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IN YOUR DEFENSE

capo III
verse/chorus: G [G C] G G
pre-chorus: (Em Em D C) x4
outro: G C

trapped behind blue eyes without a word
the engine of your heart a broken bird
that drives your only hope off the rails
& breaks each small success, it never fails
don't spare details...full-blown the sails

[pre]
& take apart his eminence
the officers, the evidence
the ones who came to speak

[ch]
in your defense
in your defense

the lens refracts the light until it burns
your common cause was never taking turns
all praise a verb...you don't deserve

[pre]
when friends exchange with enemies
the ghosts inside your family
& hold you back to speak

[ch]
in your defense
in your defense...

[outro]

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

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the young novelists Toronto, Ontario

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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