Riot – Three Days Grace

three-days-graceOriginally known as Groundswell when they were in their teens, they were a five-piece band that started in 1992, transfoming into the trio known as Three Days Grace in 1997.

From Norwood, Ontario, Canada, many of their songs were inspired by living in a place where the population was around 1500 people. The bandmembers were still in high school when they had their first gig, and they performed anywhere that would accept them — including opening for a movie.

The trio eventually relocated to Toronto, where they were introduced to Gavin Brown, a producer, by their old manager. They played a private set for him and by the time it was over, they were signed onto a contract.

All of them are recovering addicts, and many of their songs have a dual meaning.

Riot

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If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
So ripped off so stepped on
You’re not the only one
Refusing to back down
You’re not the only one
So get up

Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot

If you feel so filthy
So dirty so fucked up
If you feel so walked on
So painful so pissed off
You’re not the only one
Refusing to go down
You’re not the only one
So get up

Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot

If you feel so empty
So used up, so let down
If you feel so angry
Just get up

Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot
Let’s start a riot, a riot
Let’s start a riot

  • Audio from the 2006 album, One-X:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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