Victory Parade

by Ready Steady Steroids

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Recorded in lovely Barrie, Ontario and Waterloo, Ontario.

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released September 6, 2016

Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Alex Vigneault

all music produced and recorded by Alex Vigneault and David Emond
All music performed by Ready Steady Steroids
Album artwork by Alex Vigneault

Ready Steady Steroids is:

David Emond - Vocals (all tracks); guitars
Alex Vigneault - Vocals (Tracks 1, 2, 7); lead guitars

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Track Name: Dear Marjorie
Well have you heard the news?
It came back just to haunt me
and I'm still bleeding from the scars

Don't tell me
You took the easy way out
You're just a shadow of yourself
yeah, you're not who you think you are
and I don't know
How and when they'll find that

You are not
anything that isn't toxic to my brain
it's clear I've been stabbed in the back
more times than I can bear
I think I've been cursed by
Seven years of bad luck

To find anything that I cherished more
(and now I'm left searching again)
you've now become something that's
not worth caring for

You're malicious
it's fictitious what they say about
a plastic shield masking
what we had been through

Don't tell me
You took the easy way out
You're just a shadow of yourself
yeah, you're not who you think you are
and I don't know
How and when they'll find that

You are not
the only thing taking up thoughts
inside my brain
it's clear that you still love me
more than you can even bear
I think we've been blessed by
7 years of bad luck

To find anything that I
Cherished more
(and now I'm left searching again)
you've now become something
that's not worth caring for

Please understand
I'm done playing games
as a means to defend

and now you're just petty
shielded and threatening
yeah you'll stay the same
and it's better for me
that this is the end
Track Name: Two Thirty
It would happen, when I needed a break
It would go down, if I made a mistake
It’d be fine, at the end of the day
It’d be mine, if I wasn’t OK
Get it started, when the weekend was young
Couldn’t fight it, when it’s all said and done
Need a minute, before I fill up my cup
If I missed it, now I’ve got to catch up

But was it all that I need then, if I want to let go?
No, I will throw it away

Oh damn, it started again
Will the façade ever end?
I said that I would give it up, cause it just drags me down
I know that it isn’t easy
Why did I let this get me?
Once again I have no answer, I’m weak

I’ve seen this happen all before
Just make this go away
And let the clock tick by, at 2:30

Take a second, cause it wasn’t enough
If I’m not well, it’ll toughen me up
It’s my last one, but I’ve said this before
When I’m all done, why not just one more

You said that you’d stop doing this
But here you are
It’s not too late for redemption
But it might leave a scar

But was it all that I need then, if I want to let go?
No, I will throw it away

Oh damn, it started again
Will the façade ever end?
I said that I would give it up, cause it just drags me down
I know that it isn’t easy
Why did I let this get me?
Once again I have no answer, I’m weak

I’ve seen this happen all before
Just make this go away
And let the clock tick by, at 2:30

Leaves falling from the trees

Watching it all fall in a moment or so
The roots are all dying, and the scars start to show
A tiny old branch is hanging just by a thread
Can time save the leaves?
Or will it kill them instead, are they better off dead?
Track Name: We're Going to a Shootout...
Hehe
Track Name: Maybe
I’m laying in my bed and
My brain’s on rewind
She really had a place when
I think of past times
I’m always on the fence when it comes to this type of thing
But my oh my this girl has got me wrapped up like a string

And I’ve just backed off
When things start to get serious
This time, wasn’t like the others
It must be why it’s hard

When I think of the times, it could have been so much more
And sometimes she’s on my mind, it’s like I’ve been there before
At times I might feel regret, most times I feel it’s ok
But there’s that small part of me, that feels I threw it away

I’d seen the signs on the wall
The hourglass had turned
Since change was normal for me
This was of no concern
It was a necessary time for separation
I thought I’d take a big step back and test my patience

We left it on the line, but couldn’t move ahead
I’m asking all the time, what if we really did
I’m burning down this bridge, the point of no repair
I’m living on the edge; now make it disappear
Track Name: Undercover
I am trapped inside this prison cell
You wouldn’t think it is from the outside
And I fight to hide this numbness well
A frozen shiver runs down my spine
I got fed up
I broke it down
A second thought
But then I turned it around
These bars of steel
Are closing in
I’m staying put, but it’s killing me

Take me far from here
Where I can recover
Running from this fear
Going undercover
Do you wanna know the things that I know
I can never really show, it’s been gone long ago
What I think I know, I just let it go
Play it cool and act it so, you will never know

I bend these bars and walk right through
And the fresh air hits my face
It seems to last forever
But I think I’ve found my place

I got fed up
I broke it down
A second thought
Then I turned it around
No bars of steel
To hold me in
So now I run, cause it feels so free

Give me time, I’ll come up
Surfacing from these depths
See the light, shining through
Let it in
Track Name: Stamkos
Wrote a song to forget
Wrote a second just like it
Is it time to try again?
Or is it time that I give up and throw it all away?
My words were filled with the truth
The things I really thought of you
One last try couldn’t hurt
These pages show the thoughts that I just really want to say, oh

I really want to sway your mind
Give me one last chance so
I can really try this time

Here’s another love song I wrote for you
But do you even hear the words that I’ve been writing
Just another love song
Will I even get the chance to show you how I’m really feeling?

The thought just lingers in my mind
Could it have worked if we had more time?
Have I lost my final life?
Have I reached game over, is my time up with this game?
The moves you make are hard to read
Your hot and cold’s misleading me
In the end I don’t care
What you do or what you say I like it all the same, oh

When I see the stars haven’t aligned
Am I grasping straws and wasting my time?
When I left again, you weren’t on my mind
Is this another love song that will fade with time?
Another love song
Is this a love song?
Another love song
It doesn’t even matter caused we moved along
Track Name: Blame Me
Blame Me
You play the victim
and I'm your target
(whoa)

You run away from all your problems
kicked me when I hit rock bottom
blind to all the pain you cause
don't realize
just close your eyes

I know
you'll try
just leave me alone, now

I feel like I am finding
that peace again
breaking down the world
of your disdain
it's clear you're a person
who lacks the conviction
to treat this condition
to follow your promise

you won't bliss
you'll be wishing you had
this

You spite me
those lies you tell
are all you have now

you hide inside your brittle shell
but one small crack and they will tell
that you gave up the fight
and it fell apart
with your words that night

and I drowned then
I couldn't see this right
and I fell then
but you won't make things right
Track Name: Waste of Time
Leave me a message
Give me a sign
Something to let me know we are fine
I’m not quite sure what started this fight
But give me a chance to make it all right

The story goes like this, a real cliché
A boy and a girl who fell in love one day
But was it the truth? Was it just one big lie?
The answer was clear, but it was always denied
Time would go by, and things would be less bright
The couple would struggle, and they’d always fight
The boy would give in, and it was always the same
Then they’d make up, and start all over again

Just be nice, be a gentleman
It’s what you were taught way back then
Leave that ego at the door
Then he said out loud

The story changes now, no big surprise
The boy couldn’t handle this, he’d realized
The smile he wore, although it looked so real
Was only an image that he didn’t feel
He’d never think, but just apologize
This wasn’t right, and he would soon surmise
Time to grow a pair, or stay askew
Time to be the man he wanted to

Just be nice, be a gentleman
It’s what you were taught way back then
Some might not deserve your time
Then he said out loud

I’ve learned all my lessons
I’ve made up my mind
Was it a blessing, or big waste of time?
Looking for answers
That I couldn’t find
The fault was all yours and it wasn’t mine