You were a part of it

from The Light You Throw by Lake South

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lyrics

Verse

You took the job in the north
And you bought a house on the bright side
Meet up once a year
And you celebrate all the myth we made

Everyone has gone
Everyone has been replaced
Everything is different now
You told me we would never change

Made a pact for the price of a dozen
And we followed it through till the money went
You went and fell for a tired tradition
Give me two more years and some good luck

Now I'm alone in a hall full of strangers
Crying out for a fair go
You're on the edge but you were a part of it
Give me a wave on your way home

I will finish the job that we started in January
I will write you a part, it will make you rich

Chorus

On a Sunday morning, with your sweetheart walking
You know all about it love
When your city’s talking and your friends are calling
You say ‘Hey it’s everyone!’

Verse

I can see you smile
A day in the life of a good friend
We stood at the dawn and we sang out of tune
A sacred glimpse of something great

I want to know where you went after summer
I will meet you at the harbour
This is a thing and you were a part of it
Give me two more years and some cheap rent

I will finish the job that we started in January
I will write you a part, it will make you rich

Bridge

For the good in us

And we do it on the weekend
And we’re back at work on Monday

Give me a light
I've got a new friend

And we want our heroes
And we see that they’re just like us
And that hurts

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from The Light You Throw, released September 17, 2021

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