Uncertainties

by The Gentlemen Thieves

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Michael F. A rock solid slab of pop--punk perfection sans nasal whine, THE GENTLEMEN THIEVES offer up a wealth of ace melodies and a boatload of depth rather than the verse-chorus-verse formula. I would love to hear more from these guys. Their work with an Ex-Sum 41 dude shows; there's polish yet a dash of grit. This is truly great stuff... Not to be missed for any self-deprecating pop-punk fan... Favorite track: Fading Echo.
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"Uncertainties" marks the explosive debut album from The Gentlemen Thieves. Over the course of two years, the band has been working with Dave Baksh (ex-SUM41, Organ Thieves, Black Cat Attack) to create an album that fully encompased what the band was all about. The title derives from the lyrical content, which touches on the uncertainties one may have in life - whether a relationship, profession or one's self.

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released April 22, 2014

The Gentlemen Thieves are:
Ken Taylor
David Huzyk
Dylan Ramstead
Thomas Lesnick

Produced by The Gentlemen Thieves and Dave Baksh @ The Gentleman's Den
Mixed by Tyler Gardiner @ TouchBass Productions
Mastered by Steve Rizun @ Drive Studios
Artwork by Chris Cresswell @ God Damn Design

All songs written and performed by The Gentlemen Thieves
All lyrics written by Ken Taylor
Additional lyrics on "Comatose Party" written by David Huzyk and Jake Saunders
All bass written and performed by Jake Saunders
Additional vocals on "Caught Your Eye", "Comatose Party", "Please Tell Me Off" and "Capsized" by Jake Saunders
The Gentlemen's Choir consists of TGT, Jake Saunders, Beata Taylor, Jesse McMullen, Chad Manning, Brinsley Cuffy, and Andrew Falcao
"Dat Pic Scrape Though" by Dave Baksh on "Fading Echo"
Band Photo by Beata Taylor Photography
Layout by David Huzyk and The Gentlemen Thieves

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The Gentlemen Thieves Toronto, Ontario

Since 2011, The Gentlemen Thieves have been bringing raw songwriting and energy back into pop/punk where it belongs. With catchy songs that make you want to sing out loud, and a Canada-wide trail of touring experience, The Gentlemen Thieves are definitely a band to look out for in 2014 as they release their debut album "Uncertainties"... ... more

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Track Name: Don't Worry
Written by Ken Taylor

She was waiting for him at the door
The sand kicks off his boots
As he makes his way past her
He Couldn't leave her faster
He's got good posture, ready for the kill
He's got her wanting to make him meals
Wrapped around his finger, souls intertwined
Is what she thinks when he's on her mind

I'm standing on a pier
She's wasting away her years
Don't worry, he will be sorry
And I will climb up to the top
I can be your hero
It'll never be enough

Oh no, I know what we're fighting for
I think that we need to explore
Shut down that kid on the dancefloor

Because
I'm standing on a pier because
She's wasting away her years
Don't worry, he will be sorry
And I will climb up to the top
I can be your hero
It will never be enough
WOAH
It will never be enough

Don't worry, he will be sorry
And I will climb up to the top
I can be your hero
It'll never be enough

Don’t worry
He will be sorry
Don’t worry

Don’t worry
He will be sorry
Don’t worry
Track Name: Your Beauty Is Not Forgotten
Written by Ken Taylor

A tattoo added on his back
Body art makes her go numb
Body art makes her go numb
It makes him groan, these angry bones
As it fills his pride and takes him even higher
He hopes that this could be for real

But wait, now where did you go?
I can’t see you

Seasons change and feelings fall
And your beauty is not forgotton
Yeah, I wish you well
What do I owe you
You don’t own me

She has golden locks of hair
Shining through the morning sun
Shining through the morning sun

I’d like to mean it when I have to
I’d think to show it when I know you
Darkness brings me fear
As we go on we start to argue
I think I’ll escape, but I found you
her heart’s covered in tears

But wait, now where did you go?
I can’t see you

Seasons change and feelings fall
And your beauty is not forgotton
Yeah, I wish you well
What do I owe you
You don’t own me
You don’t own me

Hey
Now where did you go?
Hey
I can’t see you
Hey
Even through two blackened eyes

But wait, now where did you go?
I can’t see you even through two blackened eyes
Wait, now wait
I can’t see you!

