Vices & Virtues

by Tsuki Bomb

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Vices & Virtues is our commitment to strings, stompin', and giving all we have to the wonders of music.

Special Tsuki Thanks:

Charlotte would like to thank her family and Elijah; Rachel would like to thank her and Steven's seventh grade selves; Conor would like to thank his family; Matt would like to thank his family and Emily. As whole we would like to thank everyone who has been kind enough to come out to shows, and come out to support us; a special thanks to the Meridian, to Swem and the Media Center, and to our families as a whole for their unconditional love and support.

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released November 6, 2015

Charlotte Jones - 12 String, Vocals, Tambourine
Matt Schroeder - 6 String, Vocals, Stompin'
Conor Pelton Owen - Banjo
Rachel Smith - Cello

Traxx - Lyrics and Music - Charlotte Jones and Matt Schroeder
Shakedown Lyrics and Music - Matt Schroeder
Thank Ya Mama - Lyrics and Music - Charlotte Jones and Matt Schroeder
Kind Man - Lyrics and Music - Charlotte Jones
Vices & Vile Virtues - Lyrics and Music - Matt Schroeder

Recording and Mixing - Matt Schroeder
EP Artwork - Emily Goldfein

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Tsuki Bomb Richmond, Virginia

Tsuki Bomb is a four-piece folk get-up based out of Williamsburg, VA, serving up 26-28 strings and sometimes a little tambourine.

Matt Schröder:
the brains

Charlotte Jones:
the muscle

Conor Pelton Owen: the wildcard

Rachel $mith:
the eye candy
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Track Name: Traxxx
I've been riding
on a railroad train.
Told myself that I
needed time to explain.

Sometimes, sometimes,
it feels like I was made for the tracks.
And honey, once I'm gone, no
I ain't never coming back.

Where'd you go love,
now that I've been gone?
I've been making the kind of wishes
that the stars fall on.

Well, this morning I woke up early,
I woke up early and watched the red sun rise.
And I could have sworn, love,
that I saw you in the sky.

I'm running, I'm running, I'm running away,
& I'm running, I'm running, I'm running to stay.

I'm going, I'm going, I've got to go,
but where to, well I do not know.

Where'd you go love,
now that I've been gone?
I've been making the kind of wishes
that the stars falls on.

Well I grabbed a 40 oz.,
I drank it down and I hopped a boxcar west.
Would you believe me if I told you, honey,
that I still feel you in my chest?

I'll write you a letter
when I get to where I'm going.
But, honey, I'm like those yellow lines
that stay on the road.

& me, I sing my songs,
sing my songs, sing 'em into the wind.
And I would write you a letter, darlin',
but I don't know where to begin.

Oh oh (x4)

I'm running, I'm running, I'm running away,
& I'm running, I'm running, I'm running to stay.

I'm going, I'm going, I've got to go,
but where to, well I do not know (x2)

Where'd you go love,
now that I've been gone?
I've been making the kind of wishes
that the stars fall on.
Track Name: Shakedown
My songs are built on relics of the past
and days that cannot last,
it all falls away so fast
yet I remain unshaken.

The nights have all grown quiet,
& the days have all gone cruel.
Well my heart, it’s been broken,
& my home’s been broken too


Don’t forget:
that everyone you know
has been through something harder
than you

If there’re days
where you feel like giving up,
just remember we’re all dying too


I’ve learned that I’m responsible
for picking myself up,
and that life will take from you
until you’ve had enough.

But that’s the thing about living,
I’ve got mouthfuls of change.
So I won’t stop singing
‘til life throws me off the stage.


Don’t forget:
that everyone you know
has been through something harder
than you.

If there’re days
where you feel like giving up,
just remember we’re all dying too.


No I will not forget all those
who’ve helped me on my way,
when the ones I loved had left
the ones who loved me were here to stay.

If I’ve a learned single lesson,
it’s that life will take from you.
So I won't stop giving
'til the day my life is through.


Don’t forget:
that everyone you know
has been through something harder
than you.

