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now's the time

from in city & country by the young novelists

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

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

    Includes unlimited streaming of in city & country via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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verse: Am G x3 G C x2
pre-chorus: Bm Em C C
chorus: G Bm C C x2 G B7 C C

don't you decide you won
cause you relied upon the only
people who idolize
until they realize they've drawn
taller lines for you
better times to make it true
the shoulders of giants gone
shows your reliance, all aloof
foreign eyes provide the proof

contemplate the frame to stretch your lies
bold but still ashamed to break your ties

but break them all, break them now's the time
you say you're not afraid – another lie?
you face a fall or face another climb
...well now's the time

look at this rivalry
seems to survive on jealousy
weighing the consequence
the light that you shone against
throwing a shadow there
what's the matter? don't you care?
climb the ladder not the stairs

& exercise restraint or canonize
finally find the strength to break your ties



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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