Porcupine Hill

by Burrows Band Montreal

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Porcupine Hill was recorded in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, in the dead of winter. It was made possible by a small grant from Jeunes Volontaires, a lot of hard work, and support from our loved ones!

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released 24 March 2011

All songs written by Desiree Gordon
Songs were developed by Desiree Gordon and Liam Frier
The album was produced by Burrows
Recorded by Jean Custeau at Bleu Ciel Studios, Neil Gillis at Soundwell Studios.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Goudreau and Jean Custeau
Art and design by Anna Bald

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Burrows Band Montreal Montréal, Québec

Burrows is a Monreal based band that consists of

Lead singer/songwriter/ukulady: Desiree Gordon
Guitarist/musical arranger/supportive singer:Liam Frier
Upright bassist/stand-up-guy:James Aldridge
Drummer/Jazz enthusiast: Guillaume Pilot

The band started in the fall of 2010. They released their first album, "Porcupine Hill" in March of 2011, toured Canada and had fun.

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Track Name: Hygenocide
I'm no hypochondriac, no I just play it safe
Thats why I sanitize my hands before I wash my face
Everyone it seems has some sort of vice
Drinking or smoking or keeping that house real nice
Keeping that house real nice

Just make sure those whites stay white
Floors so clean thay shine at night
Well you can kill them with cleanliness, it'll bring you closer to God I guess. It's a hygenocide, liver failure burning eyes!

I have slept on this idea I don't think it's heaven sent
I've created a monster of Frankensteinian descent
Sorry I can't shake your hand, because I've just washed mine
Oh won't you get that door for me I'm not a fan of grime
I'm not a fan of grime!

Just make sure those whites stay white
Floors so clean thay shine at night
Well you can kill them with cleanliness, it'll bring you closer to God I guess. It's a hygenocide, liver failure burning eyes!
Track Name: Locomotives
I am a train I'll get through anything
Sandstorms and hurricanes, high winds torrenial rains
I've got graffiti all over me, all scars from places I have seen
There are some things I know I shouldn't have seen
So late at night as I was running out of steam

I feel confined to moving in straight lines
Just let me loose kiss my cabosse, maybe I'll be fine
There are some things I'm always leaving behind
so many different stops keep taking all my time

But If I go of the rails, it wont be long 'till I get back
on the right track and thats a fact

Waters under the bridge, so I'm rolling over it
Just chugging along, locomotive I admit.

But If I go of the rails, it wont be long 'till I get back
on the right track and thats a fact
Track Name: Personal Ads
Attention, attention, everybody
male seeks female for private party
Woman seeks woman to treat her as an equal
Man on the message board is interested in all things fecal

Man seeks man to comb his beard
woman wants a date and an ice cold beer
There's a single girl with a pirate fetish
communtiy garden just seeking lettuce

So if at first you don't succeed in finding whatever suits your needs
the personal ads are designed to please and there's always tomorrow
If you wait and nothing happens, maybe just rephrase your passion
can't be out of style if you sont believe in fashion and there's always tomorrow.

Non smoker seeks smoker to stink up her house
so when she comes home she'll think she has a spouse
a dog owner doesn't want to throw a bone
millions of people waiting by the telephone

swinger couple looking for a casual fling
fifty year old lady waiting on a diamond ring
a lonely man wants to worship someones feet
just look at all the people you could meet!

So if at first you don't succeed in finding whatever suits your needs
the personal ads are designed to please and there's always tomorrow
If you wait and nothing happens, maybe just rephrase your passion
can't be out of style if you sont believe in fashion and there's always tomorrow.
Track Name: Number Two
We are not at all alike
I wanna get along you wanna fight
all you ever do is complain
you are driving me insane

sorry you never have time for me
sorry I treat you like a queen
I wish you'd put the toilet seat down
go sit on your throne

Why do we treat eachother this way when we are so in love?
I wouldn't trade you for all of the stars above
I don't know why, when I know that you're the one
I treat you like number two...ewwwwwww!

back when we met you were so sweet
you're so cold when you're in heat
you love to blame it on the time of the month
what should we eat for lunch?

nothing will ever be resolved
shut your mouth and the problems solved
can you just repeat what you said?
lets just go to bed.


Why do we treat each other this way when we are so in love?
I wouldn't trade you for all of the stars above
I don't know why, when I know that you're the one
I treat you like number two...ewwwwwww ewwwwww ewwww!
Track Name: Laundry
Lets hang out like laundry on a sunny afternoon
I think we have some drying out to do
while the busy people are always on the move
we'll stay still like plants held by our roots

lets lie around for a long time and turn into sundried fruits
act like we have nothing to do
you're sweeter when you desiccate like a raisin or a fig
maybe soon you'll take me on a date!

