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Sometimes the most contentious part of songwriting comes after the song is written and it comes time to figure out what to call it. Most songs will make their names pretty clear early on - punchy lyrics, meaningful thoughts, or even a stand-out word or two usually make the naming process pretty easy - but when a song like this one comes along, naming it is no mean feat. An upbeat piano track, straight-ahead strumming and drumming, and fairly incongruous lyrics led to some pretty substantial head-scratching until, finally, we settled on "Chronicles."

lyrics

I said:
"Did you mean it when you said that we were through?"
She said:
"I didn't, but maybe I will soon."

Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da
Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da

Went to visit a friend in prison; said:
"What did you do?"
He said:
"I didn't like someone, and they didn't like me too."
"You didn't really answer me, well, did you?"
"Well, if I told you I'd have to kill you.
No one visits but you."

Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da
Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da

Went home, took off my jacket, and pulled up a chair.
Fixed myself a drink, 'cause no one was there.
Maybe I'll go out and get a breath of air;
It might be good for me, but I'm not sure I care.

Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da
Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da
Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da
Ba ba dadee da ba dadee dadee da ba ba dee da

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from Worth Imagining, released July 16, 2010
Written by The Printing Press
Guitar & Lead Vocals: Jeff Hume
Piano & Background Vocals: Jonathan Bright
Bass & Background Vocals: James Everett
Drums & Percussion: Matt Butash

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