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LEFT BEHIND

capo II
verse: (E E A E E) x2 (E E A A F#m E E) x2
chorus: (Bm Bm F#m E E E E) x2
Bm Bm F#m E A A Adim Adim E (hold)
bridge: (E E A E E) x4 (E E A A) x4
(E E F#m/A A) to drum crash out

Adim: [01210x]
F#m/A: [00240x]

oh dear why won't you try?
new year's when you said goodbye
& down here there's a crowd they're young &
they're proud tonight
& one tear for each mistake, you're wrong & you
can't make it right

[ch]
& i can't understand
& now you can't defend
how you could end your life
& i am left behind

oh dear what does it take?
right here there's an endless ache
& small hurts that i made but i am afraid to break
what words? they're only part. the sound that my
heart still makes

[ch]

[instr. bridge]

[repeat last verse]

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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 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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