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Lay down
Pass out

Don't wake up
no matter how bad your dreams
They couldn't possibly be
worse than the morning

The sun may rise
but you won't bat an eye
Bones been weary so
down you'll lie

Listen, oh, listen close
I've something to say
For better or for worse or both
This ends today

In your bed
In your room
In your house
All alone

In the dead of night
Beneath the moon
Long before
the sun shone

So what do you have to say now?
What's that? Nothing snide?
You're silent but you've opened your mouth
As though you've nothing to hide

Well, we'll see how you feel about that
But I'll bet that
you'll stay quiet

So here we are now
Just you and myself
No love lost between

We've got the books
but we've knocked down the shelves
if you know what I mean

And the score is the same that it's been
for odd years
We'll settle this game with blood
blood and tears

Ya da di di da da di
You're a dead man


from Volume Four: Sacrifice, track released June 14, 2011
Vocals, classical guitar, lyrics - Jim DuRocher
Electric bass, vocals, laptop feedback, glockenspiel, strings, woodwinds, piano, organ composition/sequencing - Justin Norman

Recorded and mixed/edited by Justin Norman



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The Twelve Canons Marion, Iowa

The Twelve Canons were formed sometime in 2001 or 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa by singer/guitarist Jim DuRocher. After three albums with members Sam Gold and Alex Body, the Twelve Canons stripped back to a two-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Justin Norman. The music combines folk, pop, and unbridled horror into one bitter, but ultimately rewarding package. ... more

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