these small crimes

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james

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THESE SMALL CRIMES

intro: (C G F) x3 C
verse: (F Fsus2) x3 C
pre-chorus: Am Em F
chorus: C G Am Em F C G G7

highschool & heartache, how much can you take?
now you know you'll never break down
everybody's leaving, summertime grieving
cause no one's going to the same town
oh these loaded words they will go off
& break these hearts so young
ain't it tough?

[pre-chorus]
& half the time we're lost
where are the lines we've crossed?
can't you help this

[chorus]
now we'll confess, these small crimes that made this mess
& the little spot i keep inside my heart
just in case you decide these small crimes that we confide
can be chalked up to youth & we can start again.

[intro]

have you played my serenade?
bet you haven't heard it in a few years
all we did was never admit
& bring each other to tears

[pre-chorus]
& half the time we knew
& half we had no clue
what could happen...

[chorus]
[instr. 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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