TOUGH LOVE

by Dirt Cannon

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released August 28, 2014

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RECORDED IN REPENTIGNY’S HBEE STUDIOS, SUMMER 2014.
PRODUCED, ENGINEERED AND MIXED
BY XAVIER BOURASSA AND HUBERT PERREAULT.
CO-PRODUCED BY JEAN-PHILIPPE LAMBERT.
MASTERED BY XAVIER BOURASSA.

COVER ART BY JONATHAN ROBERT.
WWW.JONATHAN-ROBERT.CA

SPECIAL THANKS TO ÉTIENNE ROCHON
WHO HELPED US DEFINE THE WHOLE DIRT CANNON IMAGERY.
WWW.ETIENNEROCHONDESIGN.COM

ALL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY DIRT CANNON.

RELEASED 28/08/14.
RUNNING TIME : 30 MINUTES, 25 SECONDS.

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Track Name: The Next In Line
I'VE HEARD SOME FUCKED-UP STUPID SHIT IN MY TIME BUT GOD DAMN, YOU TOP THEM ALL / YOU’RE JOKING, WON’T YOU TELL ME, YOU’RE TAKING MY ASS FOR A RIDE / THE SIGHTS ARE PLEASING, I HAVE TO SAY AND YOU GOT ME THINKING THAT I MAY JUST BE THE ONE / I'M THAT LUCKY BASTARD THAT GETS TO SHUT YOU UP / YOU’LL BE JUST FINE, I'LL BE WAITING, I'M THE NEXT IN LINE / IF I'M THERE I'M TALKING, WHEN I LEAVE, I HOPE YOUR TROUBLED MINDS WILL GRASP AT SOME SORT OF ANSWER, BUT THAT YOU'LL KEEP ON SEARCHING / I CAN TAKE IT, GIVE IT A TRY / THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS TRUTH, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT / WE MAKE IT RIGHT, WE MAKE IT SO YOU SONS-OF-A-BITCH CAN SLEEP / WE GET AROUND, SING ALONG TO EVERY MOTHER FUCKING SONG / SOMETIMES I JUST DON’T HAVE ANY VOICE LEFT, SO I’M FUCKING RESTLESS / WHEN I FINALLY GET TO BLEED IT OUT, I’M GOING TO TAKE IT OUT ON YOU / BECAUSE I'M THE NEXT IN LINE / IF I'M THERE I'M TALKING, WHEN I LEAVE, I HOPE YOUR TROUBLED MINDS WILL CRASH, BECAUSE ONCE WE'RE DOWN, WE AIN'T MUCH WITHOUT EACH OTHER
Track Name: White Lies
GET INSIDE AND CUT THE LIGHTS, LET'S MAKE IT RIGHT / WE'LL BREAK THEM UP AND BURN THEIR EYES, WE'LL LEAVE THEM TO THEIR PASSIONS / LET THEM RISE AND REALISE THAT EVERYONE THEY'VE MET IS A MASTER OF DISGUISE / WHITE LIES ARE LIES, YOU TRY AND FOOL ME / BECAUSE I STRIVE FOR SOMETHING MORE, HELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, BUT I'LL FIND WHAT I CAME FOR / JUST WATCH ME HOLD THEM HIGH, I’LL REACH THE SKY AND CRASH THEM ON YOUR FLOOR / NOTHING'S LEFT BEHIND ME, MIGHT AS WELL BE FUCKING BRAIN DEAD / THERE IS SO LITTLE THAT CAN CHEER ME UP, AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID / AS FAR AS I CAN SEE IS THAT BULLSHIT YOU HAVE BEEN FED / AND MORE PEOPLE DREAMING, AND MOST PEOPLE DREAMING / OKAY, I WILL TALK AND ALL YOU WALKERS YOU CAN MAKE IT, MAKE ME BETTER / DAYS, HOW MANY FOR A QUESTION TO COME JUSTIFY MY ANSWERS / WITH TIME THINGS ALL TURN OUT OKAY / I WILL WALK AND ALL YOU TALKERS, YOU CAN TRY AND MAKE ME / BECAUSE I'LL KEEP ON WALKING, I GOT BEATEN, I'VE BEEN DOWN, YOU BETTER KEEP THEM COMING / YOU TAKE YOUR TIME, BECAUSE I'LL KEEP ON WALKING, I CAN'T WAIT YOU GET AROUND, YOU KEEP THEM COMING / BECAUSE I STRIVE FOR SOMETHING MORE, HELL, I DON'T KNOW WHAT, BUT I'LL FIND WHAT I CAME FOR / JUST WATCH ME HOLD THEM HIGH, YOU JUST WATCH ME HOLD THEM HIGH / WHITE LIES, ARE LIES