Seasons change and feelings fall
And your beauty is not forgotton
Yeah, I wish you well
What do I owe you
You don’t own me
Seasons change and feelings fall
And your beauty is not forgotton
Yeah, I wish you well
What do I owe you
You don’t own me
Track Name: Fading Echo
Written by Ken Taylor

He's in a shower with wine
Clothes wet, he's starting to shine
He's pouring over his health
Or how he's wishing for wealth
A most peculiar gift
He's made his one dying wish
His mind is cluttered and stained
This man will not stay the same

He shunned himself from the world
Put down, rejected by girls
A bottle opens tomorrow
To drown himself in his sorrows
Degrading his mental mind
We think he's wasting his time
We know he's better than this
Sometimes the point can be missed

You are better than this
Go out and seek your own help
Or listen to someone else
You are better than this
Quit hiding in the shadows
Bowed head, a fading echo

Thoughts are falling behind
Support cannot save this time
He needs a shoulder to lean on
His legs are weak with burden
He craves just one more kiss
Remembers both of their bliss
When they would hold each other
She's gonna find another

You are better than this
Go out and seek your own help
Or listen to someone else
You are better than this
Quit hiding in the shadows
Bowed head, a fading echo




Don’t be a fading echo
Don’t be a fading echo
You are better than this
Don’t be a fading echo
Don’t be a fading echooooo ohhh ohhh oohhh
You are better than this

He's in a shower with wine
Clothes wet, he's starting to shine
He's pouring over his health
Or how he's wishing for wealth
A most peculiar gift
He's made his one dying wish
His mind is cluttered and stained
This man will not stay the same

You are better than this
Go out and seek your own help
Or listen to someone else
You are better than this
Quit hiding in the shadows
Bowed head, a fading echo

You are better than this
You are better than this
Quit hiding in the shadows
Bowed head a fading echo
Track Name: Kathleen
Written by Ken Taylor

Kathleen
You keep me awake from my dreams
As I try to keep my eyes shut
I feel like I have had enough
Kathleen
You take away the breath from me
You have me tied up to your front porch
And I’m begging at your door

I keep shaking
Pushed into a habit
My mind is slowly breaking
When I cannot have it
I keep shaking
Pushed into a habit
My mind is slowly breaking
When I cannot have it so

You know you know you know
You know I want one more

When you leave me I won’t forget it
You are the one thing that keeps me awake in my mind
You deceive me, I won’t regret it
I feel like my brain will shut off and then I’ll die

Kathleen
You keep the love between the sheets
As I roll onto the floor
I crawl back in and I’m craving more
Kathleen
You fuel my daily ecstasy
As I start to drain, yeah
You pick me up and I feel no pain

I keep shaking
Pushed into a habit
My mind is slowly breaking
When I cannot have it
I keep shaking
Pushed into a habit
My mind is slowly breaking
When I cannot have it so

You know you know you know
You know I want some more

When you leave me I won’t forget it
You are the one thing that keeps me awake in my mind
You deceive me, I won’t regret it
I feel like my brain will shut off and then I’ll die

Let’s GO!

Ok I guess, I took in more than I needed
Well, I lost it – I know, that I have acted conceited
When I stumble and fall, you held me up tall
You took things for granted, you stayed through it all
Ok, I guess I took in more than I needed

When you leave me I won’t forget it
You are the one thing that keeps me awake in my mind
You deceive me, I won’t regret it
I feel like my brain will shut off and then I’ll die

When you leave me
You are the one thing that keeps me awake in my mind
I wont forget it
I feel like my brain will shut off and then I’ll die
Track Name: Caught Your Eye
Written by Ken Taylor

I don’t know how I’m gonna shake this feeling
My nervous system is working overtime

