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released December 26, 2013

Recorded mixed and mastered by Eric "Juno Ears" La France at Jawbone Studios in Moose Jaw, SK

Produced by John Dale and Eric La France

John Dale - electric guitar/vocals/bass
"Cannonball" Kelly Gower - drums/harmonica/ vocals
Travis Geib - electric guitar
Cullen Wilson - bass/vocals

All songs written by John Dale

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Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

"Right now, there’s a guitarist from Moose Jaw who might be the saviour of Saskatchewan guitar rock and he’s missing a bunch of his fingers…. Johnny 2 Fingers & the Deformities take their cues from southern-fried boogie rock and infuse it with a boozy belt of punk rock for good measure.” - Ominocity.

Latest album McMillan’s Monster, made SaskMusic’s Top Ten Best Albums of 2015
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Track Name: Edge of The Road
No more standing on the edge of the road
With my thumb out besides me
No need to burden my friends with my load
Down that long, winding highway
But before I take off I best mention, I appreciate the ride
My turn to take the wheel, my turn to drive

Something has changed
Now I'm going my own way
That's the best way

No more standing at the edge of the road
With my thoughts all inside me
They've been screaming and I wanna explode,
So I best abide them
Then I'll take out a pen and paper, and jot down my mind
Write my plan to get out, my blue print to drive

The seasons of change,
They blow their own way,
That's the best way.

No more standing at the edge of the road
With my friends blowing by me
I ain't jealous but I feel so slow
And those rocks sure chip my teeth
And I know what they must be thinking,
"Oh that boy is just killing some time"
But it don't matter what you do, time dies all the time

So what do you say?
Let's go our own way
That's the best way

YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH!
Track Name: Singin' Outta Tune
I only met you about an hour ago
But something told me we'd be friends
It doesn't matter we don't really know each other
We will party as if we'd never end.

So take some chairs up from the basement
Duct tape the table's broken leg,
Now more the furniture we'll have a funk dance party
Oh hey, brother, what's your name again?

Soon we'll be,

(CHORUS)
Singing Outta Tune
On a Monday Afternoon
We will never make no money
Making songs just cuz they're funny!

We wake up early, or did we even sleep?
Drive to the diner and get a bite to eat
Laying by the river talking 'bout our checkered past
We could be working, but work can kiss our ass

We're busy,

(CHORUS)

Now it's time to go our separate ways,
Nothing worldly lasts forever
We hug each other - dirty, grubby, so hungover
And I'll see ya, next time we're passing through

And we'll be,

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Oversleep
Tonight I won't oversleep,
I'll wake up with the sun in the east,
Birds are chirping, I ain't working,
Life is good and life is sweet
Making friends with people I just meet

Friends with people I just met,
Best friends and I don't know 'em yet
It don't matter, it's all the same
I can love you and not know your name
This thing that unites us, this thing called pain

We've all had someone done broke our hearts
Not a matter of if, it's just when do we start
Start to get over and accept that life is
Life is whatever you think that it is

Depends how you see, depends how you feel
Just ask yourself and you'll for certain receive
Just ask yourself who you desire to be
But that's up to you, man, don't look at me

Here we go!

I know there's more to life than what I see
And there's more to give than to receive
So I give what I got and I give it for free
That's how love works, give it you'll see

Yeah, life can be so terrifically grand,
The more I love the more I understand
How everything works hand in hand
Around and around like a big ol' rubber band

Well, Tonight I won't oversleep
I'll wake up with the sun in the east
Birds are chirping and I ain't workin'
Life is good and life is sweet
Making friends with people I just meet
Friends with some dude out on the street
Best friends with a beautiful girl, ain't she a treat?
Making friends, that's just so neat!
Track Name: Electron Blues
Well I ain't too happy,
My world is upset,
My eyes are swelled swollen
And I feel unrest

But sad I am not
Cuz my cupboards ain't bare
And I've got a nice ceiling
That keeps the snow off my bed

Well a happy home is the thing that I'd love most
And I know how simple that might sound to you folks
Warm smiling faces and a nice hot meal
I don't really needs it, it's just how I feel

Now I can handle being alone, but what I don't understand
Does seeking a companion make me less of a man?
I'd love a bond that's thicker than water
Yeah, I think that's exactly the shit that I'm after

The sway of the trees in the late autumn breeze
Always seems to pacify me
Well who am I kidding? I've never left town...
But I think I just might, cuz I just found my sound!

I ain't seeking attention, I just got no shame
I'm tired of getting drunk and forgetting my name
I'd love a fortune but I'm so sick of the strain
And I'm tired of electrons ruining my day!