Track Name: We Paint It Red
I SEE YOU LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW IN THE MORNING SUN, THEN I WANDER HOPING YOU WILL VANISH THROUGH THE NIGHT / WAKE UP TO NOTHING, GOT IT COMING, I’M OUT, I’M DONE / WHEN I LEAVE, THERE’S NO STOPPING, YOU AND ME WE COME OUT FIGHTING / MIGHT AS WELL TAKE MY TIME, WE'RE IN OUR PRIME AND I AIN'T GOING TO CALL QUITS / THIS FUCKING TOWN IS MINE, YOU DREW THE LINE, JUST WATCH AS WE CROSS IT / WELL, I'M COMING OVER, DON'T YOU MIND, WE PAINT IT RED / THERE IS NO COLOR, THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO SAY WE ARE BUT MURDERERS / WE'RE JUST WASTING LIVES YOU'LL END UP RUINING / WHEN YOU’RE NEXT TO NOTHING YOU COME TO BELIEVE THAT LIFE HAS BEEN UP TO SOMETHING / NOW I CAN'T LOOSE, I CAN’T LOOSE, I’LL BE MORE OF A MAN WITH LESSER TO PROVE / WELL I’M SCARED TO DEATH BUT I’M STILL HERE, AND IT FEELS JUST RIGHT SO IT'S NOT TONIGHT, NO IT AIN'T TONIGHT THAT I'LL DROP DEAD, ENOUGH SAID / I CAUGHT YOU KNOCKING ON MY CELLAR DOOR / I LOVE YOU BABY, I DON'T WANT NO MORE / THIS PETTY BULLSHIT HAS GOT TO STOP, I'M COMING CLEAN, I'VE GOT TO TAKE IT HOME AND BACK, START BEATING TRACKS / THERE IS NO COLOR, THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO SAY WE ARE BUT MURDERERS / WE PAINT IT RED
Track Name: Tough Love
TOUGH LOVE BECAUSE CARE IS NOT ENOUGH AND PASSION IS JUST TOO MUCH / GIVE ME A CALL AND I'LL STAND TALL, I LIKE IT ROUGH / SOME PEOPLE LIKE TO BEAT AROUND THE BUSH / WELL IT JUST HAPPENS THAT I KNOW WHAT BUTTON TO PUSH, SO YOU LEARN TO TELL FROM A MAN WHAT'S A FRIEND, WHAT'S A FOE, WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO GET FROM THEM, ARE THEY SOME MEANS TO AN END, ARE THEY JUST SAY-IT-IS-SO’S / LET ME BE THE ONE WHO CALLS YOUR BULLSHIT, MAKES YOU EAT IT, SINGS ALONG, CUTS YOUR SONGS, I LOVE YOU BRO BUT YOU ARE FUCKING WRONG / WHO AM I TO TRY TO BE THAT GUY / WHO AM I WHEN I JUST WANT THE VERY BEST OF YOU, FOR US TO MAKE IT HIGH / WE EITHER FIGHT OUR WAY UP TO THE TOP OR COME DOWN SWINGING / WELL I'VE GOT A THING FOR PAIN, SOME DAYS IT DRIVES ME INSANE, WHAT GOOD IS IT TO BE ALIVE IF I CAN NEVER SCREAM FOR CHANGE / IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH, IT AIN'T FUCKING WORTH SHIT, JUST TELL ME HOW YOU'LL MAKE IT / BILLIONS WITH THEIR ARMS UP TEETH OUT, AND THIS IS JUST THE FIRST BOUT / HERE COMES THE FIRST OF THE LAST BLOWS, NOW YOU THIRST FOR THE THINGS YOU DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW, THERE YOU GO, I TOLD YOU BEFORE, YOU SAID IT AIN'T SO / JUST YOU TELL ME HOW YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE IT / WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, YOU’LL MISS MY TOUGH LOVE
Track Name: Come Hell
