The Decay

The Decay

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"like Jawbreaker if they were more like GBH or Rancid"

"If old Descendents started writing new songs"

Biography

The Decay is punk rock band formed in Guelph ON, in 2003. They have been a mainstay act in the local 519 area code and are well received across Ontario, Quebec and the US; known for their high energy mix of street punk edge, mid 90s pop punk, and the best fans you could ask for. Their latest full length release "This Month's Rent" has received glowing praise from Maximum Rock N' Roll, Razorcake, Exclaim!, with substantial airplay on various college stations across Canada.

Lyrics

These Days

Written By: The Decay

These days, it's hard to get up
find the change for the bus put my best face forward
And I find my favourite place at work,
in my head, in my head
Yeah nothing's changing
I wear the same thing every day,
No-one noticed when I didn't come in, I walked away with a smile on my face I'm thinking

We've got no money, but we're not lonely
the kitchen's empty, so we'll go hungry
but I had every, thing I needed

It's getting hard, these days
Living tight, these days
I'm getting off, at ten, you won't be waiting there

I'm getting headaches from the lights,
under my desk I think it's alright
I squint to see the text on the screen
the letters fall off and I'm blamed for them missing
We are, We are, in such a hurry to reach middle age
And they say you should know, you SHOULD know,
this will come back to haunt you later

We've got no money, but we're not lonely
The kids are ugly, so they'll go hungry
And I had everything I need,

It's getting hard, these days
Living tight, these days
Getting off, at ten, you won't be waiting there
No, you're never waiting there

Getting hard these days, Living tight these days
Getting off, at ten, you're never waiting there

It's getting by, these days
We're getting right, these days
Getting off at ten, you're never waiting there

Thinking I'm taking right off
Thinking we're already packed
Thinking we're taking right off
Thinking we're already packed

Taking off, Let's take off together
And sing this off together
Let's take this off together
and sing this one forever

So This is Responsibility?

Written By: The Decay

Where did you come from?
What did I walk away from?
You make broken promises, and they're waiting for you alone
Well it's not like this was planned so we tried to forget
We try try try try try try tried to forget
You said, we couldn't make it on our own

Satisfied with the wage
Nevermind the bills to pay
We're not the best examples yet
Yeah, all our things, all our things, are for sale
All I know, is we'll be doing this again.

What did you ignore?
What can we hide from showing
Something we did together,
Something we didn't know
Well it's not like this was planned so we try to forget
You know sometimes life ain't fair but we shouldn't forget
You said, you said, you said, we're not

Satisfied with the wage
Nevermind the bills to pay
We're not the best examples yet
Yeah, all our things, all our things, are for sale
All I know, is we'll be doing this again.

Last Words

Written By: The Decay

Torn labels of bottles you can't take home
Half filled your hands are full
tell me what it was like he said
" hey, your age I remember it kindly like it's yesterday.
Hell it could be today. Thirty years, we had shit for pay and,
While you don't think about it, you learn a few things."

Then you're left with nothing
and there's no-one to blame
Everyone has so little
Everyone, makes mistakes
Wasted breath wasted time, splitting hairs splitting lives
I've got your things, have you got mine

It's not serenity, it's just pictures of our lives
the grass always greener on the other side
the sun never hotter, the bars stayed open just a little bit longer,
"So, so you've got the time. Make it last make it well, I wish the best besides
If I was there from the start,
You wouldn't have been so smart"

Then you're left with nothing
and there's no-one to blame
Everyone has so little
Everyone, makes mistakes
Wasted breath wasted time, splitting hairs splitting lives
I've got your things, have you got mine

I've got scars you're meant to see
When this light (life) runs over me
And your eyes they don't define,
Define my family

I could be better I make mistakes
should know by now I'm twenty three
how to be, what to say
when we're all assholes

We're all assholes
How to be, How to be,
Proud of me,
Proud of me,
When we're all at fault

Discography

Back When things made Sense EP
This Month's Rent LP

Set List

20-35 minutes a set.
About 8 songs.

These Days
That Street
So This is Responsibility
My Friends Carry Me Home
Last Words
Cigarette Burns
Empty Frames
No-one Else
Thanks to You