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released September 25, 2015

Recorded with Bill Nieman at Nieman Sound in Spokane, WA
Front/back cover photos by SuperShots in Spokane, WA



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Bullets or Balloons Olympia, Washington

Bullets or Balloons. A morbid, esoteric choice? Imagery of death versus celebration? An urban gun exchange program? None of the above.
Bullets or Balloons is a band that combines a variety of influences to create a genre hopping, beat dropping, time signature shifting rock band. The band consists of Aaron Anderberg (bass), Chris Henderson (guitar/vocals), and Cory Mason Phipps (percussion).
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Track Name: And And Andy
Yes means yes and no means no when did that become complicated
Yes means whenever and no means maybe when did that change, whatever
An enlightened society when spitting virtues but not when hiding behind the screen
Anonymous bigots, racists, and homophobes will that ever change, whatever
Track Name: Long Haired Strom
Say all the things they want to hear
Promise the things they want to hear
Constant rhetoric do you believe the things that you say
Distorted reality selling people the lies they want to believe
Presidential wannabes lacking real credentials thoughts or ideas
Talking heads with talking mouths when will there ever be fact
Track Name: Just a Little Juice
Faceless and nameless are united by their virtue and their rightness
Wild politicking by right and left there is no center that would make too much sense
That would make some sense none of this really makes sense
Facts drive the fiction while the fiction drives the fact is it fact or fiction fiction or fact
Need a clear mind to decide how to act need a clear mind to discern the fiction from fact
Track Name: Aggressively Sniffy
What’s in a label what’s in a name not all homogenous not all the same
Use a large brush paint in broad strokes crammed in one box how awkward that looks
Profiling stereotyping everyone fits verifies your beliefs now your convinced
Start with your answers who needs questions minds all made up no room for suggestion
Ignore inconvenient contradictory facts blame anyone everyone and yourself last
Track Name: Don't Steal From the Mouth That Feeds Your Hand
These are my problems these are your problems these are all of our problems
When will we choose to acknowledge them
I alone can’t solve our problems you alone can’t solve our problems together we can solve our problems
Only if we choose to acknowledge them
Can we all work together can we all live together can we solve these problems together
Only if we can survive each other
Track Name: Trumpetcore Revisited
These thoughts rattle through my head what was coming what was going
But now will it all stop never ending never ending just about ready to pop
I’m really not in control not that I ever was
But when I believed it it was of some comfort
My root has been uprooted now trying to put them down
In soil poisoned from a far off eastern town