Punishment

Punishment

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PUNISHMENT is one of Canada's fastest growing secrets. Playing a mixture of Hard rock/Alternative that defies convention. Formed in late 2008 by JUNO award winner Kevin Gale, PUNISHMENT have proved themselves both LIVE and in the studio, and are currently garnering airplay in some major markets.

Biography

“…Once, I had control…and now, I need more…so take, this tortured soul…and pray, for me no more…”
Colours & Skeletons - PUNISHMENT

PUNISHMENT are establishing themselves as an alternative in the Toronto music scene that is sorely lacking in what a “great” rock show should be about. Their close bond with the audience allows them to transcend the emotional qualities that most bands lack in today’s market, writing songs that are both memorable and thought provoking.
Former Juno award winner Kevin Gale had a vision of the band he wanted to create, and hand picking each individual one by one and bringing this project together and collectively taking it to a new level. From the first time they entered the rehearsal room together there was invention of new ideas & music equal to none.
PUNISHMENT has recorded their debut EP entitled "Beautiful Suffering" at “Backroom Studio’s” and the CD has been received with critical acclaim. They have recently been tracking at “Metalworks Studio” in Toronto and are hoping to have a full length CD out by early 2010. After a spectacular string of shows in 2009, including capacity events at “The Phoenix” and “The Sound Academy” in Toronto, they have established themselves as one of the city’s “premier rock acts”, both headlining and opening shows for such great acts as Bif Naked/Rik Emmett/5440/The Ending/ The Respectables and Sven Gali among others.
PUNISHMENT is guaranteed to stand on their “powerful” and “passionate” LIVE performance alone, making it hard for many acts to follow with integrity.
They have also garnered airplay in some major radio markets across Canada and a forthcoming video is to be released of their first single "Colours & Skeletons" on September 10th 2009.

Lyrics

Brother

Written By: Punishment

Brother

Oh brother, you need another
This release that you have discovered
Another way unto
To help you see it through
God help you with what you’ve uncovered

Hard times spent
Just tryin’ to raise the rent
Lord knows, you just need another dollar
But, I will help you through
Another way that you
Can rediscover just what you held under…..

Just know that I won’t let you down
I’ll keep your feet upon the ground
And when you think it’s not ok
I’ll lead you to that brighter day
Show you things you thought unreal
Yeah I know just how you feel….
….won’t let you die…..today!

Oh brother, you got another
Another way to show you’re one of the others
The other one who feels
That nothing we conceal
Can save you from what you have lost…..
(Being one of the lost)

You know that I am standing here
Knowing all you have to fear
Taking all that is your pain
Knowing you are not insane
Won’t let you die…..today!

(Bridge)

All those times you felt unclean
Fuck, I know just what you mean
Take your time this pain will heal
And it will all seem so surreal
You know that I am standing here
Fearing all you’ve got to fear
Taking all that is your pain
Know WE are not insane
…We won’t die today…

We won’t die today
We won’t die today
We won’t die today
We won’t die today…

Colours & Skeletons

Written By: Punishment

Colours and Skeletons

Once
I had control
And now
I need more
So take
My tortured soul
And pray for me no more

(PRAY!)

These darkened days
So full of pain
I need more
To keep me sane
And I cry
Out your name
But I know
This won’t remain

God-damn the words you said
They linger in my head

These darkened days
So uncontrolled
I need more
To soothe my soul
Still I cry
Your name again
As of now
It’s like back then..

God-damn the words you said
They linger in my head

Once
I had control
And now
I need more
So take
My tortured soul
And pray for me no more

No more
Pray for me no more
PRAY!
No more
Crave for this no more
Play with me no more
NO MORE!

God-damn the words you said
They linger in my head
The words you said… ring in my head
And now it shows…I’ve made my bed….

