Summer Noir

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    Comes packaged in an elegant gatefold card case, featuring photography by Hilary Bovay and condensed liner notes.

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I get by, I move on,
l leave when the wording’s wrong.
If it gets any worse, tell my mom I had to go
down to Duquesne to find my friends for the seventh time.
In the night, in the cold, with a mouthful of better words--
I’m restored.

What do you take me for?
Nevermind, I don’t want to know.
Heaven’s sake let me go--
should I be the only one
shuffling back down the road,
in a town that I barely know,
where I take what you say
too far in a loveless way,
and tell it to the ghosts.

Is it fair if I doubt?
By now I thought I’d work it out,
with a drink, on the phone--
no, we’re taught to let it go;
better not to impose
on lives better left alone
when there’s more than enough
back home--
I’ll remember us,
and tell it to the ghosts.


from Urban Soul, released July 26, 2013
Patrick Burke, Andrew Kuhar, Nicholas Kuhar



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We are The Commonwealth, a group of young men with a Protestant work ethic and a winning smile. We are also grass-fed and cage-free.

(Photograph by Hilary Bovay)

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