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verse: G G C G Em Em C G
chorus: Em Em C G
bridge: Em C G G Em C D D Em C G D Em C...G

i was born in your town / seems a hundred years ago
the shadow that's behind me / ain't the only one i know
i left you once before, oh / but i am here to stay

i can promise you tomorrow
i can't give you much today

i went through the canyon / & came out by the lake
i was thinking of forgiveness
can i make one more mistake?
i am still a poor man / & that's not my only crime

you deserve a better offer
am i just a waste of time?

& change is just a product of regret
& so i've changed & i'm not finished yet
but i can't change the past, & i can't change your mind
i can only pray...i'm not a waste of time

i've been down new orleans
& through the carolines
i've gambled with my virtue
& lost every time
& you would never say it
but i have drawn the line

[ch] x3
oh i do not deserve you
i am a waste of time


from in the year you were born, released September 11, 2012




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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