i was a young man's son

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I WAS A YOUNG MAN'S SON

verse(6 count): C G
pre-chorus: (Am Em) x2 Am C
chorus: G Bdim C C
bridge: G G D D Em Em C C (G D Em Em) x2 G D Em C

kentucky stole my soul & nothing can bring it back
you give me everything you owe. you owe me a second act

[pre-chorus]
oh someday they will sell my grave
another acre they will pave & i need somebody to save me

[chorus]
oh i was a young man's son x2

the river, like the heart you break
forever takes the same old path
mistakes any man could make my father couldn't do the math

[pre]
& someday they will sell my name
every acre stays the same. i don't need anyone to blame me

[chorus]
oh i was a young man's son x2
the work here is never done

[bridge]
& we will stay true & pay all our dues
but if our best can't make it last
well my old man's already passed
i hope my children never ask
why their old man is always living in the past

[chorus]
oh i was a young man's son x2
the work here is never done
we work through the setting sun
these fields never get full grown
but i've got a son of my own

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from in the year you were born, track 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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