BUNKERLAND

Sixth LP from ANECDATA, released August 6, 2020.

Bunkerland

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TRACKLISTING

  1. Bunkerland
  2. Kleptomania/Precariat
  3. The Wow! Signal
  4. Not Evil Enough
  5. Utopia
  6. Enormosaurus
  7. We Could Win, But I Doubt It
  8. Your Lizard Mouth
  9. They’re Never Coming Back
  10. No Hullabaloo
  11. Your Views Are Incompatible With the Future
  12. Mandela FX
  13. Heartbeat Factory

Bonus tracks (only in Bandcamp full album download)

The Wow! Signal (Grey Mix)
Deso Lation and the Neverending Misery
We Don’t Have Any Power
P.G.A.O.D

Plus  demo recordings of Utopia and They’re Never Coming Back.

All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by D Satherley / Anecdata. Recorded between 2018 and 2020 in Glen Eden, west Auckland.

VIDEOS

LYRICS

BUNKERLAND

if you haven’t got a plan for the end of the world
then you better get one soon, better than being burned

their chemicals are tuned to strip away the skin
the buster-bunker bombs don’t let anyone live
and if they do, boots on the ground will finish you

they’re coming

when the apocalypse hits will you be at the end of the world without a plan?
or the earth down under, bunkerland

their gas is tested on kids born the colour wrong
the president has fled, he’s in a kiwi shed
and just like him, boots on the ground will finish you

they’re coming

repeating everything from before
repeating everything from before

KLEPTOMANIA/PRECARIAT

might as well have nothing, precariat

if i had a choice to live or slave in your mines and die
oh, which to choose?

capital relies upon my willingness to stay upright and not fight

kleptomania or dystopia
kleptomania or dystopia

if you don’t pay what we need you could blame the economy
but it’s your greed

the utility of a scrap is more for one that calls it like it is than a trap

kleptomania or dystopia
kleptomania or dystopia

might as well have nothing, precariat

THE WOW! SIGNAL

i wonder what it is messing with my head
circling it in red, i wonder what it said

wonder what it is messing with my dead
i told it to the feds, i wonder what it said

i can only trust the truth is out there
it wants the lord’s prayer read out in times square

they heard the good word, they want to join Earth
and spread the rebirth

wait a second now… i don’t think that’s right
i don’t think that’s why

they’re messing with my head
i might have misread what the angels said
when they got ahead

i can only trust the truth is out there
panspermia’s here, jaffas among men

they heard the good word, they want to join Earth
and spread the rebirth

wait a second now… i don’t think that’s right
i don’t think that’s why

i guess we’ll never know just what they really want
and what they’re ready for and who they want to kill

just what they really want and what they’re dying for
and who they want to thrill

i wonder what it is messing with my head
circling it in red, i wonder what it said

i wonder what it is messing with my dead
i told it to the feds, i wonder what it said

i can only trust the truth is out there
panspermia’s here jaffas among men

the only word is WOW!

NOT EVIL ENOUGH

is the old party coming back?
are we stuck and forever judith?
what to do, to win the back the middle

could it be, could it be you?
could it be, could it be me?
could it be, could it be, could it be, could it be,
couldn’t be me

’cause you can’t win me over with
promises that i’ll be the leader
it takes more than that – i’m just not that evil

look among your ranks and weep
you are stuck and forever whining
about the poor; like you, they don’t pay tax

could it be, could it be you?
could it be, could it be me?
could it be, could it be, could it be, could it be,
it couldn’t be me

we know one day you will be back
no, you can’t keep down good liars
what to do, to win the back the middle

could it be, could it be you?
could it be, could it be me?
could it be, could it be, could it be, could it be,
it couldn’t be me

i’m not evil enough, OK?

UTOPIA

i’m so bored of reading the words of
property speculators they are the real traitors of

the social contract the one that has your back
of what it means to be part of society

the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia
the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia

encultration, the affirmation
of what it means to be part of society these days

information, a revelation
it should not be a crime to walk across the line

the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia
the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia

look in the back to see barristers on their knees
and bowing to the incumbency

lock on their evil eyes, see past the easy lies
but don’t go so far as david icke

i’m so bored of hearing the words of
unsigned musicians of the western suburbs of auckland

heavy metal, hansel and gretel
i won’t eat you alive just yet, i can survive

the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia
the more i want you, the less i have you
utopia

look in the back to see barristers on thier knees
and bowing to the incumbency

lock on their evil eyes, see past the easy lies
but don’t go so far as david icke

