Someone Tried to Warn Me

from by Martin Van Ruin

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someone tried to warn me the city's not for dreams
the people in the buildings are never what they seem
saw them writing on the walls of some long, forgotten hall
where you lay sleeping.

it said "the cemetery is filled with invincible men
the peasants and the poets told us how the world will end."
and when you told me what you need
i just wondered what it's like to need me.
oh, you've seen such awful things
hope some other day can bring
what you are seeking.

the world you knew was wrong.
the world you knew is gone.

someone tried to warn me we're sleeping our feet
there's trouble here and all we fear will bind us to our seats
oh, for all those you know now
how many do you really know now?
someone tried to warn me these words are not my own
"I said that when I was your age
kid, your song's already sung."
so I asked them what to do
they said, "take that broken voice and sing it new."
oh the workaday is scared
saying, "if history's on its way, will I be spared?"

the world you knew was wrong.
the world you knew is gone.

someone tried to warn me the city's not for dreams
(the world you knew)
the cemetery is filled with invincible men
(the world you knew)
someone tried to warn me we're sleeping on our feet
(the world you knew)
someone tried to warn me these words are not my own
(the world you knew is gone)

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from Every Man a King, released January 6, 2014

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Martin Van Ruin Chicago, Illinois

Martin Van Ruin is a collective project from some familiar Chicago faces (members of Derek Nelson & The Musicians, Jenny Dragon, Planetsexploder). Their debut led them to being named "5 Chicago Songwriters You Need to Watch" by American Songwriter Magazine. A new release will be out in the fall. ... more

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