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wake up

she said “all life’s a chance,” as she moved me to dance
“play it safe,” she said, “and you’re dead!”
it won’t be too long and i’d rather be wrong than be right too late

all our convictions were once whims unwritten when we were just drawing in sand
and though we fall back - we fall and we laugh and we close our eyes

it’s time to wake up

she said "i know things change," as it started to rain
"play it safe," she said, "and you're dead!"
each saint has a past - and pretty flowers never last just like you and me

all our convictions were once whims unwritten when we were just drawing in sand
let's stiffen our spines and raise up our sights we can't miss this time

it’s time to wake up

we shoot at moving targets
if we wait until we know where, then we will never get there
we shoot at moving targets
if we don't make mistakes well then we will never make or break anything at all

it's time to wake up

it's time to wake up and shake off the yoke and arise
it's time to wake up and take out the plank from your eye

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from KEEP IT IN THE DARK, released December 4, 2012

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NORTHERN BELLS Brooklyn, New York

Northern Bells is a five piece indie-rock outfit hailing from Brooklyn via Ohio, Portland, and Maryland.

Comprised of members of past, present, and future Brooklyn/NYC bands (Oberhofer, The Hold Steady, Demander, The Spies), their sound fuses elements of poppy rock, modern grunge, and lo-fi sensibilities with addictive melodies that often build to epic crescendos.
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