we never get the heart we want

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WE NEVER GET THE HEART WE WANT

V: Am F C (/B)
PRE: F Am
CH: C F C F C F C C
OUT: C F C C

brave & young when we spoke side by side
i kept the shirt that i wore when you cried
someday soon all the changes you deny
will show through despite what you do to hide

PRE
& then we will come around / our ship come in or run aground
the deadly sin the smallest sound / will begin...

CH
we cannot regret & never get the heart we want
the ghost of a chance there's nowhere left for it to haunt

but i watch you with a loving eye
every day is blue & grey when you say goodbye

some goodbyes are just retreats / through my window to the street
i can watch you in defeat / & still say...

we don't give up yet & never get the heart we want
the ghost of a chance there's nowhere left for it to haunt

(solo over verse)

you don't know me like you should
all my faults come across as something good

but the truth is not entire / i'm not worth being a liar
i'm just smoke, i'm no fire / i'm no hope...

1st CH
2nd CH

OUT
there's nowhere left for it to haunt...

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from goodnight, young novelist, released August 26, 2009

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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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