Amends:

Amends is self-mercy and accountability after an era of Anger written by Gillian Stone.

Gillian Stone – vocals, guitars, bass, synthesizers 
Michael Peter Olsen – e-cello, synthesizers 
Spencer Cole – drums 

Produced by Michael Peter Olsen and Gillian Stone in Uncomfortable Silence in Toronto 
Engineered and mixed by Michael Peter Olsen 
Drums recorded at Union Sound Company, engineered by Chris Stringer and assisted by Darren McGill 
Mastered by David Travers-Smith 
Art direction by Gillian Stone 
Album photography by Joel Gale and assisted by Danielle Fried 

This project was made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

Lyrics:

 I felt you under my breath…

Somewhere,
somewhere you are out there
breathing.
That’s all that I really know.
A memory:
I stumbled, I’d been drinking.
I couldn’t stand to be seen.
A memory,
a bar in the Old City,
too haunted to hope.

I felt you under my breath…

In my 20’s,
filled with piss and pining,
filled with limerence and grieving
leaving my body at the door.
A memory:
afraid of all your victories,
I stumbled on my words.
I was angry,
and in you I made an enemy –
I didn’t mean to
I’m sorry.

I felt you under my breath,
growling, mewling in my chest.
A fountain of youth I whetted then left.
Regret is a wily muse, but I’ll name it out
loud.

Shelf:

Shelf is the soundscape of the space between dissociation and belonging written by Gillian Stone  

Gillian Stone – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, ARP Odyssey 
Michael Peter Olsen – Moog, ARP Odyssey
Spencer Cole – drums, electronic percussion  

Produced by Michael Peter Olsen and Gillian Stone in Uncomfortable Silence in Toronto  
Engineered and mixed by Michael Peter Olsen  
Additional drum engineering by Spencer Cole  
Thanks to Sam Gleason for engineering assistance on drums  
Mastered by David Travers-Smith 
Album photography by Kira May

Lyrics:

Wait for me. 
I said wait, please. 
I’ve been a long time running. 
I want to put you on a shelf that’s nice and sturdy,  
to collect dust in sunbeams until I’m ready. 

Wait for me. 
I am late to the party. 
I’ve been wasting all my breath on a corpse, making memories for nothing.  
I’m heavy, but I’m not that far away. 

I’m not that far away. 

Wait for me. 
I said wait, please, what’s the hurry baby?

Bridges:

Bridges is the soundscape of recovery written by Gillian Stone 

Gillian Stone – vocals, guitars, bass, Moog 
Michael Peter Olsen – e-cello 
Spencer Cole – drums 

Produced by Michael Peter Olsen and Gillian Stone in Uncomfortable Silence in Toronto 
Engineered and mixed by Michael Peter Olsen 
Additional drum engineering by Spencer Cole 
Thanks to Sam Gleason for engineering assistance on drums 
Mastered by David Travers-Smith
Album art by Emily Harrison 

Dedicated to Sebastian Cushing

Lyrics:

Skyrockets on fire. 
Take these bridges off their wires. 
Drowned saints and poignant liars pounding flesh for their desires. 

Hold your horses, 
hold your horses, 
hold your horses! 

These bridges are burnt and remorseless. 

Burned all one night, burned all one night, 
these bridges, bridges, they burned all one night… 

She left before the sun. 
She left before we were done.