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make the same mistakes

from in the year you were born by the young novelists

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capo III
verse: F C Dm F
chorus: Bb Dm C C

broken by her hand, cradled in your arms
sirens in your head – all five alarms
& the city is the perfect confidante
it gives you what you need, never what you want

& the lie you're sold is the same as every one you told
& whatever it takes you need another break
or a chance to make the same mistake

your broken baggage now heavy in your chest
the feeling that you lost all you possessed
all of your demands made without a voice
the fire in your head never had a choice
& artificial sympathies
dividing all your friends & enemies

& all you've been is a ghost in someone else's dream
& now that they're awak you only know the ache
& the need to make the same mistake

forgetting what you save, all your common grounds
a king is what you kept, wearing other crowns

[1st ch]
[2nd ch]


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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