Who needs a fortune? And you can stuff the fame!
Yeah, I admit, I sound kind of lame
I'd love a bond that's thicker than water
Yes, I think that's exactly the shit that I'm after
Track Name: Govern Yourself
I'm standing in a grocery checkout line
Test of my patience, so I sit back and observe the times
Some plastic person in a magazine
Really is that who I'm supposed to be?
Why do we worship false deities?
Things can get misleading
But I trust that it is freeing to
Govern myself

The long arm of the law is greatly misused
When so many people are being abused
We kill each other in middle east
While people die from hunger on the streets
When will we remember that WE'RE ALL ONE!
Might sound lots like anarchy
But know I'm talking harmony,
Govern yourself

Govern Yourself
The Way You Wanna
Govern Yourself
The Way You Oughtta
Govern Yourself
Don't ya listen to me

Listen to yourself and set yourself free!

The dark side of man is far too well known
Like suckers we pay to be brain washed like drones
With endless distractions, electronic goals
Sensationalized bullshit broadcast to home
We work most our lives just to pay off some loans
When those shackles tighten
I don't care if it's frightening
I'll govern myself

Govern Yourself!
Track Name: Troubles in a Suitcase
I woke up one morning
About a quarter to three
Interrupted one of the best dreams
I've ever seen

Then I looked in the mirror
What you think I see?
Twelve other people
And they don't look like me

And we all want to be free

Though I feel alone
I know there's more like me
So many more than I'll ever see

And we all want to be free

This patch of freedom
Has been sewn on by me
I won't go down on bended knee

Cuz one day
This day
I'm gonna be free

I woke up one morning,
What you think I see?
One million people
Who don't look like me

I gotta keep moving
Don't slam the door
I don't wanna hurt nobody
I don't wanna hurt nobody anymore

Put my troubles in a suitcase
And shove em out the door
Ain't got no worries anymore

I got no worries
That's my charm
I can't get hurt
So I won't do harm

The only failure
Is to never fail
To never remember that is my
Living hell, well

Put my troubles in a suitcase
And throw em out the door
Ain't got no worries anymore

Fists of fire
Jailed cell
They think first
You'd never tell
They think fighting is something to do
They think fighting as a right to rule

Put my troubles in a suitcase
And shove em out the door
Ain't got no worries anymore

Now I'm standing
At a fork in the road
I'm sick and tired of being told
That there's only two paths that I'll ever know
Use my imagination
And off I go....
Track Name: Suit Don't Make The Man
When we were brought upon this world
It didn’t matter if you were a boy or a girl
You had to cover up, no ifs, ands or buts
The clothes on our backs became a must.

I sometimes ponder what to wear,
When to shave my face and when to cut my hair
Often times it’s to get paid, other times I’m just trying to get laid
By altering the natural beauty that I’m in,

Well, the suit don’t make the man.

So I grew up and got a job,
Flipping burgers for a hungry mob
All us workers we dressed the same and it might sound kind of lame,
But it was at that time a boy felt like he belonged,

And he knew... the suit don’t make the man.

Now you may have met this type before:
He sees a pretty girl dressed a certain way then calls her a whore,
Or he sees a different dude and says, “I don’t like his attitude”
Only based on the way he dresses and how he cuts his hair.

Well, I’ve worn a suit, I’ve worn a tie,
That don’t mean I’m some kind of nice guy
It don’t mean I’m bad
It don’t mean I’m sad
It don’t mean anything, it don’t mean anything at all

The suit don’t make the man.

Now when I am dead and laying in my box,
You might dress me up in a nice used tux,
I’ll have some makeup on, but my soul’s long gone

Just a big foofaraw for a dude turning into dust
A big foofaraw for a dude turning into to dust...
Just a big foofaraw for some dude turning into dust.

The suit don’t make the man

The suit don’t make the man

Be something while you can
Track Name: Another Lost Soul
Well I got some reasons
Why I should be leaving
But I haven't had enough to pack up my stuff and hit the road
And take off into the great unknown

Well I got the feeling
Like I'm under eating
If life's a buffet I got an empty bowl
Well get in line son, to get it full
Well I sat down now my belly moans

But I don't know
I feel like another lost soul
Just looking for what I think I can't find
It's about time I look inside
For whatever it is I'm looking for

Well I got the feeling
Like things they keep repeating
Around and around my head they go
Doubt coming back just like the snow
When it stops how I wish I'd know

Well I got soem reasons
Why I should be leaving
I'm sick and tired and my heart is growing cold
I'm much too young to feel this old
Who knows what great blessings these challenges will unfold?

But I don't know
I feel like another lost soul
I'm just looking for what I think I can't find
It's about time I look inside
For whatever it is I'm looking for

Well I got some reasons
Why I should be leaving
But the grass always seems greener on the other side
Should I stay in the light or run and hide?
Is it my heart being hurt or is it my pride

Well I know, I know all I'll ever need to know
Failure ain't my main concern
I just wanna live out all those sweet dreams I got
Up in there in my mind
If I'm mining time I best make it gold

You know what I've been seeing
In all these books I'm reading?
The world is my oyster I just gotta take control
Crack its shell and grab the pearl
Remember my blessings and share with the world

Well that sounds like some mighty fine advice
Awfully simple and simply nice
Yeah the grass may seem greener on the other side
It often does, but I will tell you what

It is ALWAYS the greenest where you water it, boys and girls
And that ain't no lie!
That's the truth.