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track 07 from "live at dublin st. church", recorded on april 2, 2011.

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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 live at dublin st. church, released November 23, 2011
anna atkinson: violin/viola
jason chesworth: electric guitar

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