Currents

by The Evidence

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released 12 April 2011

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The Evidence Calgary, Alberta

The Evidence is a progressive nerd punk band. While their influences range from classic acts like Queen or Rush to hardcore ala Refused, the band has a concise sound that appeals to listeners of Bad Religion, Jimmy Eat World, Muse, or Green Day.

The third album, Potential, is both a product of their torrid past and an affirmation of their future.
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Track Name: Crossing The Rubicon
CROSSING THE RUBICON (Lyrics by Lewis)

"Hark the heralds, Caesar has returned"
2000 years and we still haven't learned
to see through the tricks and the lies
when greed is justified with computations of distress
when human lives are measured in the mandates of the press
and profit brooks no compromise
we just shut our eyes

Turn on the lights, cause darkness is falling on us again

Turn on the lights and see that this is not living at all
Hold up the mirror and see if we're breathing at all
Get on your knees and pray that you're worth saving at all

And we pretend
that we are guiltless of the means to this end
our prosperity's bought with the sword
they trample human rights to serve our comfort overseas
reboot our economy with hunger and disease
of people we're taught to ignore

Turn on the lights, cause darkness is falling on us again

Turn on the lights and see that this is not living at all
Hold up the mirror and see if we're breathing at all
Get on your knees and pray that you're worth saving at all

All must work to break the chain
Emperors will break their word and cross the river
All must work to break the chain
Emperors will cross the river
Track Name: Downstream
DOWNSTREAM (Lyrics by Lewis)

The past turns into the future
The future becomes the past
We live where they collide

And when the wheel spins
Some lose and others win
Perceptions shift and no power in the world can stop it
Time won't be denied

Goodbye to yesterday, we sail on as it slips away

If currents in this river are memories
Our memories are the currency
We value our time with

Those currents ebb and flow
Seep into what we know
Collectively our history is buried beneath the surface
Memory becomes myth

Goodbye to yesterday

Change will find you no matter where you go
Change will find you
No matter where you go that river flows

The past turns into the future
The future becomes the past
Time won't be denied
Track Name: Echoes
ECHOES (Lyrics by Lewis)

Reeling in the years have come undone
Still burns this fuel
My Quiet temple towers
Over fading suburbs, delays and reverbs
They sing to me, and I won't whisper this name
Until silence falls

Words on the line, this time they're mine
I'll use my voice, I'll make my choice
This song rings through my heart
I won't forget my part

Let me close my eyes and drink it deep
Between the grooves
Hide great and dreadful angels
The Human condition in clear transmission
The truth it wakes, and I won't injure this grace
For you or anyone else

Words on the line, this time they're mine
I'll use my voice, I'll make my choice
This song rings through my heart
I won't forget my part
Track Name: Bridge and Bones
BRIDGE AND BONES (Lyrics by Rud)

Stand here with me on the south bank
Breathe the smoke on the water
Watch as the thieves steal the silver
Home to their sons and their daughters

The trestles fall

We become flame, climb our way up
Through the starlings and towers
Across the Thames, we'll meet again
After desperate hours

Fall, burn, or tumble downstream
Stones, restacked, will build this crossing
Wood and clay all washed away
Bricks and mortar may not stay
Traitor's Gate to Nonsuch House
When every ember has been doused
Flame to current, smoke to silt
Bridge and bones will be rebuilt
Flame to current, ash to sand

...And London calls

Stand here with me on the north bank
Taste the dust and the oil
Across the Thames, we'll meet again
On the black morning soil

Fall, burn, or tumble downstream
Stones, restacked, will build this crossing
Wood and clay all washed away
Bricks and mortar may not stay
Traitor's Gate to Nonsuch House
When every ember has been doused
Flame to current, smoke to silt
Bridge and bones will be rebuilt
Track Name: Damn That River
DAMN THAT RIVER (Lyrics by Lewis)

Scaredy cat, you're so afraid to open up and see the world around you
Juvenile, your heart's on trial and you're hiding from the truth
But I think it's found you....it's found you

C'est la vie, woe is we, inopportunity seizes your heart
And pushes you to the ground now
Set it free, don't close your eyes to the view
Don't close your ears to the sound now....sound now

Damn that river - truth is flowing fast
Damn that river - good things never last
Damn that river - don't you listen?
Don't you understand that nothing ever goes like you planned?

