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you're on your own

from in the year you were born by the young novelists

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verse: G Em G Bm C G Am (Am D)
chorus: G G G D C C C D
bridge: C C G D

the rose is the lion of blooms
these singers will fill up a room
but every note they throw your way is false
you change how a room takes a sound
& measure a man by the pound
& the weight of his mistakes can give you pause

don't you see that you're on your own? x2
you've never been so alone
don't you see that you're on your own

the night has the stars in its eyes
cause the depth of the dark terrifies
but the strange is commonplace when you bring it home
they will prove what can never have proof
they will scare you by telling the truth
but the truth is all that you have when you're alone


G Em...

[ch] x2


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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