Five Roses

by The Nils

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obmaz From legendary MTL-based The Nils!!!

The Fourth Line is a great opener and sings of our everyday lives: we are all somebody's somebody, but in the end, we are nobodies, playing on the fourth line, getting our teeth kicked out. But hey! We keep getting up, right?

Kudos to Carlos Soria and the band for putting a smile on my face! So catchy, fun and powerful!
Favorite track: Fourth Line.
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Jonathan Thériault This is the best sounding recording from the homeboys in a long time! Loved shadows & ghosts but this one has the real real pep & energy that made me fall in love with The Nils in the first place. The Nils are living legends Favorite track: Mud.
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1.
Fourth Line 02:31
I'm in the corner looking for my teeth And it shows I'm in the box cause I can't shoot or score That's for sure The ghost of Sanderson knows I've taken too many blows I lost my keys in the snow Enrico Ciccone he knows I'm on the fourth line! I'm skating circles round a Russian Down on all fours I got a hat trick in the Swiss league Four years ago The ghost of Sanderson knows I've taken too many blows I'm playing golf in the snow Enrico Ciccone he knows I'm on the fourth line! I'm in the corner looking for my teeth And it shows Claude Mouton's taping up my nose Cause it's broke The ghost of Sanderson knows I've taken too many blows I'm playing golf in the snow…
2.
Going out each day to score, she was no whore but for me Celebrating every day the way she thought it should be And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue She was always by my side and never tried to leave Standing up for me and like a tree for what she believed And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue Don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue No more rope and too much dope, she's lying on the bed Angels pacing, gently placing roses 'round her head And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue Now I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue And I don't know what to do Now that pink has turned to blue Now I don't know what to do
3.
Mud 02:59
I’ve got some lovin’ runnin’ through my veins Oh baby you’ve been on my brain I’ll tell you honey I’ve been diggin’ those lips I’m gonna give you a great big kiss I’m in love I’m stuck in your mud I’m stuck in your mud Babe I’ve never had it quite like this My heart is flippin’ out flip, flop, fizz It’s quite the stretch I’m walking 6 feet tall Wrote our initials on the bathroom wall I’m in love I’m stuck in your mud I’m stuck in your mud No more Chinese rocks Like a mother fuck No more chollo muck Found someone that I am fond of Think I’ll just hang on Babe I’ve never had it quite like this My heart is flippin’ out it’s flip, flop, fizz It’s quite the stretch I’m walking 6 feet tall Wrote our initials on the bathroom wall I’ve got some lovin’ runnin’ through my veins Oh baby you’ve been on my brain I’ll tell you honey I’ve been diggin’ those lips I’m gonna give you a great big kiss I’m in love I’m stuck in your mud I’m stuck in your mud I’m stuck in your mud I’m stuck in your mud
4.
I won’t tell you What I can’t tell you Cause I can’t hold you Like I used to do Somethin’s wrong ya Somethin’s missin’ I guess it’s me That I can’t hold you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Somethin’s wrong ya Somethin’s missin’ I guess it’s me That I can’t hold you So I won’t tell you What I can’t tell you I guess it’s me then I can’t hold you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Yea I’m losing ground Runnin’ after you Runnin’ after you Runnin’ after you Runnin' after you
5.
Spoke to the man who knew so much He left no fingerprints he had no touch And he spoke too much Spoke of his plan and he made it seem do grand Pulled out a calculator, turned on a lamp Here comes a colourful graph Golden silence please Cause talk is cheap round here Elephant with trunk Takes a gigantic dump King Kong, King Kong King Kong, King Kong Malcolm and Martin and Muhameed Ali He spoke to Alla, his cousin and me Oh and it dug down deep The search for greatness has now become sport He's got Mahovlich to Shutt to Lafleur And he shoots and he scores Sugar coated lump Bruins take the cup Elephant with tusk Does not give a… King Kong, King Kong King Kong, King Kong

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The Nils :: Five Roses

01 - Fourth Line (Alex & Carlos Soria)
02 - Pink Turns to Blue (Grant Hart)
03 - Mud (Alex & Carlos Soria)
04 - Losing Ground (Alex & Carlos Soria)
05 - Elephant Trunk (Alex & Carlos Soria)

credits

released November 4, 2022

Carlos Soria - Bass guitar, Vocals
Mark Donato - Guitar, Vocals
Phil Psarakos - Guitar, Vocals
Emilien Catalano - Drums

Produced / mixed / recorded / engineered by Peter Edwards at Studio Plateau (INDICA), Montreal, QC, Feb 19-20, March, April, May, June, August & September 2022.

Mastered by Ryan Morey ( www.ryanmoreymastering.com )
Cover painting courtesy of Dr. Sorouja Moll (www.soroujawebsite.com)

A very heartfelt thanks to Francis Catalano.

In loving memory of Gord Lewis.

Management:

Peter Wark
Peter J. Wark Management Inc.
peter@peterwark.com

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