If there’re days
where you feel like giving up,
just remember we’re all dying too.
Track Name: Thank Ya Mama
Winter white & summer green,
I try to only say what I mean.
Jesus Christ, words fail me now,
& I haven't felt this way since I was sixteen (x3)

Fall into my arms tonight,
spring into my heart a light.
& I don't know, but it's been said:
trust your heart and follow your head (x3)

Winter's got grass, summer's got blue,
you'd best thank your mama for making you.
'Cause I've fallen in love, there's not much I can do.
Call her on over and I'll thank her too (x3)
(thank her dear for making you/best thank your mama for making you)

Winter cold and summer hot,
I cannot love you for what you are not.

And I don't have much, it's not a lot.
But yes dear, I'll love you with all that I've got (x2)
& no I won't love you for what you are not,
But yes dear, I'll love you with all that I've got.

Spring together, fall apart,
I let you in and you stole my heart.
& I would call it petty theft,
but the love you gave me was the best (x3)

Winter's got grass, summer's got blue,
you'd best thank your mama for making you.
'Cause I've fallen in love, there's not much I can do.
Call her on over and I'll thank her too (x3)
(thank her dear for making you/best thank your mama for making you)
Track Name: Kind Man
If they ask me where I stand,
I'll tell them you're a kind man.
You'd ask me how my day was,
And then you'd really listen.
You'd ask about my plans,
You wanted to know my plans.
And if you don't fit in them,
At least you still would listen.


OoOoOo I'm moving forward,
0o0o0o I'm looking back-
You took me by the strings of my heart
And I was not prepared for that.
OoOoOo you're moving closer,
O0O0O0 oh, heart attack.
I am young and I am scared,
And I know there's no turning back, no.


And if they ask me where I stand,
You know that I would answer:
You used to buy me flowers,
Even when you knew me better.
You'd ask about my plans,
Always wanted to know my plans.
And when you don't fit in them,
No, you didn't try to fit them.


OoOoOo I'm moving forward,
0o0o0o I'm looking back-
You took me by the strings of my heart,
Make me your marionette.
OoOoOo you're moving closer,
O0O0O0 oh, heart attack.
I am young and I am scared,
And I know there's no turning back, no.

If they ask me where I stand,
I'll say I felt your heartbeat.
You swam across that old pond,
To go and study new things.
If they ask about my plans,
I'll say I had all kinds then,
Because you were on my mind then,
But I don't like to pretend.


OoOoOo I'm moving forward,
0o0o0o I'm looking back-
You took me by the strings of my heart
And I was not prepared for that.
OoOoOo you're moving closer,
O0O0O0 oh, heart attack.
I am young and I am scared
And I know there's no turning back, no.
Track Name: Vices & Vile Virtues
Well I know,
that my heart's true.
But I can't say, no,
that I'm gonna see this night through.
'Cause the dark that neighbors dawn,
it's a tunnel that keeps on keepin' on,
& at the end of the night well I hope that I find you.
Said at the end of the night, well I hope that I find you.

I've got vices and vile virtues,
I've caused pain, oh I've done wrong.
I sing sin and I oft rhyme through wine,
drink it down and all night long.
& I do tend to bend the truth,
as those who go first most often do,
but I'm singing straight for you,
honey straight for you.

Well I know,
that my heart's true.
But I can't say, no,
that I'm gonna see this night through.
'Cause the dark that neighbors dawn,
it's a tunnel that keeps on keepin' on,
& at the end of the night well I hope that I find you.
Said at the end of the night, well I hope that I find you.

I've sought answers in empty bottles, brown,
smoked shit that's rattled my brains around,
& there's two things that I've found to be certain:
There's a joy a'leakin' from my blues,
a mighty dancin' in my shoes,
I'm gonna stomp and stamp
'til I hollow this hallowed ground.

Well I know,
that my heart's true.
But I can't say, no,
that I'm gonna see this night through.
'Cause the dark that neighbors dawn,
it's a tunnel that keeps on keepin' on,
& at the end of the night well I hope that I find you.
Said at the end of the night, well I hope that I find you.

& honey, at the end of the night,
well I hope that you find me too.