Our Lady Peace


"We got to talking about having the image of a boxer on the cover. And then when it got to talking about the image of a boxer, well alright, how about George Chuvalo? Here's a Canadian icon who has had, I don't know the exact number but it's somewhere around 76 fights, professional fights, and he's never been knocked out. You know, been knocked down but never been knocked out. And then we had the opportunity to meet George, and we went to his house and he actually gave us the picture that we used on the cover from his personal collection. He's just such an awesome man and we were so taken by him that we went back again and recorded him talking, and we asked him a few questions -- interviewed him basically -- and we incorporated his answers into the last song on the record which is called Mettle. And George has had a lot of adversity in his life but through it all he holds his head high, and he's just... he's become a friend." -Duncan, interview with Canada Rocks


How do we agree?
How do we exceed?
Places that our lives have taken
Sharpened instruments
Failed experiments
Faces of the occupation

Boxing helps. I guess, I think it toughens your mind. I think you push yourself beyond certain limits, past [?]. The worst thing in the world is to be in a fight and to get tired. You don't want to get tired in a fight.

Say that you can show me
You don't know me
You want to live oh?
Say that you can own me
You think you know me but you're wrong

No matter how much natural ability you have there's a lot of working at it. You know, you don't need... Muhammad Ali was a great fighter but if he didn't train as hard as he did, he... you'd never hear the name Muhammad Ali [....become?]. You have to train hard, you have to devote yourself one hundred percent.

You can't be a success if you don't have any part of it. Like if you don't have discipline. You need discipline. You need discipline to do things. And the discipline is you do it without things, you know?

No matter if we say we believe this, we believe that, you know... there's certain things we believe. But just how strongly we believe is a matter, you know... it's what we want to believe. A force much stronger than us, a power... a power much more powerful, you know? But we still don't know. No matter how much we think we believe, we still tremor at the thought of dying. [?] we shiver [?] almost died, you know? There's something out there. But just to me it's like the great unknown. You know? I don't know.

One of the most important things in life is to have people who care about you, and you care about, you know... Love is the magic word, it is, you know? If it wasn't for love I wouldn't be here today.

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