1971

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released September 9, 2014

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1971 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Cam Cranston
1991 - 2017

1971
2011 - 2017

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Track Name: 1971
For mankind, some awake to no meaning
Who failed their fathers for not being just like them
As year go by, the wiser we grow
For this path chosen
It's walked barefooted and cold
Tales always told of them who make it
And of evil who come and take it
All away
Together we climb with common purpose
As today fades, tomorrow will come not as worthless

No matter how hard we fall
We still stand here tonight

We are united from feelings of defeat
But from this day forward
Positivity is all we need
You can take your money and your greed
We are 1971
We are free

"Free" is a misused word and meaning
It's all our faults for not seeing
Kept by a barrier made from doubt
Neglecting all the things you are and are about
There’s no reason now to hide
There will always be a number of rules we abide by
But don't be fooled by the fool that comes with lies
Sometimes, the closest person hold secrets you don't want to find
Track Name: True Grit
Singing words once sought
For our home, not native land
That was wounded once but were trying to let the blood to clot

Golden hearts strewn across
From prairie, mountain and sea
With gentle character they were known to be, knew to be

We’re not ashamed of who we are
But we’re ashamed of what’s become
Pride’s been lost to the dust
An iron will has been left to rust

Are we the only ones

Facing an oily wall
That will take us to our graves
With people passive left a name to shame, a name to shame

Every sentence is a kiss
Every paragraph an embrace
For This love we resist, we resist

We’re not ashamed of who we are
But we’re ashamed of what’s become
Pride’s been lost to the dust
And iron will has been left to rust
Track Name: Gentlemen Wash Their Hands
As we enter the next chapter
Let the scars we amount grow thin
Let the world go on no further
A rebellion from within

Let the absurd walls crumble
Because it’s all absurd and nothing
Its only space between us that inhibits our becoming

So let her feel free to walk the street naked
And comfortable in her own skin
For a better place to live in

It’s not about any sort of “Human Nature”
It’s a constant reoccurring of
Unlearning the binary failure

So pour the water for the
Men in the team suits
Down the drain their dollars spent on
Objectification

So let her feel free to walk the streets naked
And comfortable in her own skin
For a better place to live in
Track Name: Existential Crisis For Only $400 A Month
Should’ve been the one to know
That this train was moving too slow
Headed straight for a black hole
Even though my heart still grows, and grows

And I followed you too far

Waiting for our third chance
That’s racing just how long we’ll last
But every day’s become the same
Still placing everyone else to blame, to blame

And I followed you too far
Track Name: White Lies
All I see is nothing. Nothing does something to me.
In a world of hatred, that howls for relief.
What makes us close? What is this bothering?
A handful of footsteps moving, to drift away with the sea.

All I hear are White Lies, To keep alive this thing
It is our native poetry, Our song of passivity
I hear all the doubt! Under breaths under sheets
Just lend me your heart, Hear White Lies with me

I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, BUT YOU’VE BEEN KEEPING THEM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Track Name: The Movement
To all that feel
Injustice from within
We write these words for something to believe in
Lies have taunted our hearts
And our minds remain in the dark
Chain attached to the ground
Listen for a sound

Can you hear the movement?
It's what we all need

Abstract mammal gone wrong
To make you feel the same as it's become
Monstrosity at best
It'll put you to the test
It's in your heart
To overcome this

Can you hear the movement?
Is it what we all need?

Can you hear the movement?
It's you, you need to believe in.

Listen for a sound
And fight to let it out,
Death is a one way ticket
But this life leaves us with no doubt,

Now you will stand