Damn that river - don't listen to what we say
Damn that river - don't give a shit anyway
Damn that river - don't you listen?
Don't you understand? Just keep your head there stuck in the sand

You've sealed yourself inside, you've locked your heart and bid the world adieu
You've left an IOU for the love you never knew
And the things you think are true

Live and learn, what a burn, you never gave a kind word to anyone
And you're all alone now
So damn it up, clam it up, pretend you couldn't care less
About anyone's feelings except your own now...own now

Yeah.
Track Name: ...And If I Refuse
AND IF I REFUSE (lyrics by Lewis)

What would happen if I stopped playing along?
What would happen if I told the world you're wrong?

Would you say that I was the enemy?
Would you censor me?
If I stopped playing along?
If I knew you were wrong?

And if I refuse to just lay down what would you say?
If I refused to just shut up and fade away?

Would you say that I was the enemy?
Would you imprison me?
If I refuse?
If I refuse?

That could never happen here is what we've always heard
But oppression is in our shadow when nobody says a word

And if I refuse to just lay down what would you say?
If I refused to just shut up or fade away?
What if I refuse to do what you say?
What if I refused to take this for just one more day?

Yeah...I refuse to live that way.
Yeah...I refuse to live that way.

And if I refuse to just lay down what would you say?
If I refused to just shut up and fade away?
What if we refused to do what you say
For just one more day?
Track Name: Storm Drains
STORM DRAINS (Lyrics by Lewis)

When every day is just a struggle to keep your head above the waves
You draw a line from your choices through your anguish to your grave
And nobody told you it would be like this:
Hollowed out and empty inside you, with nothing else but regret left to guide you

As it falls away
When it falls away you must decide what becomes of the pain inside
Will you let it bring you down and end your days?
Or will you search for brand new means and brand new ways?

When hope is lost beneath the layers of remorse behind your eyes
And every instinct is sacrificed to the Gods of compromise
And nobody cares that you feel like this
Full of rage for the path that's behind you, feeling lost with no one left to find you

As it falls away
When it falls away you must decide what becomes of the pain inside
Will you let it bring you down and freeze your heart?
Will you let it tear your little world apart?
Will you let it break your weary back with strife?
Or will fight your fear and Turnoveranewlife?

It's waiting for me, I can tell, it won't be long now
If only I knew how to get there, won't someone please tell me how?
Someone please tell me how, it won't be too long now

'Til it falls away
As it falls away
Track Name: Ten, Nine, Eight
TEN, NINE, EIGHT (lyrics by Pickering)

Forgetting the last two should make the next two a bit more surprising
Chasing the thoughts of you just to get me through not remembering
It's easy to fault all the ones who crave every pint of attention
And harder to find the rest now that three plus three equals seven
We're mining the mountains down, convenience lacking in patience
Thrown open the floodgates and if we don't learn to swim we'll drown

We're riding mercury into obscurity from balance
Hiding from facts and I'm finding it hard not to lose faith in common sense
Killing with money, casting fate as your abductor
Milk and honey, twisted faces facing this brave new world

Now all we are is bleeding out and trying to hide it
Looking around for the piece that fell but we just can't find it
I just can't think with my head still ringing with all of what's been said
It clears up in time to see all the things that we should have done instead
This sudden sunrise now in the West will make it hard to sleep
That or the firestorm, let's hope the flash burns are just skin deep

Forgetting the last two should make the next two a bit more surprising
Forgetting the last two should make the next one the last we'll see
Track Name: Of Haves And Have Nots
OF HAVES AND HAVE NOTS (Lyrics by Lewis)

Fear...it's the air we breathe
A tightrope with no net beneath
It's humming through our veins
In a whispering refrain

Watching, waiting, floating on the tide
Like a prison, we're all trapped inside
A convenient lie:
You are what you buy

I've had enough (we've had enough)
Still we just can't get enough

In a heartbeat all these words fade into air
So surrender and accept the truth that life ain't fair
Our devotion to the ways in which we steal
It indicts us, yet invites us, to embrace the real
Track Name: I Forget
I FORGET (Lyrics by Lewis)

Sometimes I wonder how we keep from breaking down
when we see all the poison in our lives
We pretend it's all ok, we hope the feeling goes away
and pray some shred of what we had survives

But this time it won't subside, Paradise Lost to our pride
Cut, fade to grey
Wear it like a second skin, cynicism or just sin
I hope we find our way back home someday
But I forget the way

Sometimes I wonder how we keep from breaking down
this avarice of purpose makes us ill
Will we stay the course and find far too late to change our minds
if we don't save ourselves than no one will

But this time it won't subside, this fog of ethical cyanide
Cut, fade to grey
Wear it like a ball and chain
Is it progress or profane
I hope we find our way back home someday
But I forget the way
(Hush we all fall down)