Action Today
Annoy Me
Another Way
Bigots & Bastards
End Of The Line
Gateway 30
The Great Disappointment
Home To You
In The Gutter
In This Land
Macho Duck
Nancy Never Knew
Pie In The Sky
Quebec City
Raise The Minnimun Wage
Robin Hood
The Rules
Shades Of Black
Talkin' Punk Rock Civil War
The Tin Canners

Action Today

when tomorrow comes
I'll see the sun
rise up for me
a brand new day

I'll be ten feet tall
nothing at all
gets the best of me
or my insecurities

Today
Action Today
like the sun, freedom comes, everyday

I'll never lose
temptations are refused
won't get pushed around
I'll stand my ground

Today starts rapidly
feel and force my way
blind insanity
tries and retards me

chorus

Nothing holds a grip
rigging starts to slip
scores my brain
stressed and strained

Never give up the chase
I'm not failing safe
the fight inside of me
focuses my energy

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Annoy Me

You annoy me and maybe you just don't know it
You try your point on me but I think you're gonna blow it
You're trying to mess with me, every way that you might
but I'll win this time, I'm not losing this fight

Annoying - every little thing you do
Annoying - just by being you
and if you don't stop
I'm gonna have to drop
this little hint on you
now it's my turn to start annoying you
said, I'm gonna have to start annoying you

You annoy me and I want you off of my mind
You try and whine but this time I'll hold my line
You're trying to be smart but you just can't play the part
I'll keep my space and to your lies I'll turn my face

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Another Way

Day by Day
they try to break your body and take your mind
There's another way
Stand in union, we'll be just fine

They'll try to take your life, try to take your cash
but history teaches every systems must crash
you work so hard to try and make a cent
but everything you try just doesn't make a dent

You get just enough to keep your mind closed
to prevent the truth from being exposed
No one should vanish without a trace
so get off your ass and get out of this place

The time has come to claim our space
To make our mark and there won't be no disgrace
Workers of the world there'll be no mistake
when brothers and sisters are united today

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Bigots and Bastards

mightier yet in this land of hope and glory
'he's not one of us' gets me worried
blaming others is a tired old story
from bastards going to hell in a hurry

pride in yourself, an admirable virtue
pride in your nation gives me the first clue
of the supremacist that's inside you
and bigots are living proof

blinded by his faults
incoherent thoughts
anger he was taught
by bigots and bastards
easily persuaded
wrong, but repeated
perpetual hatred
of bigots and bastards

blinded by colour, you refuse to see
driven by your inferiority
imaginary racial theories
that bigots would have you believe

we must work through these limitations
and defeat racist discrimination
united against domination
give bastards no explanations

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End of the Line

the one - who always works the hardest
the one - whose always paid the least
the one - who speaks the fondest
the same one you can trust the least
we pick - biggest and the strongest
we think - who gives a damn for the weak?
We see - what benefits the fewest
only thing week after week

Once you think that history is done
as good as it gets and you've finally won
now you think this is the end of time, well
you've just reached the end of the line

they ask - opinion every 5 years
demand - obedience everyday
tell me - can you trust whose at the wheel
they're more dense than Stelco steel
you know - takes 2 to start a fight
just add - a few more and it seems right
you build - lies like black and white
I dream in colour and it doesn't look right

are you a citizen of this land
do you trust the view from where you stand
does this empire grow from your greed
we've got more than we'll ever need
we hear questions everyone asks
what do your answers mask
you can't stop the march of time
watch out here comes the end of the line

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Gateway 30

Gateway 30 have been set free
give them back their dignity
bring them back now
let them feed their families

Canadian worker ready to struggle
everyday putting food on table
but not prepared to fight against
losing their jobs under false pretense

Big record company losing lots of money
blaming postal workers, well it isn't funny
there's no proof they can manifest
just false accusations of petty theft

Gateway 30

did you see them on the news at 10
paraded in front of gateway Penn

Criminal court said there wasn't a crime
outlaw employer is biding its' time
no compensation or apology offered
while innocent families continue to suffer

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The Great Disappointment

My dad said:
Son let's not get started again
when you grow up you will understand
the future's more than rock and roll bands,
late nights, beer and cheap girlfriends
can't you see, that your mother and me
are worried about your life?
You can't succeed in school, always playing the fool
can't you do anything right?

