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DON'T WAIT

verse: Dm Am (Gm F) Bb
chorus: F Bb

up all night, whispers in my head
the MRI can't tell me what they said
& the stars are out...in their eternal debate
you can catch up to the answers if they'll wait

[CHORUS]
but they don't wait...they don't wait

quick as a scar, turning your head
i was allowed but i never said
& the words they will form a cascade
with the sun in your eyes, the mood of the place
the tick of the clock, the time that we waste
& i know you never felt more betrayed

[CH]
more betrayed...& i don't wait
i don't wait, i don't wait

[SOLO over VERSE]

blue & red lying in bed ashamed
the purple space between them goes unnamed
& you might state it plain – you might be saved
but i'll still lay my losses in your grave

[CH]
but you don't wait...& i don't wait
we don't wait...on our son
we both look...at the other one
& they don't wait; they don't wait.

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from in city & country, released May 4, 2018

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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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