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the day your love will pass me by

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: E B7
chorus: A E B7 E A E A B7 E

save your smile for the boy
who will find the heart you thought you'd lost
& when your trial is truly done
there will be peace in love so tempest toss'd

& i'm not trying to be your saviour
though the thought may pass behind my eye
i'm looking forward to the day your
the day your love will pass me by

a railroad walk, a handheld talk
a heart that knows when to give in
a long sad look, an open book
a girl who knows she's wearing thin

& i can see that you need comfort
though i will never see you cry
i can't take all, but i'll take some hurt
the day your love will pass me by

[instr. verse]

we will learn to say goodbye
& live with all the damage done
& i'm no cure, but i can say
i've loved as much as anyone

[repeat first chorus]


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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