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We recorded this song back in 2011 with the band from The Burn The Truth The Lies but decided not to include it on that album. This version is more meandering and haunting and I think it's better suited to the lyrics. Sometimes we're jerks without meaning to be. Has someone ever worked really hard on something for you and presented it to you, hoping for your gratitude and adoration, and you found yourself picking it apart, finding all of its faults? We all have a dark, critical side that sometimes blocks out the light.

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you haven’t noticed yet how the light changes
you haven’t seen it hit your face when you are waking up
but i've been awake for hours, watching the light creep in
peeling back the shadows, and feeling kind of thin

like the light could see right through me,
straight through to all my fears
and it called a judge and jury
and they gave me all these years

once there was a carpenter and he built his girl a house
and he threw his body into it, and he wore his body out
and when she came to live there, all that she could see
was the wood still left unfinished, and she called him lazy

but the light could see right through her,
straight through to her weak heart
and it called a judge and jury,
and they gave her over to the dark

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from With The Sentimentals, released January 20, 2015

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Vanessa Peters Austin, Texas

Indie singer/songwriter from Texas. Musician, Italophile, Virgo, coffee nerd, food lover, bossy-pants, big ol' softie.
I've released 10+ albums and played over 1000 shows in 11 countries. I'm not done yet.

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