it's been a long time

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lyrics

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME

verse: [A9sus4 A] x3 E
pre-chorus: [D E F#m A] x2 D E
chorus: A Bm C#m E

make good on your word or suffer the same
i think you parked down at fairview to sully my name
you can't know the heartache of canadian fame
you think your hand's on the pulse but you're only touching a vein

PRE
& making a scene is my only skill
i'm falling like leaves i'm crawling uphill
when i began this life of crime
i needed your heart & you needed mine
oh it's been...yeah it's been a long time

CH.
(it's been a long time) x3

the arms crossed, the young girl & my autograph
the long talk, it's all verbs & nobody laughs
oh the tide turns & who's on about making a comeback?
no no i'm not all that you need, i'm all that you lack

[repeat pre-chorus]
[repeat chorus]

[instr. verse & half pre-chorus]

when i began this life of crime
i needed your heart & you needed mine
& it's been...yeah it's been a long time

[chorus] x2

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from goodnight, young novelist, released August 26, 2009

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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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