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1.
Winter 01:16
I haven't seen the sun since Sunday I haven't seen my friends since then I wish this room just had a window To see outside every now and again These four walls are closing in on me The winter sun Lights up the sky The warmth that it conveys Is something of a lie When days are short And nights are long The air will cut your breath And chill you to the bone To the bone
2.
The Floor 02:06
Tell me something Have you ever been Around here by this place before Have you sought the comfort As I often sought That can only be found on the floor Where did I misplace the time Why must it run why must it hide Each time I step into the black That missing time ain’t coming back Tell me something Have you ever been Around here by this place before Have you sought the comfort As I often sought That can only be found on the floor If we can find solace Something to console us In such a wretched state of disgrace If there’s a will there’s a way A way out of this place Out of this headspace Out of this headspace
3.
The rules of the game have changed The goal posts now rearranged Disoriented, in a daze The great unknown's a welcome place Lay waste to all that stands Create a blank slate Make haste, start anew And turn a new page Begin - and end - begin - and end When normalcy leaves a bad taste A change in gears, a change in pace A 180, an about face 'cause The great unknown's a welcome place No sense in fearing anything Except for fear itself But expect the unexpected And the unforeseen as well Embrace the perpendicular  over the parallel  And know that the greatest challenge May be against yourself
4.
Farewell, So long When you can’t tell apart the right from wrong It’s time to part ways from where you don’t belong Right now feel like things are going to be alright Everything’s now clear as day and night Black and white The fog’s lifted for a clear line of sight Distinct, decline Just walk away while there’s still time You don’t want to be the canary in the coal mine
5.
Only a Fool 02:14
Only a fool Will presuppose; Will take for granted That all of those Pillars of support won't just fall like dominoes Hold on to what you've got Don't let it slip away You're lucky and then you're not Your world can change in a day Only a fool Would dare betray The bond, the union; The loyalty, That which prevents a fall into disarray Hold on to what you've got Don't let it slip away You're lucky and then you're not Your world can change in a day When trust is gone/ You've lost it all When trust is gone/ You've lost it all When trust is gone/ You've lost it all You've lost it all/ lost it all/ lost it all/ lost it all Yeah just a single misstep and you're in for quite a fall
6.
Why don’t we always stake out the moral high ground If it’s true that actions speak louder than words How do we deal with the fallout – the consequences In turn Time now to look at the lesson learned here Time now to give up on autonomy Doesn’t this play into a culture of fear Erosion of reason A moral quandary When we stand up for our personal freedom The burden of proof is often out of reach Must prepare ourselves to be disheartened, denigrated In turn
7.
Je ne comprends pas les gens Les osties d’innocents Qui s’ostinent, qui font des plaintes de bruit Si l’niveau de décibels Te donne des ennuis T’as pas vraiment d’affaire ici Si t’aime pas la musique mon ostie de tabarnak Ne déménage pas au-dessus d’une salle de spectacles Je ne veux pas faire face À une autre fermeture de salle C’est une perte historique pis ça me fait chier La solution ce n’est pas Des nouveaux panneaux sonores C’est au con de décrisser Sacre ton camp de notre quartier ostie de tabarnak Ne déménage pas au-dessus de nos salles de spectacles Et pour la ville qui se dit tellement fière De sa culture musicale si diverse Et qui traite le tout avec des amendes sévères Mange d’la marde
8.
I can see the writing on the wall Its cryptic prose evades us all I can’t stop the sky from falling I can see it’s not my place I can’t stop the sun from burning up, burning out, Turning in (for the night) I can hear voices carry in the wind But the message is convoluted and won’t sink in Who knows if time Is on our side So buckle in Enjoy the ride Because that time Stops on a dime Swallows you in
9.
Alan Turing was a logician
 Philosopher, mathematician,
 Cryptanalyst with intuition
 
 Up against the enigma machine
 He cracked the code of the Nazis
 Ensuring the Allied victory
 
 Alan Turing was the creator 
 of an early predecessor
 To the modern day computer 
 
 But rather than being commended
 Respected and adulated 
 He was chemically castrated
 
 Cause in '52 in the UK 
It was illegal to be gay
 And that meant he had to pay
 
In the absence of accolades 
this bright light would fade
 And take his own life away
10.
So Far to Go 01:47
We don't do most things right, in fact we get most wrong And hurried plans take twice as long But when we clear those walls and end up on the other side We got so much more out of the ride So far to go We have come all this way but it is also true We've stumbled most of the way through And though we've been around, and seen a thing or two There is just so much left to do We have So far to go
11.


He started out a delinquent, a real piece of work
 One night in his troubled youth; broke into a church
 Pissed into holy water, drank communion wine 
This wouldn’t be the last time the boy would cross the line

 Age twelve he and a friend plotted to rob a bank
 Plans were foiled, had his grandmother to thank
 Hauled away in handcuffs, off to boarding school 
Shaped up 'cause he got the strap For breaking all the rules

 Shotgun Menard

 Eventually he chose to be a cop in '59 
It wasn't long before his life was on the line 
His rough and tumble style made him stick out from the pack 
Moved to undercover he was on the fast track

 Fireman's helmet and lots of fake IDs
 He became a man of many identities
 It's no wonder he was known as Crazy Bob
 He brought down the boss Of the local mob

 Shotgun Menard

 He lived a violent life, dealt brutal justice
 to hardened criminals, when he shot he never missed But one day the other guy wore a bulletproof vest
 And Shotgun Menard took a bullet A bullet to the chest but still he said

 I have no regrets and I’m not afraid
 I have no regrets and I’m not afraid
 I have no single regret
 And I'm not afraid of dying

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This is the third full length studio album from Montreal stumble punks Society's Ills.

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released June 10, 2017

Society's Ills are:
Bass and back up vocals - Skid Marc
Drums and no mic - Brent Over
Lead Vocals - The Naj
Guitar and back up vocals - Danarky

Engineered and mixed by Ron aka Ryan Battistuzzi at Beatbox R
Mastered by Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room

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SOCIETY'S ILLS Montréal, Québec

Montreal's finest stumble punks!

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"[for] those who like their punk rock fast, loud and raw" - Punknews.org

"their self-titled full-length is more than just a fluke ― over these 14 songs, the quartet fire off a searing [...] blast of rattling melodic hardcore" - Exclaim.ca

#5 ON THE EARSHOT NATIONAL LOUD CHART (Jan 2012)
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