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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

verse: C C G Am Am Am Am Am Am F C C C C
chorus: F C G Am F C G G
bridge: Dm [Dm F] G G Am [Am /B] C C

have a little faith in what you make
stop keeping track of your mistakes
oh you wrote a ghost there in the words
about another pain that you endured
& if you're lonely now well still you're young
getting older with every song you've sung
'til your voice is broke & your heart is played
well a star is born but a man is made

[chorus]
the heart string is breaking like you rehearsed
centuries in the making, for what it's worth

you're trapped in the amber of your flaws
& you soldier on where others pause
accused until you can't succeed
well you cut yourself 'til you can't bleed
& the strings will play to name your fear
if only you could disappear

[ch]
alarms sing the break-in & the fifth becomes the first
centuries in the making, for what it's worth

[br]
every lonely one you take them on
& nothing's easy for you don't belong...
you don't belong

(instr. verse)
have a little faith in what you make
stop keeping track of your mistakes
cause your voice is broke & your heart is played
well a star is born but a man is made

[1st chorus]

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from in the year you were born, released September 11, 2012

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

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