Punishment Inc

Written By: Punishment

Punishment inc

I been up and down this long and lonely road
And I think you’re nothing but a washed up jaded whore
I been held down since the day I was born
I never need anybody at all
I been up and down this wicked road before…

I’ve been alone since (Lord knows) you came along
Strung out and hanging out (Yeah, yeah)
Where did I go wrong?
I’ve been on the straight line ,baby, since you done me wrong
You’re out the door I’m on the floor…
…my punishment is done

You believed in Love as I believe in pain
Sometimes I really think they’re both one and the same

I’ve been alone since (Lord knows) you came along
Strung out and hanging out (Yeah, yeah)
Where did I go wrong?
I’ve been on the straight line ,baby, since you done me wrong
You’re out the door I’m on the floor…
…my punishment is done

(BREAK)

I belived in you as you believed in me
Now, I’m gonna show what it really means to deceive

I’ve been alone since (Lord knows) you came along
Strung out and hanging out (Yeah, yeah)
Where did I go wrong?
I’ve been on the straight line ,baby, since you done me wrong
You’re out the door I’m on the floor…
…my punishment is done

Love (what is...)

Written By: Punishment

Love (What Is?)

Tonight you died…
I believe you cried for me….
The Lonely Ride…
By myself the wounded pride in me…..

I Tried to see….
Pain, sorrow caused by me…
I’ll leave it alone…..
I Accept you’re gone from me….

WHAT IS LOVE?….
HURT AND ANGER I’M FEELIN’…
WHAT IS LOVE?.....
You made me Believe….

Tonight I cried…
I let you go from me….
I REALLY tried…
To Save myself from me…….

Can’t you see?......
The time you made for me…..
I’m drowning alone…..
GIVE ME YOUR HAND…and SAVE ME…..

WHAT IS LOVE?...
HURT AND ANGER I’M FEELIN’….
WHAT IS LOVE?...
THE SUFFERIN’ OF ME I’M REELIN’….
WHAT IS LOVE?....
You made me believe…..

(BREAK)

Tonight you died…
I believe you cried for me….
I’m drowning alone
GIVE ME YOUR HAND …AND SAVE ME….

Hypocrisy

Written By: Punishment

All these tears I’ve bled
All these lies I’m fed
Don’t wanna hear no more, NO!
All those years I bled
Gotta get ‘em outta my head

All these stones I throw
Days and months alone
Don’t want it, won’t need it
If you fold, just know I’ll see it
All these stones I’ve known

All I know, I’m growin’ old
And I’ve been sold
Now & then remember me
Try & see
We’ll just wait ‘till then…
Oh, Hypocrisy

All these tears I’ve known
All those lies they’ve thrown
Not gonna live it again, no more
All these scars they’ve sown

This I know, I’ve grown so old
And I’ve been sold
Now & then, return to me
Now I’m free
I’ll just try and mend
All I know we’re growin’ old
Bought and sold
Now & then remember me
Try & see
I’ll just wait ‘till then
I’ll just try and mend
We’ll just wait ‘till then
For our hypocrisy…

Too Far Gone

Written By: Punishment

Driven mad,
Shouldn’t drive at all
When I saw your face,
I’d knew I’d lost it all
Some would say, we could do no wrong…
Then again, we’re too far gone…WALK ON

Drive some more,
Against their will
I’ll keep pushin’ babe,
Until I get my fill
Oh, they say I could do no wrong…
But, I know, I’m too far gone…

Half as strong
I’ll keep movin’ on
I’m movin’on
‘Till the break of dawn….

Driven mad,
Shouldn’t drive at all
When I saw your face,
I’d knew I’d lost it all
Some would say, we could do no wrong…
Then again, we’re too far gone…

Half as strong
I’ll keep movin’ on
I’m movin’on
‘Till the break of dawn….

Let It Grind

Written By: Punishment

Come along with me, now baby
Leave it all behind…
Don’t you worry your head ‘bout nothin’
Kick back and unwind…
Oh, my frustrated baby,
You will realize…
All this shit that haunts you darlin’
Pay it no mind….

Yeah….Let it Grind
Oh…Let it Grind

In this land of milk and honey
It’s not hard to succeed
You don’t need no love or money
Go on let it be…
Think you worry now too much baby
“Bout the things they all might say
Come along with me now darlin’
I’ll take you worlds away…

Yeah….Let it Grind
Oh…

Discography

EP Beautiful Suffering
streaming songs at myspace.com/punishmenttunes

Set List

Our set generally runs about 45 minutes of original music and one cover, including
Punishment Inc.
Hypocrisy
Brother
Too Far Gone
Let It Grind
Love(...what is?)
Cocaine
Colours & Skeletons
Slip Away
Southern Bound
Hey Boy