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emma, keep my stuff (safe)

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




chorus: F C E Am F C E E7
verse: [Am G F E] x3 C F C E

emma, another guy has got your number
& he'll probably call you up, & you'll go out with him

your dreidle broke & it was all my fault
but you took the blame & stood up for me
& when your mom left, you turned to me & said:
"i think you're cool." well no one ever thought
i was cool until you
suddenly changed like a musical robot.
you talked like this, & rubbed it in
& what's wrong with me saying "i love you" in a letter?
i used to feel like hell, but i like you in that sweater


there's nothing like pasta on a tuesday
it completes me the way you never could even if you tried
oh but sometimes i wish you were like pasta on a tuesday:
[you'd fill me up, yeah,] x3, fuller than religion

[chorus] 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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