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BACK TO THE HARD TIMES

capo III
verse: G C Em C G C D D
pre-chorus: Am C G B7
chorus: C D C D C D G G

brazen, blue on grey
like secrets tucked away
it doesn't hurt you the same & that makes it worse
there's nothing like a parade
of promises you shouldn't have made
& what if you had stayed to hear the second verse?

[PRE]
& all these declarations leave me cold...i'm not sold

[CHORUS]
i keep on coming back... x2
i keep on coming back to the hard times

there's a broken bike in our backyard
shouldn't have to be so hard
worrying at that scar is gonna leave a mark
cold sand on the beach
& cold stars, out of reach
you're trying out your speech as the days turn dark

[PRE]
& all these declarations leave me cold...i'm not sold

[CH]

[SOLO over VERSE]

this little town by the bay
with secrets tucked away
there's a place where you can pray & get no reply

[PRE]
[CH]

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from in city & country, released May 4, 2018

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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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