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truth will do us in again

from goodnight, young novelist by graydon james




verse: [B B G#m F# G#m] E
pre-chorus: D# E
chorus: B D# B E B D# G#m F#
outro: (in ¾) B E G

can you believe the way we look?
how far we got & how long it took?
you made my autobiography
something to read i turn a page
i see your name, you're at an age
you know all my geography
with little looks -- no innocence
we're all prepared but no defense
cause once you start
you're the change of heart

i'm on my knee to clean the mud
you touched my head & made a flood
the bitter pill that did the good

we both knew what truth could do
& truth will do us in again
yeah we knew what truth could do
& truth will do us in again

these hearts will break & never mend
the blood will pump but where does it end?
we've been growing up alone
oh little girls are undefended
& little boys can't stop pretending
their hearts are stone & their tears go unknown

our history for goodness sake
written in tears on our heartache
i want to sing but my voice will break




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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