capo III
verse/chorus: G [G C] G G
pre-chorus: (Em Em D C) x4
outro: G C

trapped behind blue eyes without a word
the engine of your heart a broken bird
that drives your only hope off the rails
& breaks each small success, it never fails
don't spare details...full-blown the sails

& take apart his eminence
the officers, the evidence
the ones who came to speak

in your defense
in your defense

the lens refracts the light until it burns
your common cause was never taking turns
all praise a verb...you don't deserve

when friends exchange with enemies
the ghosts inside your family
& hold you back to speak

in your defense
in your defense...



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




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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