WELL I AIN'T CHANGING, OH BABY, AND I AIN’T READY TO GIVE JUST WHAT YOU WANT FROM ME, YOU’LL HAVE TO EARN IT FOR YOURSELF / WHAT A FUCKING TRAVESTY, NOW LOOK HERE WHAT YOU GET IS WHAT YOU SEE / I DON'T NEED NO LOVESICK BROAD TO MAKE IT BETTER, BETTER LATE YOU LEARN I'LL NEVER GET TO BE JUST LIKE YOU, JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU DO / NOTHING, YOU CALL FOR ME, I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE ALL ABOUT / YOU'RE LYING, YOU CALL FOR ME, TELL ME HONEY, JUST GET IT OUT, I AIN’T WAITING FOR YOU / ALL THINGS ASIDE, WE'VE HAD THE BEST OF RIDES, NOW I CAN'T DO WITH WHAT YOU'RE ASKING OR THIS OLD HEART STOPS BEATING / KEEP ME RUNNING, THAT'S RIGHT JUST WATCH ME LEAVING / DON'T YOU TRY AND STOP ME, DON'T YOU STOP ME, GET OUT OF THE WAY / IT'S FAR TOO LATE NOW TO MESS AROUND, LORD I'M ABOUT TO DROWN / I MIGHT HAVE LEFT THE SHORE FOR ONE TOO MANY TIMES, THIS GIRL IS NO LIFELINE / OH MY LOVE, YOU SINK OR SWIM / LET ME KISS THESE EYES GOODBYE BECAUSE I WON'T BE THE ONE WHO TRIES AND SAVE YOU FROM YOURSELF / IT SEEMS I'VE SEEN IN YOU QUITE SOMEONE ELSE, STILL I LOVE YOU SO BUT I'VE BEEN DYING / I'VE BEEN DYING TO TELL YOU THAT I FUCKING HATE YOU, I DO, AND I COULD NOT CARE LESS IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE / SAY IT STILL, COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, I WON’T EVER BE ANOTHER
Track Name: Burning Daylight
IT HAS COME, WELL IT KEEPS ON COMING AND I HAVE NONE / DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT I HAVE RISEN TO A TIME OF ACTION / JUST ONE, THERE'S ONLY A MILLION DAYS AND A MILLION REASONS / I COULD GET MY HEAD TOGETHER FROM THE PIECES THAT I'VE SCATTERED, WELL, I’D BE DONE / FAITH IS JUST GOOD EXCUSE FOR YOUR MISTAKES / TALES OF SIMPLER, EASIER TIMES, THAT BULLSHIT THAT HAS DROWNED YOUR MIND / YOU WAIT, YOU WORK IT OUT AND MAKE IT RIGHT / I CAN SEE IT COMING CLOSER, WINDS OF CHANGE ARE GETTING STRONGER / HOLD ON TIGHT, IF IT'S NOT GETTING WORST IT'S GETTING BETTER / WHEN IT'S LATE AT NIGHT I HEAR IT KNOCKING / WHEN IT'S LATE AT NIGHT I KNOW YOU'RE THERE / AND UNTIL THE EARLY MORNING WE'LL BE RUNNING TO THE SPASTIC PULSE OF MY DESPAIR / CURSE MY LIFE, CURSE THIS FUCKING PAIN, I’M JUST A CHILD IN CHAINS OKAY, YOU COME AND GET ME / I’M WIDE AWAKE, NEVER LIVED THE DREAM, NO, NOTHING’S WHAT IT SEEMS / I KNOW, BUT I CAN’T, BUT I WON’T LET IT GO / IF I HAVE A COME THAT FAR I MUST HAVE BEEN RIGHT, I’LL MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT / THIS DAYLIGHT DWELLS ON EVERY FUCKING THOUGHT, IF I COULD BURN IT AND MAKE PEACE / BURN IT AND QUIT / DWELLS ON EVERY FUCKING THOUGHT IF I COULD SLEEP
Track Name: Hold Me Down
