1. Silence LIVE

From the recording Free to Grow LIVE

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Recorded live at the Grimross Taproom in Fredericton , New Brunswick on February 25, 2023.

Amanda L. Moss: Backing Vocals
Marie-Hélène Michaud: Backing Vocals
Catherine LeBlanc: Backing Vocals
Jeff Patch: 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dan Doucet: Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar
Joseph Bonnell Electric Guitar
Alan Gray: Bass Guitar
James Rooney: Drums

Many people have remained silent in the face of injustice and feel reluctant to speak out and take action. However, if we don't act, it may be too late. In the past our songs that have had elements of social commentary tended to be lighthearted and tongue in cheek. This is not one of those. During these times of movements such as #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter this song is relevant.

World and Music © Jeff Patch and Joseph Bonnell SOCAN

Audio Recorded by Matt Douthwright, MRD Studios

Mixed and Mastered by Adrian Jenkinson, Hairy Monster Audio Hull, East Yorkshire, UK


Silence paves the way to another bad day
Sirens howl their way down your motorways
And the tyrants shake their heads looking your way

You say it’s too soon

Another day, the drugged, the dreary unfeeling
Wind their way in the corridors where paint is peeling
They no longer smell the decay, or see the mouldy ceilings

It’s too soon
It’s too soon
It’s too soon

Until it’s too late

Injured, the lesions don’t heal they stay open
Stumbling, the walking wounded march on
In the direction taken by those who surrender

They said it’s too soon

Can you wake up, can you make the connection
Between what you see, what you feel and the oppression
And your silence, the tacit compliant acceptance

It’s too soon
It’s too soon
It’s too soon
Until it’s too late

I want to cry out and shout the words unexpected
I need to lash out before being bound and rejected
I have to break out from my own incarceration

Before it’s too late

Stand down, afraid to draw attention
With the mask on, the one that hides dejection
Another year gone and left no negative impression

It’s too late
It’s too late
It’s too late

Unless we do it soon