The autumn leaves are changing and they’re gonna croak
And break off from the sky
And when they fall, we don’t care where they’re gonna land
I know that I caught your eye

Some people just don’t get what it is to be loved
It’s a gift that’s inside that is sent from above

So please don’t hurt me
I gave you my heart
So please don’t hurt me
(So please don’t hurt me)
I gave you my heart

oh please don’t hurt me

The autumn leaves are changing and they’re gonna croak
And break off from the sky
And when they fall, we don’t care where they’re gonna land
I know that I caught your eye

So please don’t hurt me
I gave you my heart
So please don’t hurt me
(so please don’t hurt me)
I gave you my heart

I don’t know how I’m gonna shake this feeling
I don’t know
I don’t know
I don’t know how to shake this
I don’t know how to shake this
I don’t know how to change this


The autumn leaves are changing and they’re gonna croak
And break off from the sky
And when they fall, we don’t care where they’re gonna land
I know that I caught your eye

So please don’t hurt me
(so please don’t hurt me)
I gave you my heart
So please don’t hurt me
(so please don’t hurt me)
Track Name: Figure Out
Written by Ken Taylor

I can feel the fingers on my neck
They’re closing in to stop the breathing

Can you help me out
I’m tired of being back lined
Help me figure out

I get mad when being contested
I’ll recompose so that I don’t miss it

Can you help me out
I’m sitting on the sidelines
Help me figure out

I don’t care if I get a hideaway
I don’t need a place to stay
I am unemotive
And I’m complicated
And I’m dressed up for that night
Can’t take it back cause I know I’m not ready and I
Put on a sweater cause the weather is heavy
I was moved by the change of the breeze so
I wrote you a song to save you and me

No hate, pro change, I’m liking this
Keep it going, don’t stop, cause I’m loving this

Can you help me out
I’m tired of being back lined
Help me figure out

I hold it in to maintain my composure
Ask me those questions, and I’ll tell you I’m not sure

Can you help me out
I’m sitting on the sidelines
Help me figure out

I don’t even care
How successful you are without me
You give an evil stare
No matter what, I know you need me
I’ve been trying to find a way
The demons chasing me have found a way to ensnare my heart
Whispers tear me apart

Let it go
Let it go
I have to know
I have to know
Let it go
Let it go
I have to know
I have to know

This is my “Plan A”
Not my “Plan B”
How about some empathy
There wasn’t much for me
Give me a reason why you hate me
Give me a reason why you hate what got this started

No hate, pro change I’m liking this
Keep it going, don’t stop because I’m loving this

Can you help me out
Just sitting on the sidelines
Help me figure out
Track Name: Comatose Party
Written by Ken Taylor, David Huzyk and Jake Saunders

I’m hanging on the edge
My fingers are bleeding
The kids are laughing and throwing stones
I can’t find my scene

Give up, the party’s over
Just move on with your life
Over saturation from an apathetic nation
Well it wouldn’t be a struggle without the strife

I try so desperately to keep integrity intact
You can hold me tall
Or you can watch me fall
Just like the Berlin Wall
You tried to succumb to an ultimate defeat

Over exposure
My mind’s receding
Now tell me, where is my closure?
Was it on the TV?

Explode, our voices growing
Change is on its way
It may not be tomorrow
But everything that’s hollow
Will eventually crumble and fade away

We try so desperately to keep integrity intact
you can hold me tall
Or you can watch me fall
Just like the Berlin Wall
You tried to succumb to an ultimate defeat

And if you think we’ve given up, well guess what, we’re not
HELP ME UP AND WATCH ME FALL

GO!
Track Name: Please Tell Me Off
Written by Ken Taylor

A creepy crawling insect
Moving across my carpet
With one leap, he is left behind
Somebody tell me which way to fly
to fly
The mystery shines in your eyes
Please tell me off, I dare you to
How dare you, how dare you
Please help me up, it turns out that I need you
It’s what she was proven to do
The whispering voice is so soft
I can feel the hot wind in my ear
And I feel you move right through me
I’m a little lost but not ready to die
To die
I suck it up and start to cry