SPARE MY LIFE IN OLDEN FASHION, IF IT’S YOUR LAST DECISION / BUST ME UP AND TAKE ME DOWN, LEAVE ME BLEEDING ON THE GROUND / I'M DONE WITH ALL YOUR CONTRADICTIONS, DONE AND UNDER NO CONDITIONS, DONE / LET ME CRAWLING UP ON BACK INTO THIS PRISON / YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL ON ME, I’M ALONE AND OUT OF LUCK, I CAN WALK THE WAY YOU WANT IT TO BE / YOU CAN TAKE IT ALL ON ME, I AM JUST A STUPID FUCK AND I’LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES / IF I CAN’T HEAR THE LAUGHTER, IS THERE A POINT IN GETTING DOWN / I’M GETTING UP AND LEAVING TOWN / TO SOME WHAT’S A DISASTER / I AM INJURED BUT I’M STRONGER, I WON’T MAKE A SOUND, I WON’T MAKE A SOUND / I DON’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT THIS CONVERSATION / HOW ABOUT YOU STOP, HOW ABOUT YOU FUCKING LISTEN / LET ME TALK, HEAR ME LOUD AND CLEAR, I’M GETTING OUT OF HERE BUT LET ME KNOW WHEN I CAN COME ON BACK / YOU WATCH ME NOW / HOLD ME DOWN AND FEEL ME STRUGGLING / HOLD ME DOWN, KEEP PRETENDING / HOLD ME DOWN AND TELL ME SOMETHING / HOLD ME DOWN, I AM LEAVING
Track Name: Get By
I'M, I'M ASHAMED, I SHOULD'VE ASKED WHY, I SHOULD'VE KNOWN YOU'RE THE SAME / YOU SAY YOU'RE DIFFERENT, YOU'LL NEVER CHANGE / YOU SAY YOU'RE DIFFERENT, SHIT, WHAT HAVE YOU BECAME / YOU’RE STILL AS FUCKING BORED AS WHEN I LEFT YOU / GET SICK, GET WELL, YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE IT FOR YOURSELF / DO YOUR TIME, GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER OR JUST YOU KEEP ON FIGHTING STRAIGHT INTO DISASTER / YOU'VE BEEN WARNED, WHEN YOU'VE BEEN STRUGGLING BACK DON'T BURST IN SWINGING / YOU TAKE THIS DAY, YOU MAKE THE BEST OUT OF THIS ONCE IN A LIFE TIME GIVEAWAY / BECAUSE YOU WATCH AND WASTE WHAT YOU'VE BEEN GIVEN, DON'T YOU WAIT UNTIL THEY TAKE IT FOR THEMSELVES / THEY'LL MAKE A DREAM OUT OF AMBITIONS, GET YOU ON PRESCRIPTIONS / DROP DEAD ONE DAY OR STICK THEM UP / YOU PRAY THAT GOOD THINGS COME OUT OF YOUR LIFE, JUST GIVE IT MEANING, JUST YOU WALK ON OUT AND MAKE IT SOMETHING / TAKE A LOOK INTO MY EYES, CROSS MY HEART I'VE DONE ENOUGH, WE DO OR DIE / YOU'RE JUST GETTING BY
Track Name: Do Me Right
TURN ME ON, MAKE IT HAPPEN, GOOD GOD I NEED AFFECTION / I DON'T NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DAY, GIVE ME SOME LOVING / WORKING DAY AND NIGHT, DOESN'T SEEM TO BURN YOU UP, YOU'RE UPTIGHT / OUT OF SPITE, WOULD YOU MIGHT GET ME TO SLEEP, YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT / GIRL, WON'T YOU COME MY WAY, JUST COME AND DON'T YOU STAY / I AIN'T NO BLASTED BLOKE, I LONG TO LIVE THE DREAM OF MANY MORE IT SEEMS / WELL, I KNOW YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN / THERE AIN'T NO SUCH THING AS A BETTER TIME / I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU BABE BUT I'M DONE WITH CHEWING SO MUCH ROT / LET ME TRY, OH, LET ME PROVE YOU WRONG, THIS IS MY SWAN SONG / I'D DIE FOR YOU TO HOLD ME TIGHT / DON'T TALK, NO DON'T TALK, JUST DO ME RIGHT / JUST GIVE ME HOPE, YOU KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE SO WE CAN BURN THIS DOWN TO THE GROUND, ONE DAY WE'LL WALK OUT OF THIS SMOKE ABLAZING / I'M A MAN MADE OF FLESH, EACH DAY I'VE GOT IT COMING / I'M A MAN, TO THE DEATH I'VE GOT TO KEEP ON LIVING, SO DO YOU, ACCEPT THAT WE'LL DIE SO WE CAN REACH THE SKY / LET ME TRY, OH, LET ME PROVE YOU WRONG, THIS IS MY SWAN SONG / I'D DIE FOR YOU TO HOLD ME TIGHT UNDER THE MOONLIGHT / LET ME TRY, OH, LET ME PROVE YOU WRONG, YOU HAVE TO SING ALONG / I'M DYING FOR YOU TO HOLD ME TIGHT / DON'T TALK, NO DON'T TALK, JUST DO ME RIGHT, OKAY