You've become no one, you're a great disappointment to me
You're dumb, and you're stunned, you're a great disappointment to me

My teacher said:
boy stop acting like a clown,
shut your mouth and settle down
It's time to start bringing up your grades
there's no time for making up lost ground
start facing facts, pull up your boot straps
you'll never get the job you need
to start a life, support a wife,
and kids you can't afford to feed

You've become no one, you're a great disappointment to me
You're dumb, and you're stunned, you're a great disappointment to me

now I don't mean to complain, about the things I can't change
but it all seems a bit strange, how the past keeps repeating again

My love says:
man I can't take it no more
playing your guitar instead of doing your chores
and the family is always ignored
can't you see your not a kid anymore?
Can't you see what your family needs
is more than just a punk
playing guitar in sleazy bars
hanging around with drunks

You've become no one, you're a great disappointment to me
You're dumb, and you're stunned, you're a great disappointment to me

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Home to You

I'm writing this letter from a hole in the ground
while my mind is still sane, while my thoughts are still sound
I'm afraid I'm writing with bad news my dear
it looks as though I won't be home for Christmas this year

this grass used to be green these skies used to be blue
I've committed these sins there wasn't much I could do
I feel so alone I gotta get home to you

someone is trying to kill me I've forgotten why
the only thing I know is I don't want to die
crippled with fear my next breath could be my last
I gotta get outta here real fast

my clothes are damp I can't feel my feet
I've been stuck in this same trench for over a week
trying so hard just to hold my breath
to keep out the stench of rotting flesh

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In the Gutter


In the gutter too many tortured faces
desperate lives that leave no traces
In the gutter hope fades away
In the gutter and other good places

Woke this morning didn't die last
keeping busy trying to survive
hop in the dumpster scavenging today
through the broken glass and tin cans thrown away

In the gutter too many tortured faces
desperate lives that leave no traces
In the gutter hope fades away
In the gutter and other good places

World passes you by where you used to belong
musical economy plays a sad sad song
day turns to night, drowning in your drink
if your family could see you now, what would they think?

In the gutter too many tortured faces
desperate lives that leave no traces
In the gutter hope fades away
In the gutter and other good places

What progress is made
in this prosperity
the least among us
aren't welcome in this city

In the gutter too many tortured faces
desperate lives that leave no traces
In the gutter hope fades away
In the gutter and other good places

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In This Land

We arrived in a Chevy van
just another punk rock band
driving around from place to place
to meet you here face to face
when you look to express your rage
you know that we're on the same page
now its time to kick off a brand new age

We know there's something wrong in this land
Everyone, everywhere take a stand
Somewhere, someone needs a helping hand
we'll be there to lend it if we can
yeah, we'll be there to lend it if we can

Just like us you want to figure out
the pain and injustice all about
We picked up our guitars
and we wrote some songs
about protecting rights
and correcting all the wrongs
If we look a little tired
Hey, we're all right
we worked all day and drove all night
just so we could make this gig tonight

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Macho Duck

See the idiot in the middle of the pit swinging his fists through the air
He's a jackass he's got no class but he doesn't seem to care
He's an obnoxious jock with a pencil for a cock and a pea for a brain
It's not a wrestling match, it's a show but the catch is to him it's all the
same

Macho, macho man
don't really wanna be like you
macho macho man
doesn't really have a clue
What an asshole!

He's such a prick, he's hitting on the chicks, how can they resist him?
If she says no and she doesn't want to go then she must be a lesbian
At home he says "pop, I wanna be a cop" then he'll really kick some ass
Walking the beat on the city streets hired thug for the upper class

macho macho man don't wanna be like you
macho macho man doesn't really have a clue
What an asshole!

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Nancy Never Knew

Marlon was a bankrobber
now he is a murderer
he's gone from taking money
now he stole a life away
parents have no daughter
children have no mother
stupid mindless violence
that causes so much pain

Nancy never knew - why she died that day
Nancy never knew - as she slipped away
Nancy never knew - why she died that day
Nancy never knew

There's no disputing facts
this was an unprovoked attack
this wasn't some reaction
or act of self defense
no one tried to be a hero
or prevent a get away
just a hate filled criminal's
cold hearted attack

Nancy never knew - why she died that day
Nancy never knew - as she slipped away
Nancy never knew - why she died that day
Nancy never knew

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Pie in the Sky

You always look so confused
standing under the light
you stutter and you stammer and use fucked up grammar
but you always get a good sound bite
you used to be coated in Teflon
but now that Teflon's wearing thin
you slide to the edge but you always manage
to get out of the shit you're in

when you lie lie lie
makes me wonder why
we always buy buy buy
that same old pie in the sky