Please tell me off, I dare you to
How dare you, how dare you
Please help me up, it turns out that I need you
It’s what she was proven to do

The well is poisoned with strychnine
Now I’m blind
I’ll look to the past and let it pass by

Please help me up, it turns out that I need you
How dare you, how dare you
Please tell me off, I dare you to
It’s what she was proven to do

GO
Track Name: Why Even Try
Written by Ken Taylor

He works 9-5 everyday
A shallow existence to his dismay
He’s building a future while he’s losing hope
And how could he phrase that void
That’s held in his apartment
He’s climbing this escarpment
Another uphill battle today

Why even try if the industry’s absurd
And why even write another broken verse
I’m building a family but playing with passion

I could sacrifice all I’ve got
I’ll tie my fingers into a knot
I’ll hang up the guitar and I won’t sing
I could put on a spiffy suit
I’m looking sharp
I’m taking cues
I’d rather tie my tie into a noose

Why even try if the industry’s absurd
And why even write another broken verse
I’m building a family but playing with passion

I’m playing with passion

I’m building a family, but playing with passion
I’m signing the contracts, I’m raking the cash in
I’m selling out stadiums, if you could imagine
I’m over a hill looking down from my mansion
Everyone’s leaving, my ego is growing
Load in the décor, and get the champagne flowing
A shallow existence, for a pessimistic
Person who has lost all for the stuff that he’s been given

Why even try if the industry’s absurd
why even write another broken verse
I’m building a family but playing with passion
I’m building a family but playing with passion
I’m building a family but that’s all that matters
But that’s all that matters
Track Name: Sick of Me
Written by Ken Taylor

We’re growing up
Now she says that she’s had enough
She’s making music
She’s going for the fans to fill up the grandstands
We’re growing up

Oh no, I think I’m trapped with a
Problem, I can’t seem to get out of
This one, we’ll try this time
We’re stepping further from the line

I have seen you
Sing on the TV
I know that you
Are just so sick of me
What can I do now
When you’re so sick of
You’re sick of me right now

I’m freaking out
Please help me, can you hear me out?
I’m going crazy
I’ll stick with the rhythms, I can’t seem to stick ‘em
I’m freaking out

Oh no, I think I’m trapped with a
Problem, I can’t seem to get out of
This one, we’ll try this time
We’re stepping further from the line

I have seen you
Sing on the TV
I know that you
Are just so sick of me
What can I do now
When you’re so sick of
Sick of me right now

GO

I can never reach
You’ll never get her
I can never reach
You’ll never get her
WHEN YOU’RE SO SICK OF ME
Track Name: Capsized
Written by Ken Taylor


All I know is just one thing
You won’t leave my side
Have I hurt you
You look so sad tonight
I’ll brighten your face and lift up your day
With each tidal wave we slowly evade
Cast out the bad dreams, life is not what it seems
Let us drift away on these stormy seas

Hope I won’t go changing
No, I won’t go chasing
Hope I won’t go changing
(I won’t go changing)
No, I won’t go chasing

And as our vessel falls under we will sing:
“Oh, holy ghost, come and fill my soul
we’ll sail away into the undertow
save this ship, so then we will not drown”

I know that this is getting complicated
I feel that something’s missing, I’m frustrated
I know that sooner or later I will break the point
Help, I’m just beneath the surface
Pull me up to prove that I am worth this
Help, I’m just beneath the surface
Pull me up to prove that I am worth this

I won’t go changing
(I won’t go changing)
No, I won’t go chasing

And as our vessel falls under we will sing:
“Oh, holy ghost, come and fill my soul
we’ll sail away into the undertow
save this ship, so then we will not drown”

All I’ve ever wanted in a girl is you
All I’ve ever wanted in a girl is you
All I’ve ever wanted in a girl is you and you are mine

“Oh, holy ghost, come and fill my soul
we’ll sail away into the undertow
save this ship, so then we will not drown

“Oh, holy ghost, come and fill my soul
we’ll sail away into the undertow
save this ship, so then we will not drown”

All I’ve ever wanted in a girl is you, and you are mine.