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Retro rock love song


Lois never gave anybody any time
She acted like mistakes were capital crimes
She ran around thinkin she was always in a bind
The sun hurt her eyes, so she closed the blinds

Sam was a homegrown American boy
He saw the world as a diorama, people as toys
He thought that he could save Lois, if she'd give him the chance
But he wanted to stand, and she wanted to dance

They found that they had a lot to talk about
She liked to discuss and he liked to shout
They spent a few nights, lockin heads
And then they found themselves in bed

Love cut Sam straight to the bone
He put a heart by her name in the contact on his phone
Lois felt safe, in Sam’s arms
But sometimes the safe things can do the most harm

You're not in control
Weighed down by a heavy soul
Talkin to God on a rotary phone
You're not in control

Four month later Sam lost his head
Lois never left the house, might as well have been dead
Sam thought it was time to take a stand
Lois thought she didn't need a man

Sam was shocked, borderline appalled
How could she say their love never mattered at all?
Sam asked Lois, "What you doin with your life?"
She said, "I'd rather give up eatin than own a knife"

You don't need a knife for life to cut you
The pieces will never be in place
Try all you like
Can't keep the night
From slowly turnin into day

Sam picked up his stuff but he took his time
He couldn't stop himself from tryna change her mind
But once he had given up, her place was bare
All Lois owned was an empty chair

The thing Sam asked before he closed the door was,
"Girl, is there nothin worth fighting for?"
Lois said, "I'm just tryna play it safe,"
But both their hearts broke as he walked away


from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, released April 9, 2021
Performed by The Canarys
Written, Produced, and Mixed by A Alexander Hollins
Engineered by Betty Ji & A Alexander Hollins
Mastered by Jake Eckert


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The Canarys New Orleans, Louisiana

The Canarys are a DIY alt/indie power duo. Alexander Hollins, on guitar and vocals, pairs thoughtful lyrics with heavy emotional guitars, while Marco Saah plays huge drums inspired by hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The combined sound is fierce and melodic while staying deep in the pocket. It’s Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age mixed with Kendrick Lamar, Lucky Daye, Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus, and Pixies ... more

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