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So I guess I must confess
I seldom call and often waste my time,
around you
and yes it's true I'm not the best
at singing songs and all the rest,
but at least this ones about you.

When we started playing shows,
backyard parties we had thrown when no one else had come,
Yet you're the ones we sing to.

Hats off you've made
my every day and I can't lie…
I know I don't deserve your dedication,
Still you serve it with elation in your eyes
This one's for mom and dad - you know I love you guys.

Next I'm talking on my phone
Or I'm on the bus and you're all alone,
You pay my way but still you're waiting
I still ain't got a real job,
I'm a full-time unemployed musician,
And the evening light is waning.

But when I get to hold your hand
I'm the luckiest damn man I get to say "See her,
(yeah) she's the one I sing to..."

Hats off you've made
my every day and I can't lie…
I know I don't deserve your dedication,
Still you serve it with elation in your eyes
This one's for mom and dad you know I love you guys

In the early days, all the hell we raised,
for parents and our neighbours,
Who are they to say, "you'll never see the day.."
(at last) the practice beats the paper.

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from GLOBAL CITIZEN, released October 17, 2014
Songwriting: Joel "Rat" Kuehn, David "Tokyo Speirs
Arrangement & Production: Tino Zolfo, The Cardboard Crowns
Recording at Peer Music Studios, and at The Crowns House

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The Cardboard Crowns Toronto, Ontario

The Cardboard Crowns, a band creating a mischievous maelstrom of adventure from the raw tenacity of punk, the majestic swagger of ska and not forgetting a very healthy dose of pop. High-energy entertainment is what they deliver and they're not afraid to show it!

Joel "The Rat" Kuehn, Matt "Googs" Megannety, Francois "Mystery Skunk" Cuningham, and David "Dubs" Winstanley
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