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it gets a little lonely

from in city & country by the young novelists

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    A shiny CD complete with all the music from the album and definitely nothing more than that. Beautifully designed by Roberta Landreth.

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verse: C F C F Am G C F
chorus: Dm G C F

make me over & i'll make do
nights like these are precious few
quiet, dark, and beautiful
like a wedding or a funeral
well, we learn our lessons the hard way
the hard way; the hard way
from every question you don't say
you don't say...you don't say

growing older means you only
get to find out it gets a little lonely

let me down with one long look
they tell me that you wrote the book
but tell me now what kind of crook
breaks the only thing they took?
& you took it just to give it back
in pieces sharp & black
well we learn our lessons the hard way
the hard way – the hard way


...find out it gets a little lonely
find out it gets a little lonely


from in city & country, released May 4, 2018




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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