Toy Box

Toy Box

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We are crazy and willing to do what ever it is we need to do to be successful in the music industry. Adopting the never say die attitude, with talent and the ability to perform on any given night we live with no regret or any excuses.

Biography

TOY BOX

A NEW SOUND IN A WORLD OF REDUNDENCY…

Immediately after touring across Canada in 2006, including performances at Edgefest & sharing stages with Finger Eleven, Thornley, Faber Drive, Marianna’s Trench, Idle Sons, Scratching Post, Swollen Members, Rascals, Clarknova; Toy Box rolled into Voodoo Records Recording Studios to create a full length masterpiece.

After signing with Voodoo Records, just over a year ago, Toy Box has exceeded all industry standards, with an obsessive commitment to quality song writing and pristine musical performances.

Their onstage energy is immediately addictive to anyone who has had the opportunity to catch a live performance. Likewise, this energy and massive sound has been captured in their debut album “The Assassination Of…” released Nov. 27 2007 in HMV’s across Canada.

Beautifully crafted poetic lyrics, razor sharp guitar riffs, groovy bass lines and beefy drum beats that would make John Bonham proud. This has been contrasted with string and piano arrangements delicately placed throughout to form a dramatic backdrop for the intensely melodic vocals.

As passionate as Toy Box is about the music they still remain very down to earth, real and approachable, constantly making friends and fans all along the way during their 2007 tours throughout Canada. Looking to continue this mentality Toy Box plans to tour around both Canada and the U.S.A. in the near future.

Lyrics

Say You’re Sorry

Written By: Deriek Simon

Somewhere, sometimes
I can see those words on your breath
Still so much left to confess
Things aren’t where they should be
I’m not where I thought I would go
Right by the cross now
One by one I will kill all of my morals
To be free, be free from you

Say you’re sorry
So many times that the words have lost all meaning
Say you’re sorry
I can’t believe that it’s come right down to this
Ohhh….

Somewhere, sometimes
My anxiety will get the best
Still I can never rest
The sun will rise, eyes not closed
Remember that I wanted to go
Right by the time I said
One by one I will kill all of my morals
To be free, be free from you

Say you’re sorry
So many times that the words have lost all meaning
Say you’re sorry
I can’t believe that it’s come right down to this

You’re better off
Without hurt!
You better run!

Say you’re sorry
So many times that the words have lost all meaning
Say you’re sorry
I can’t believe that it’s come right down to this

Rise up and die
Morals and lies
Rise up and die
Give up, give in

You Promise?

Written By: Deriek Simon

Truly I must be a fool
Most of what I hear makes no sense
I’m captured in the believe
That there is strength in ignorance
Blessed by the fact that I breathe
And that I still am alive
You must be a thief who tells lies
Lies, with no compromise
And I’m letting you go

Crippled by the bitter taste of
Your sweetest love just…

Bury every moment deep inside
Memories I want denied
Loose this feeling to ease my broken pride
Always promising so I can be your liar

How do I stand on my feet?
I can’t get up but I must
Try to give you your space
And yet it’s never enough
You have the nerve to give me your word
And look me straight in the eyes
For what it’s worth I will always sympathize
Now I’m letting it go

Seeping through your calming voice
I must begin to…

Bury every moment deep inside
Memories I want denied
Loose this feeling to ease my broken pride
Always promising so I can be your liar

This door leading to most deceiving
I stopped believing in you and me

I’m letting go
Of all those awful things that you’d say to me
I’m letting go
No matter what you will say

Bury every moment deep inside
Memories I want denied
Loose this feeling to ease my broken pride
Always promising so I can be your liar
So I can be your liar

Victoria’s Dead

Written By: Deriek Simon

Take a look at this poor young woman
Ripped and torn apart
Hoping someday she can
Grow back her heart
Strong hand, cruel eyes smack her down again
Black and blue face
No tears, she won’t give you the grace
Scream it loud

I just want you to know that I…
Cry, tears from my family
Then hypocritically
Screaming out heresy
Fly
I won’t let you into my…
Head!

Nightmares tormenting her through the night
Can’t get any rest
Unseen shadows creep to sight
She can not forget
As time passes she laughs at her life
Feels it was a waste
No tears, she won’t give you the grace
Scream it loud

I just want you to know that I…
Cry, tears from my family
Then hypocritically
Screaming out heresy
Fly
But you never believed me
I just want you to know that I…
Cry, tears from my family
Then hypocritically
Screaming out heresy
Fly
I won’t let you into my head

She sits and waits
Can’t tell day from night
It’s not her fault that life has her strapped so tight

Oh!
At the mirror she stares at me
Wishing she could be a part of our society
Opens her mouth, but can’t find the words
Don’t worry I’ll make sure you are heard!

I just want you to know that I…
Cry, tears from my family
Then hypocritically
Screaming out heresy
Fly
But you never believed me
I just want you to know that I…
Cry, tears from my family
Then hypocritically
Screaming out heresy
Fly
I won’t let you into my…

Head
Scream it loud
I don’t care
Let it out
Let it go
Let them know
That you’re not dead
You’re not dead
You’re not dead
Get the fuck out of my head

Under My Skin

Written By: Deriek Simon

Inspired aren’t we all
To tired, I’ve tried so hard just to…
Prove myself
Insecure or can’t you tell me
Why you are…
This way

Never will I bleed out my sins
Buried deeper
Under my skin
Keep your judging eyes wide open
Hold this moment
Before I’m all in

Sleepless nights
Needless to say it’s consumed my whole life
Confused I try
To make sense of this messed up mind
Why you are…
This way

Never will I bleed out my sins
Buried deeper
Under my skin
Keep your judging eyes wide open
Hold this moment
Before I’m all in

Why you are…

Never will I bleed out my sins
Buried deeper
Under my skin
Keep your judging eyes wide open
Hold this moment
Before I’m all in

Discography

"The Assassination Of..." LP released Nov. 27 2007

Single: "Say You're Sorry" tracked on radio

"Trapped Beneath" EP Summer 2004

Single: "Stand Out" tracked on edge102

Set List

Set List: Length 45-60 mins

1. Intro
2. Soldier
3. Empathy for the Transparent
4. 10:30 am (new track)
5. Be Quiet and Drive(Far Away) [DEFTONES COVER]
6. Disappear
7. You Promise
8. Under My Skin
9. Boy + Girl
10. Say You're Sorry