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hold on to all the secrets

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: Bb F
chorus: [Dm Dm A Bb F F F7 F7] x2 Dm Dm A Bb F Gm7 Bb C F
bridge: [F C Dm A F A Bb Bb] x2 Bbm

hold on to all the secrets that you got
the scandal will be simpler when i get caught
& it's alright that it's all wrong
you'll hear your worst fears in a hand-me-down song &

it's dangerous to get to know me &
you are on the list, right below me
oh & you'll be safe unless you throw me
so behave & watch what you say

remind me how you won?
the mot juste, the antidote & the tip of my tongue
& i talked a blue streak
now you're blue, well what's new? another record-breaking week

[solo over verse]

(in my head the beautiful things i've said
should make you feel better but you feel worse instead.) x2

hold on to all the secrets that you got...


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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