I come. Once in the window and I took everything that wasn't nailed down. One in a million. I am seldom given occasion to wear gloves. Once in the window I come.] These hands have made me the tired old thing that I am. I have arrows to loose, and crimes with loose ends. I always assumed that I was a dune in the Sudan, and from a distance they all look like friends. [Chorus x 2]
Track Name: You'll Know
When they come through your window with a sign of the times and two black pistols, when they come through your window you'll know. When they descend on your home, will you be out on the street in the light of the moon, or dead? In my shallow head, I hold you.
Black nylons cover the face while robbing banks to pay for a wheelchair and two broken legs. When they come through the lobby, you'll bend. It seems I have been laboring under a misapprehension. Lend yourself to me, and I will be ready by then. [That was a lesson, I know. That was a lesson, I'm sure. Back when they left me alone.] When I was a hostage, and you were the second demand. When I was accosted, and you learned to write with your left hand. I run into orphans, and I always tell them what you said: Watch a movie on world war II, and root for Japan. [Chorus]
Track Name: Hurry to meet death before your place is taken
I saw your face in a room. I saw your face and I knew that everything I thought was untrue. I saw your face in a road. I duck and cover. I know everything about you explodes. I saw the east occur, and I saw the western. I was a nurse in a hall in a hospital, and I wasn't nervous at all.
I saw a friend hit the floor. When Leroy got up, the first thing that I saw was a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone. "Hurry to meet death before your place is taken" by everything else. Restless I go. Restless I get.
I was helpless like an open sore, and I spent all my time with two arms pushing on one open door. I never loved you at all.
I was a nurse in a hall in a hospital, and I wasn't nervous at all. I was a hospital, and the weight of the world, and I wasn't nervous at all.
I was accustomed to carry the load, and I touched down subtle, like a cannonball.