My Favourite Chords

Left and Leaving, The Weakerthans

Contributors
Bass: Greg Smith
Guitars, Vocals: Stephen Carroll
Vocals, Guitars: John K. Samson
Drums: Jason Tait
Lyrics

They're tearing up streets again. They're building a new hotel. The Mayor's out killing kids to keep taxes down, and me and my anger sit folding a paper bird, letting the curtains turn to beating wings. Wish I had a socket-set to dismantle this morning. And just one pair of clean socks. And a photo of you. When you get off work tonight, meet me at the construction site, and we'll write some notes to tape to the heavy machines, like "We hope they treat you well. Hope you don't work too hard. We hope you get to be happy sometimes." Bring your swiss-army knife, and a bottle of something, and I'll bring some spraypaint and a new deck of cards. Hey I found the safest place to keep all our tenderness. Keep all our bad ideas. Keep all our hope. It's here in the smallest bones, the feet and the inner-ear. It's such an enormous thing to walk and to listen. I'd like to fall asleep to the beat of you breathing in a room near a truckstop on a highway somewhere. You are a radio. You are an open door. I am a faulty string of blue christmas lights. You swim through frequencies. You let that stranger in, as I'm blinking off and on and off again. We've got a lot of time. Or maybe we don't, but I'd like to think so, so let me pretend. These are my favourite chords. I know you like them too. When I get a new guitar, you can have this one and sing me a lullaby. Sing me the alphabet. Sing me a story I haven't heard yet.

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Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

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Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run.

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@theweakerthans

Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

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@theweakerthans

#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

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WINNIPEG - We found a lot of rare tour merch, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, and posters in our basements and decided to have a garage sale. Come on down to Thom Bargen coffee & tea between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th and check out what we have to offer.

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@theweakerthans

John K. Samson & Jason Tait debut new songs with Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers (@WpgContemps), May 7-9, http://t.co/JvIdrCZDSk

See Original

@theweakerthans

John K. Samson has some solo acoustic shows in europe coming up: http://t.co/A4RPjZMbq0

See Original

@theweakerthans

#Winnipeg - We'll have a garage sale at @ThomBargen on Feb 8. Come down and get your hands on some rare merch. http://t.co/EWtEd7yRFk

See Original

WINNIPEG - We found a lot of rare tour merch, CDs, Vinyl, DVDs, and posters in our basements and decided to have a garage sale. Come on down to Thom Bargen coffee & tea between 10:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 8th and check out what we have to offer.

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More fun poster art...

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@theweakerthans

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run. http://t.co/I5LC6ZTmVI

See Original

Here's another gem of a poster for a 2009 run.

See Original

@theweakerthans

Nice poster from back in the 0's http://t.co/zgoPPhTtUg

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Nice poster from back in the 0's

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@theweakerthans

A cool old file we found by local artist Marcel Dzama. http://t.co/r0b2Io1mv5

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