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Shut My Mouth

from GLOBAL CITIZEN by The Cardboard Crowns

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I never knew my father
when I grew up as a child
after ten years in the wilderness
he never shook the wild
I took the chalice from the arc
and I threw away the harp
filled my overflowing grin
with a toast to myself again.

Well maybe if I shut my mouth...
Maybe if I SCREAMED ALOUD
Maybe if I let you love me
Maybe you could break me down

But for now...

On my best behaviour
and in the best of days
I'm beating down these demons
but I can't escape their cage
it's not so much the piety
in answering the call
but the bittersweet humility
that I was never king at all

Well maybe if I shut my mouth...
Maybe if I SCREAMED ALOUD
Maybe if I let you love me
Maybe you could break me down

On the brink of my extinction
could you spare a prayer for
all the space I've put between us
and every pace across the floor.
Could you spare a second glance
from the soldiers at my door.
Or at least a second chance
to be the man I was before

Well maybe if I shut my mouth...
Maybe if I SCREAMED ALOUD
Maybe if I let you love me
Maybe I could make you proud

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from GLOBAL CITIZEN, released October 17, 2014
Songwriting & Production by David "Tokyo" Speirs
Arrangement by The Cardboard Crowns

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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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