The Summer of Tough Love

from by The Golden Seals

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None of this is true, except many of the words.


Born in The Summer of Tough Love
into a family fate thought little of
Fortune ignored us, luck said "nay"
only Emptiness would stay

In '71 it came to pass
we moved to the Valley of the Shattered Glass
lived in an abbatoir rent-free
the Dysfunctionals and me

Memory, I love you
you never seem to let me down
making me believe that we were safe and sound

Enter the 80s all goes wrong
lousy production and a little long
father was dead by '89
but the abbatoir was mine

Memory, I need you
why you leaving me so soon?
I haven't even had a chance to change my tune

Is anybody real anymore?
Fake conversations with fake friends
I think I'd go back to the abbatoir
and feel some real pain again

What do I tell my girl and son
about the place that their old man came from?
Was it any good?
Did we leave it like we should?

Memory, I hate you
now that I know what you are:
a lousy old B movie with a third rate star


from Stay Golden, track released August 26, 2014
Philip Shaw Bova - drums & percussion
David Jame Merritt - guitar, bass vocals



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The Golden Seals Ottawa, Ontario

The Golden Seals feature drummer and engineer (recording, not trains) Philip Shaw Bova and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dave Merritt, whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Sarah Harmer and Rheostatics. Their 2011 release "Increase the Sweetness" garnered substantial national radio play on CBC Radio 2, and also won several Nobel Prizes (in pop-rock and also chemistry). ... more

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