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all the stars come down

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: (Em C G Bm Am) x4 A7
chorus: D D G A

hey modern world there's a time & a place
to remind me i'm a thorn in your side
i'm a thorn & if this talk is a waste of time
well, i am sworn to defend i am sworn
to tell you all your modern war is a waste
i will warn you that you need a warning
don't be so sure...so sure

there's an open road
i have walked upon
take a heavy load
share it with the dawn
& you will know...

dig for a dime & you'll find that the devil's only
in the way that you say no way
& never mind that the earth is holy
it's a prayer for us all & beware
when you decide – don't fake the smile
next door it's worldwide – my inch your mile
comfort & suicide...comfort & suicide

there's an open road
we will all walk down
paved with the gold
from every crown
& you will know... [verse instr. once]

& the stars fall down
all the stars come down x2


from goodnight, young novelist, released August 26, 2009




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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