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it seems to happen all the time

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: [G (G D)] x2 Am C G (G D)
chorus: [Em (/F# G) C D] x2 Am C G D
bridge: [Bm C G D] x2 Bm C G G
outro: G D

waiting long distance heart
playing all of the parts
& i'm so lonely i'm ashamed
i've got to fail to learn so will
i only learn to fail, & still
i find i'm taking all the blame
a consequence of staying the same

& if i wait, & if i hope / am i giving myself rope
with which to hang my little head / or get my heart tied up instead
(it seems to happen all the time) x2

your little look in a photograph
i'm tangled up with my better half
& i'm a thief to my common sense
but which is worse, the do or die
the love i lost when i didn't try
your lips could pull me off the fence
maybe we could be good parents


i could hold you for a night / & when we walk we walk in time
swinging hands i know aren't mine / talking about our next time
we get to spend / (hoping this one never ends) x2

waiting long distance heart
it's my turn so i should start
i'll show you everything inside
& say i wish that you were mine
(it seems to happen all the time) x2
but this doesn't happen all the time



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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