I can see through your eyes into the back of your head
there's nothing there but all the stale air and bullshit we're being fed
and so the truth lays dormant
buried under years of deceit
as you privatize and demonize
you tell us it's what we need

it's a bad time to be sick it's a bad time to be poor
tax cuts for the rich, pepper spray for the kids
and bullets for Dudley George
and so the truth lays dormant
buried under years of deceit
as you privatize and demonize
you tell us it's what we need

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Quebec City

Police State

Police state on the street today
fenced in old Quebec City
trying to keep civil society on the outside

While singing we shall not be moved
Peoples' Summit was here to prove
we must choose human rights over investor rights

through clouds of gas I heard the cries
plastic bullets began to fly
I have seen state sponsored crime

This ain't about democracy
it's corporate autocracy
that's out of touch and running out of time

Police State

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Raise the Minimum Wage

Raise the minimum wage
a fair days work needs a fair days pay
Raise the minimum wage now

Raise the minimum wage
a fair days work needs a fair days pay
Raise the minimum wage now

Attacking workers
attacking students
attack the homeless

attacking tenants
labour legislation
dismantle education

what you gonna do?
If words are bullets
here's some ammunition

Raise the minimum wage
Raise the maximum rage
Raise the minimum wage now
Raise the minimum wage now

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Robin Hood

that's me in the dead of night
with a rusty hairpin and an old flashlight
walking in through your front door
I'm looking for the country's money
the tallest fences I have scaled
in and out you know I never fail
sitting in your backyard in Rosedale
I'm looking for the country's money

I'm a modern day robin hood
doing brave deeds for the common good
in our finest neighbourhoods
I'm fighting the worst pollution
uneven power distribution
and I've got my own solution for it

walking down the Bridal Path
looking for that secret stash
leaving with sacks full of cash
I'm looking for the country's money
searching for that golden pot
of piles of money that's been left to rot
sometimes you're home, sometimes you're not
when I'm looking for the country's money

and I'm not going to stop
I'm reaching for the top
and I'm not going to stop
til I get it all

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The Rules

Now's the time to face your fears
things are gonna change around here
do you feel it coming near
things are gonna change around here

It's better than it was not as good as it should be
but the way things are have begun to convince me
standing upon your commanding heights
from what's left you fell all right
the plastic veneer is wearing thin
the truth finally getting in
the truth that will liberate
and change the rules today

The rules, the rules all change today - oh, no one told you
the rules all change today - that's too bad
the rules all change today - just your luck
the rules all change today

things are running smooth, I thought they would be
It's no shock when you see all the apathy
looks like everything's in it's place
but the damage we've done we'll have to face
How long can this charade last
the time to act is coming fast
NOW's our chance to have our say
lead, follow or get out of the way

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Shades of Black

Move over Lord Beaverbrook - we salute you mighty Colossus
He won't give you a second look - we salute you mighty Colossus
like William Randolph Hearst - we salute you mighty Colossus
he just can't quench that thirst - we salute you mighty Colossus

he's building an empire of paper and ink
he wants to make it harder for you to think
It's getting harder to separate opinion from fact
when all you ever get is shades of black

spreading news across the nation - we salute you mighty Colossus
he's the czar of information - we salute you mighty Colossus
a clean-cut thug with lots of loot - we salute you mighty Colossus
he's Darth Vader in a business suit - we salute you mighty Colossus

rolling like a steamroller
spreading like a cancer
selling propaganda disguised as truth
he's got the answer! ain't he smart?

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Talkin' Punk Rock Civil War

Please don't get excited cause I'm not keeping score
of the chances you've blown and opportunities ignored
to help the ones you love and say you care for
while you talk righteously all about it

And it ain't getting better in fact it's getting worse
poor are getting poorer the meek inheriting the earth
while here in the America's we're still giving birth
to the notion we're all created equal

Now I don't think you understand what you're fighting for
Our music, poetry and politics don't lead to a cure
We need more than talkin'' punk rock civil war

Please don't take me wrong, don't get pissed off
but the injustice and violence that you think you can stop
continues everyday as we sing our protest songs

Talk without action produces no results
self-gratifying lifestyles removing any doubt
the chimes of freedom have long wrung out
in a world where direct action counts

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The Tin Canners

you can steal our right to vote
you can steal all of our hope
but we'll be dead before you steal our dignity
we may run out of food to eat
we may have nowhere to sleep but we're only getting stronger

cause we're the tin
tin canners

I fought for you and I spilled my blood
I crawled across France covered in mud
and when I came back alive I thought you'd take care of me
but then the system crashed and you stuck me in this camp
where every night I'm cold and damp
well try as you might, you can't ignore me

and so we're off to Ottawa for a little bit of what they got
for a living wage and security I won't live in poverty
set me free

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