A Strange New Plaid

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I just read a book I really wanted to share with someone who died 7 years ago. Whenever someone dies we start that list. The list of things we want to tell them, things they're supposed to still be here to love or hate or or just... be themselves at. Anyway. You know that feeling.

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A Strange New Plaid

You write another page in the book of words D Bm
Too late for the people who should have heard them Em A
He would have laughed D
She would shake her head Bm
Wouldn't they be proud Em
If they weren't dead A

Life goes on a little thinner than before D Bm
Wider too, and there is all this space Em A
You learn to stretch past the missing stairs D Bm
And reach your hands across the empty seats G A
New colours on the loom take up their part Dbarre Gbarre
You weave yourself in Dbarre
As best you can Gbarre
To a strange new plaid Dbarre Gbarre
A strange new plaid Dbarre

You bite your tongue when the path goes strange D Bm
It's not what you planned, but plans don't keep Em A
The script you wrote was sweet and grand D Bm
And not quite real; you see that now G A
New colours on the loom take up their part Dbarre Gbarre
You weave yourself in Dbarre
As best you can Gbarre
To a strange new plaid Dbarre Gbarre
A strange new plaid Dbarre


You write another page in the book of words D Bm single strums
Too late for the people who should have heard them Em A
She would have laughed D
He'd shake his head Bm
Well wouldn't they be proud Em
I think they'd be... proud A

New colours on the loom take up their part Dbarre Gbarre
You weave yourself in Dbarre
As best you can Gbarre
To a strange new plaid Dbarre Gbarre
A strange new plaid Dbarre Gbarre
I think they'd be proud Dbarre Gbarre
I think they'd be proud Dbarre

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from 2016 is totally a thing!, track released July 3, 2016

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Brooke Abbey Vancouver

Brooke Abbey (formerly Brooke Lunderville) is a banjo-playing pharmacist from Vancouver, BC.

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