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a small town eulogy

by the young novelists

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IT TAKES ALL KINDS verse: (G D D D) x3 G A Asus4 A chorus: (D A Bm Bm) x3 A Asus4 A outro: (G A Asus4 A) x3 G D caught in my head my one foolish friend getting ahead by playing pretend you left us for dead we were just at the end of the verse of the song when i come along...come along x3 & do everything wrong you felt like you[tacit] belonged like a harmony sung [chorus] break these ties as restless as two young lies between us it takes all kinds we know what it takes [solo over verse] you're [tacit]here in my mind so easy to find i just look down or behind to make sure to make sure to make sure you're not scared oh i know you so well don't say that i don't & i put you through hell as you already know oh i meant well, but i guess that don't make it easy to bear [chorus] x2 [outro] ...we know what it takes x3
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...
left behind 06:00
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]
TAKE YOUR TIME verse: D D G D [A G] D chorus: Em Bm [G F#m] A Em Bm G A try, sure that it's enough there's nowhere left to hide & push has come to shove it's just a point of pride for you my love. wait these words come off the cuff we both arrive too late for what you're thinking of you'd better learn to take your time my love. [chorus] we can't change & there's no saving those who come along pay this price & live this life & all the wrongs are right before too long make me admit & i'll say it's true i'm gonna commit to the likes of you if you'll have me, i know it's tough all i've got is not enough but pride for you my love. you talk me down baby, but you don't talk down & make my heart sing with the smallest sound & i've got these bags, oh all my stuff you smooth it out when things get rough & you take your time my love [chorus] [instrumental] [repeat 1st & 2nd verse at the same time] take your time my love... take, oh you take your time my love.


released April 27, 2011

all songs wriitten & arranged by graydon james & the young novelists

the band:
noel di tosto - electric guitar, mandolin, banjo
alex dodd - pianos, organ
graydon james - vocals, acoustic guitar
shawn jurek - vocals, bass
mike paddags - drums
laura spink - vocals

additional players:
elaine choi - violin, viola, clarinet
james mceleney - double bass
patric mcgroarty - cornet

engineered: andrew noakowski at empire sound - www.goempire.ca
mixed & mastered: shawn jurek - www.shawnjurekmastering.com
management: amie therrien - management@theyoungnovelists.com
additional assistance: letting artists make art - www.lamavision.com
design: kate peer - www.katepeerdesign.com




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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