20 Pound Shovel

20 Pound Shovel

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Fun loving, fast paced, underaged, pop punk from the center of Canada. Most likely to be called sellouts in your local scene!

Biography

Out of a Winnipeg suburb comes three young people with a penchant for melody and fun. 20 Pound Shovel is here to remind people that music isn't about hardcore cliche and bad relationships. 20 Pound Shovel formed in 2003 in a garage located in Sainte Anne Manitoba where they crafted catchy pop songs for over a year before heading to Michael Daher (Pushing Daisies, Floor Thirteen) to record their demo. The product was a fast paced 13 song blasted with catchy guitar hooks and vocal melodies. The demo was recorded in two days for $100 recalls frontman Jay Voth. "We had no money, he just did it out of complete faith in us." After a string of shows sponsored my Teens Against Drunk Driving and Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) 20 Pound Shovel landed a deal with local imprint Criminal Records. In 2005 Criminal Records released "A New Beginning". "We wanted to do things our own way and not have someone telling us what to do with our music" says Jay, who single handedly wrote all the songs on "A New Beginning" except for the notable ballad "Puzzle Of Your Life" in which Matt Voth wrote and composed. In the summer of 2006, 20 Pound Shovel took time off to write and demo brand new songs. After a summer of writing and practicing they went back to Michael Daher to produce what is the high anticipated follow up "The Act Your Age EP". The EP came out September 2007 and was reveived with rave reviews!

Lyrics

Act Your Age

Written By: 20 POUND SHOVEL

Act Your Age EP - 20 Pound Shovel

REGRET: (Jay Voth) Right here lies your choice/ A conciousious decision/ To make the same mistakes/ That everyone else made/ I bet your laughing now/ I bet it's so damn funny/ Look at what you did/ Pay the price/ Your actions took another life/ An accident/ Caused by a mistake that you made/ Put a price on your life/ You're so quick to excuse yourself/ There's no excuse for what you did/ Do you regret what you did?/ Do you wish it never happened?/ Do you want to go and take it back?/ Do you feel the pain of guilt? Do you want to make a difference?/ Will you ever feel the same again?/ Things got out of hand so fast/ I didn't mean for it to be this bad/ It was only a joke at the time/ I didn't want to take her life/ There's no one else to blame/(chorus)/ The guilt you bear/ The pain you hold/ I hope one day you learn the lesson/ I hope one day this won't hurt.

TAKE IT BACK:(Jay/Matt Voth) You left it behind/ To pursue a life of debt/ You want something you can't get/ And now you're broke/ No money to pay the rent/ You're paycheck has all been spent/ You threw it all away/ I regret/ All the things that I said/ All the things that I did in my past/ I take it back/ My apology falls short/ This is my last resort/ Now I take it back/ You lost it all/ Possessions you lost are far beyond your cost/ It's all your fault/ From the life that you lead/ You're down and out indeed/ There's no one else to blame/(chorus)

WHERE'S THE LOVE:(Jay Voth) She comes home late at night/ He's half asleep/ She's always giving him what he needs/ He's an asshole and she's an angel/ Where's the love?/ I can hardly feel it/ He's so distant/ He never shows feeling/ Is it just me or does he not need me?/ Is it just me or is there something missing?/ He says it's because of his job/ He's on unemployment/ Friday night he's out with his friends/ She's left alone wondering/(chorus)

I'M NOT SORRY:(Jay Voth) All our actions had a consequence/ We never paid for it/ We did it with fun in mind/ And we're not sorry/ I don't want to/ I don't have to/ I don't ever have to say I'm sorry/ As if you thought we'd never do it again/ We just got started/ Our lives have only just begun/ And you wont stop me/ I don't want to/ I don't have to/ I don't ever have to say I'm sorry/I dont want to/ I don't have to/(chorus)

ALL NIGHT:(Jay/Matt Voth) All my life up until now/ I dreamed of getting big and getting out/ Songs on repeat replayed themselves/ We'll never forget who we are/ We waited all night/ For anything like this to happen/ All night/ And nothing mattered more to us/ The things we did we won't regret/ Our favorite songs we won't forget/ All night/ For anything like this to happen/ Rooftop nights and skatepark days/ We'd rather risk it than play it safe/ We don't want to hear you talk about/ How old we are we're young at heart/ We always dreamed of better days/ Better days for us/ This was everything we ever wanted/we waited/(chorus)

All Night

Written By: Jay/Matt Voth

ALL NIGHT:(Jay/Matt Voth) All my life up until now/ I dreamed of getting big and getting out/ Songs on repeat replayed themselves/ We'll never forget who we are/ We waited all night/ For anything like this to happen/ All night/ And nothing mattered more to us/ The things we did we won't regret/ Our favorite songs we won't forget/ All night/ For anything like this to happen/ Rooftop nights and skatepark days/ We'd rather risk it than play it safe/ We don't want to hear you talk about/ How old we are we're young at heart/ We always dreamed of better days/ Better days for us/ This was everything we ever wanted/we waited/(chorus)

ALL NIGHT

Written By: 20 Pound Shovel

All NIGHT:(Jay/Matt Voth) All my life up until now/ I dreamed of getting big and getting out/ Songs on repeat replayed themselves/ We'll never forget who we are/ We waited all night/ For anything like this to happen/ All night/ And nothing mattered more to us/ The things we did we won't regret/ Our favorite songs we won't forget/ All night/ For anything like this to happen/ Rooftop nights and skatepark days/ We'd rather risk it than play it safe/ We don't want to hear you talk about/ How old we are we're young at heart/ We always dreamed of better days/ Better days for us/ This was everything we ever wanted/we waited/(chorus)

Wher's The Love

Written By: Jordan (Jay) Voth

WHERE'S THE LOVE:(Jay Voth) She comes home late at night/ He's half asleep/ She's always giving him what he needs/ He's an asshole and she's an angel/ Where's the love?/ I can hardly feel it/ He's so distant/ He never shows feeling/ Is it just me or does he not need me?/ Is it just me or is there something missing?/ He says it's because of his job/ He's on unemployment/ Friday night he's out with his friends/ She's left alone wondering/(chorus)

Discography

Discography
Demo (2004) Out of Print
A New Beginning (2005) Criminal Records
The Act Your Age EP (2007) Independant
Radio "Three Cheers For Nothing" reached #8 in the top 40 at local college station 92.9 Kick FM

Set List

We are capable of playing for up to two hours. Usually we'll play a 30-40 Minute set that covers the best from our Debut Full Length And Our New EP.

1. Regret
2. Girl From My Nightmare
3. Take It Back
4. I'm Not Sorry
5. Three Cheers For Nothing
6. John
7. Worst Summer Ever
8. All Night
9. 50,000 Times The Speed Of Light
10. Farewell