WE COULD WIN, BUT I DOUBT IT

we’ve tried with history, got burned with mystery
our facts were binned as lies, authority compromised
we’ve got to part the sea, short of lobotomy
turn off this comedy and not demoralize

it doesn’t have to be like that
it doesn’t have to look like that
it doesn’t have to be, they could be history

if we could convince everyone and everyone is not too dumb
then we could win

try tweeting out a link, and printing wads of ink
i’ll facebook everyone, i went to high school with
this plan, it cannot fail – i’ve fought them tooth and nail
i wish they had no guns, my teeth were such a fail

it doesn’t have to be like that
it doesn’t have to look like that
it doesn’t have to be, it could be history

if we could convince everyone and everyone is not too dumb
then we could win, but i doubt it

we could win, but i doubt it

it doesn’t have to be like that
it doesn’t have to look like that
it doesn’t have to be, it could be history

if we could convince everyone and everyone is not too dumb
then we could win

YOUR LIZARD MOUTH

look in it, the chemical unit
the message is so clear

your baby and everyone, maybe
army, navy, the cashier

if you’re so special why don’t you
start a cult or maybe two, I
like a choice of poison
if you’re charismatic too
start an offshore trust or two, just
keep your options open

shut your lizard mouth

embedded, unbilically threaded
the message is so clear

maxim-A, Mukukov and maybe
your baby, the frontier

my lizard brain is unique and i
object in the strongest terms and i
find fault in the science of the world
and i have not ever heard of you

if you’re so special why don’t you start a cult or maybe two
i like a choice of poison
if you’re charismatic too start an offshore trust or two
just keep your options open

shut your lizard mouth

if you’re so special why don’t you start a cult or maybe two
i like a choice of poison
if you’re charismatic too start an offshore trust or two
just keep your options open

and shut your lizard mouth

NO HULLABALOO

this time 10 years ago, in the baby afterglow
said i love you, love you
but if we want to do a big song and dance and sho-ow
well i don’t know, don’t know

we’re yet to buy a house, i don’t want to buy a spouse
’cause i love you, love you
for the price of getting hitched we could play at being rich
at a life we can’t reach

why don’t we just get a room
sign the papers, follow through
there’s no need to overdo
no hullabaloo

we could invite … no one
sign the documents and run
just like brad and angelina
prove that i’m a keeper

it isn’t money that keeps us alive
though it’s nice to have, i recognise
no more hullabaloo

why don’t we just get a room
sign the papers, follow through
there’s no need to overdo
no more hullabaloo

YOUR VIEWS ARE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE FUTURE

so you want to fix what you’ve fucked in the past
and don’t want to look like you’re coming last
what about not sucking from the very start?

your views are incompatible with the future

you were wrong, you were wrong

it’s too late to forgive when our seas are dead
the comfort you’ve had we can’t comprehend
the hypocrisy of your collective end

your views are incompatible with the future

and if you don’t care?
then why are you here?
and if you don’t mind
then why do you find
a pleasure in being the worst?

you were wrong, you were wrong

stop sucking from the very start

your views are incompatible with the future

MANDELA FX

that’s not how it ever was,
that’s not how it’s meant to be
not now, not ever

memories are meant to be
truth as real as what i see
but now it’s never

mandela, mandela, mandela

eyes were windows to the soul
but they’re basically black holes
escaping? nothing

memories are meant to be
truth as real as what i see
but now it’s never, forever-ever

HEARTBEAT FACTORY

in the factory
we fabricate life expectancy

to put together a heart
it takes more than just the parts

so if you want it to be really human, you see
it takes more than a brain if you want it profane

but if you want it to i can make it true
just don’t expect it to be what you wanted from me
the heartbeat factory

make it tick and tock
if it won’t start then give it a shock

and don’t you ever forget
the message of this vignette

so if you want it to be really human, you see
if you don’t have a mind you’ll be left behind

but if you want it that way i can make it, okay
just don’t expect it to be what you wanted from me
the heartbeat factory

take one good heart, one good mind
and what more could you ask for

take one good heart, one good mind
and what more could you ask for

DESO LATION AND THE NEVERENDING MISERY (BONUS TRACK)

if the sun refuses to shine
and the moon holds back the rain from you
step back and look up to
who it is we answer to

you are doing just fine

so when god ignores your prayers
and your curse falls on deaf ears
remember it’s all the same
no matter just who you are, you’re you

you are doing just fine
we are holding the line
this could be much worse
you could be the first
to know
that life always ends
in death, a godsend
you are doing just fine
we’re all having the time
of our lives

WE DON’T HAVE ANY POWER (BONUS TRACK)

the harmony sets in on my birthday
no need to get upset about the foul play
we don’t have any power

we haven’t got a clue how to beat them
good thing it doesn’t have any meaning
we don’t have any power

the day they change, the world is still the same
and as we age, less sense it seems to make

it’s all just a game
there’s no one to blame

if you can’t beat them, well, just ignore them
they crave attention for their corruption
we don’t have any power

seasons they change, the world is still the same
and as we age, less sense it seems to make

there’s no one to blame
it’s all just a game

P.G.A.O.D (BONUS TRACK)

i’ve gotta have one
i’ve gotta have two now
i’ve gotta have three, to satisfy me

if you look in the mirror
pretty girls are often dumb
you’re better off alone

give me it all, i want it
nothing for you, have at it
pour me some wine, i want it
off with his head, don’t need it
i am the law, remember
pretty girls everywhere

you’re gonna have none

get in a better mood
it’s all about attitude
at least that works for me
and i have got three

but pretty boys are always wrong