for what it's worth

from by the young novelists

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FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

verse: C C G Am Am Am Am Am Am F C C C C
chorus: F C G Am F C G G
bridge: Dm [Dm F] G G Am [Am /B] C C

have a little faith in what you make
stop keeping track of your mistakes
oh you wrote a ghost there in the words
about another pain that you endured
& if you're lonely now well still you're young
getting older with every song you've sung
'til your voice is broke & your heart is played
well a star is born but a man is made

[chorus]
the heart string is breaking like you rehearsed
centuries in the making, for what it's worth

you're trapped in the amber of your flaws
& you soldier on where others pause
accused until you can't succeed
well you cut yourself 'til you can't bleed
& the strings will play to name your fear
if only you could disappear

[ch]
alarms sing the break-in & the fifth becomes the first
centuries in the making, for what it's worth

[br]
every lonely one you take them on
& nothing's easy for you don't belong...
you don't belong

(instr. verse)
have a little faith in what you make
stop keeping track of your mistakes
cause your voice is broke & your heart is played
well a star is born but a man is made

[1st chorus]

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from in the year you were born, released September 11, 2012

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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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