We can have a heated conversation
and then you can put the kettle on
our words will fill the room like steam, like steam, like steam

There are only so many hours in a day
you can waste them in so many ways
if time is money then I guess we just got paid
and we can spend it all in one place

lets hang out like laundy on a sunny afternoon
you never know when the rain is gonna come through
I've seen how fast the sky can change to grey from bright blue
lets get along like it's the last thing we'll ever do

We can have a heated conversation
and then you can put the kettle on
our words will fill the room like steam, like steam, like steam(repeat)
Track Name: Loan from the Earth
Modern research clearly shows
nutritional value of money is low
they say it talks, but it's not alive
I'd rather spend dimes and save my time

it's customary to return what you borrow
a loan from the earth collects a lot of sorrow
the less you consume, more you replace
you'll see your surroundings instead of waste

You can worry all day about the world ending
or you can dig down in that dirt and start the mending
keep some bee's and recieve the gift of honey, honey
nature works for free so you can keep your money, money, money, money, money!

To treat dirt like dirt should be a crime you know because
dirt is cleaner than the conscience of those
who look at a field and see condos, sprawl ugliness row upon row

The Cree had it right with their prophecy if we keep on spreading like a disease we'll all dissapear and go extinct and then what good will our money be?

You can worry all day about the world ending
or you can dig down in that dirt and start the mending
keep some bee's and recieve the gift of honey, honey
nature works for free so you can keep your money, money, money, money, money!
Track Name: Textually Active
We're never alone it's like you're dating your phone
how can I compete with your ringtone
I know how it seems like I'm jealous and mean,
but you don't look at me the way you look at that touch screen.

It's safe to say that you're textually active,
but lately you've been sexually passive, I know what I say might not be interesting, but what ever happened to some common courtesy?

Whoa technology, just turn the damn thing off so you can talk to me!
You know it bothers me how it moves like magic at a powerful speed
woah technology did you have to complicate everything
thought that technology was supposed to make my life easy!

is there an "app" for this that we can apply?
Can you use google maps to find my eyes?
I guess I'll just go ask jeeves if there's anyway that he can help me, please!!

Because I'm wireless as you can see, in case of emergency I scream like a banshee, I have evolved way past 3G...oh shit, you just hung up on me!!

Whoa technology, just turn the damn thing off so you can talk to me!
You know it bothers me how it moves like magic at a powerful speed
woah technology did you have to complicate everything
thought that technology was supposed to make my life easy!

Come on boy, you gotta tap that app,
it's a jungle out there
we're going to the wild wild web and there's lions and tigers and bears!!
www.ohmygawdI'mscared.calmdown dot calm down

Whoa technology, just turn the damn thing off so you can talk to me!
You know it bothers me how it moves like magic at a powerful speed
woah technology did you have to complicate everything
thought that technology was supposed to make my life easy!
Track Name: Meanest Man
You're the meanest man I've ever seen
keep your eyes peeled like a tangerine
you talk about people you haven't even met!

Ears only hear what you select, you accept apologies but you don't forget and your nose never seems to fail to detect a bad scene!!

Hey there Mr.Negative, why can't you just let me live
in my positive environment?
I'm no Mrs.Sunny day, but I'd rather keep those clouds at bay, I guess I better walk away to save face

You're the kind of guy that would cut down trees
just so I have less air to breathe
and even if I do some much as sneeze you shun me

optimistically pessimistic, glass is half full, but it's half full of shit
and I know that you'd never admit that you're wrong!

Hey there Mr.Negative, why can't you just let me live
in my positive environment?
I'm no Mrs.Sunny day, but I'd rather keep those clouds at bay, I guess I better walk away to save face

I GUESS I'D BETTER WALK AWAY TO SAVE FACE!
Track Name: Hold Up(WTF)
If our love grew from seed would it spread like a weed?
would it crawl like a creeper,
or would it recede into the night time?
what would it need to stay alive?

If our hearts were made of wax, would heat melt the beat or would it speed it up fast?
would we burn out?
do you think we could last?

or is it true that we're not going anywhere
we're just passing eachother by
If I'm a rung in your ladder, you've been wasting a lot of my time.
Woah hold up, what the fuckin' fuck? What the fuck?

If the garden is drowning and the plants have died
but we're still growing and we're still alive
I wish we could escape these lies and dissapear for the summer.

It's wintertime inside of my mind
it proves that everything new kind of ends up dying
at some point, we've got to leave this behind.

or is it true that we're not going anywhere
we're just passing eachother by
If I'm a rung in your ladder, you've been wasting a lot of my time.
Woah hold up, what the fuckin' fuck? What the fuck?
Track Name: Dharma Karma
Dharma, karma, chicken shawarma
I don't know what to believe
so I'll keep myself busy
by remembering to breathe

I have no one to blame but myself, so I try not to do immoral things
My good friend runs around saying God will wash away her sins.


Someone sees the virgin Mary
in her grilled cheese sandwich
all I see is another face,
another lady in the wrong place

Dharma, karma, chicken shawarma
I don't know what to believe
so I'll keep myself busy
by remembering to breathe

Staring into space won't bring you closer to the moon
believing in something brings you no closer to the truth

I've been living my life like I'm not a part that fits
standing on the outskirts, watching the coffee drip
I take advice from bathroom stalls,
Oh what to make of it all!

Staring into space won't bring you closer to the moon
believing in something brings you no closer to the truth