Track Name: Straight Talker
TAKE IT OUT ON ME AND THEN SOME, YOU'VE GOT A MILLION PROBLEMS, I AIN'T ONE / TELL ME SOMETHING, AIN'T IT MAYBE THINGS YOU CHOOSE DON'T MAKE YOU HAPPY / WELL I AIN'T NO VICTIM, I DON'T HAVE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME / CALL THEM NOW OR LEAVE FOREVER, BORN TO KEEP THEM UP / YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW, TAKING IT OUT ON ME WILL TAKE YOU A LITTLE FURTHER / DIFFERENT PATHS FOR DIFFERENT ANSWERS / TAKING IT OUT ON ME WON’T BRING YOU ANY CLOSURE / IT WON’T BRING YOU ANYTHING, EVERYBODY HIDES, THERE COMES A TIME TO BLINDLY WALK ALONG THE EDGE AND TRUST WE’LL NEVER REALLY FALL / YOU’RE GOING TO TOUCH THE GROUND AND BOUNCE RIGHT OUT / YOU’VE GOT TO COME ON HERE TO KNOW WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT / THESE ARE NOT JUST WORDS, THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG IN THIS WORLD / DON’T TELL TO TELL OR SPEAK TO SELL, REFLECT ON WHAT IS IT YOU’RE DOING OF YOURSELF / YOU TAKE IT OUT ON ME, THE DAMAGE DONE, YOU DO IT TO YOURSELF AND TO NOBODY ELSE / SPEAK YOUR MIND, SPEAK UP AND SET IT FREE, DON'T EVER SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND LET THEM BE / STRIP IT DOWN, DEFY THEM CONSCIOUSLY, GET BLINDED BY THE LIGHT THEN YOU WILL SEE / LET THEM KNOW
Track Name: Rock Papa
YOU KEEP ON RUNNING CIRCLES, WE'LL GET IT ON WITH SOME OLD SHIT FROM YOUR DAD'S HIT LIST / ROCK'N'ROLL IS IN FOR YOUR SOUL SO YOU CAN BET WE'LL PLAY IT LOUD AND CLEAN, LEAN AND MEAN, WE'RE A KILLING TWIST AND SHOUT MACHINE / YOUNG MAN TIME STANDS STILL FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THAT REAL STAYS REAL / BRING THEM HOME, BE A MAN, THERE'S A MILLION PLAYERS, WE'LL YOU GET OUT THIS FUCKING GAME / THE SECOND TIME AROUND, YOU TAKE YOUR GOD DAMN AIM AND HIT THEM IN THE HEAD / GET IT POUNDING TO THEIR HEARTS CAUSE THEY AIN'T DEAD / FLAMES INTO FIRE, WE'RE BURNING DOWN THE FLESH SO ALL IS LEFT IS YOUR DESIRE / YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME, ONCE WE LIGHT YOU UP YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME / IF YOU CAN HEAR AND SEE I KNOW YOU’LL LOVE ME / I’VE GOT HAMMERED BEFORE, BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN SO SMASHED, PLEASE, NO MORE / YOU ALREADY HAD ME AT ONE-TWO-THREE NOW DON’T YOU DARE GET TO FOUR / I’M GOING STRONG, I’M COMING BACK, I LOVE THE OLDER BLACK / I’LL DO IT IN A THOUSAND YEARS, NO I AIN’T STOPPING HERE / NOW THAT YOU KNOW MY NAME, DON’T SAY IT IN VAIN / I’VE BEEN SAD, I’VE BEEN SO FULL OF NOTHING, NOW I HEARD ITS CALL IT DOESN’T HURT AT ALL / WILL YOU PLAY, WILL YOU PLAY SOME ROCK PAPA