exception to the rule

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EXCEPTION TO THE RULE

verse: G G Dm Dm C C G D
chorus: (B7 B7 C G) x2 C G C B7

these old friends, the same equations
these subtle coffins you cut them out, you cut them out
there are mountains. you go around them
& in the end there is no doubt, there is no doubt
[instr. verse]
the old trail you travel full sail
it echoes one tale: a story told, a story told

[chorus]
but this exception to the rule will prove me right
& no temptation forces you to take my side
all the sadness that you hide
& you're telling me you tried it once...

put down the image of your hometown
the sentimental say, now is not the time, it's not the time
those last looks, all the time that you took
& everyone knows one crook
& you were mine, & you were mine

[chorus]

[instr. verse x2]

[chorus]
but this exception to the rule will prove me right
& no temptation forces you to take my side
your innocence, your pride
all the sadness that you hide
& you're telling me you tried & tried...

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from a small town eulogy, released April 27, 2011

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Exclaim! dubbed their first EP “unpretentious brilliance” and this Toronto-based folk-roots band has won critical acclaim ever since. Stephen Fearing described them as having “tight arrangements, great dynamics, and good songs with beautiful harmonies” and their live shows capture audiences with both barnstorming singalongs and heartbreaking folk ballads. ... more

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