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portrait of a young man

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: [A B] x2 A B D A
pre-chorus: A Dm
chorus: [A C#] x3 C B

i am muddy waters / i'm broken down i'm told
i am muddy waters & i am slow
i am muddy waters / don't wait till i'm alone
i get fed up don't disappoint me
just watch the show

let's take a minute
just to calm down
we'll walk the streets
of my innocent hometown
don't question why do you have
questions anyhow?

i am muddy waters / that started out so pure
i am wasting away & there's no cure
avoid me i am an optimist / that started out so pure

(are you positive? i'm sure) x3

let's take a moment
just to calm down
i'm sick and tired
of my innocent hometown
don't worry why do you have
worries anyhow?

[solo over A B D A)

i am muddy waters / i'm breaking down right now

(are you positive? i'm sure) x3
(i'm sure) x6


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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