Modern Man EP

by Dear Kavalier

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released October 13, 2015

All songs written and performed by Shaun Fox.

Recorded and produced by Shaun Fox at Caffeinated Mammal Studio.

Album artwork by Ryan Morris.

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Dear Kavalier Hickory, North Carolina

Indie/emo outfit established 2010

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Track Name: Everyone's a Liar
Everyone's a critic
And everyone knows
The closest thing to giving up
Is never getting close
To the things that make us hunger
The things that make us whole
If we're hiding our passion
Then nothing will happen
Until we let them go

I've been growing tired of these walls
They resonate the silence that I feel
I used to fill them with no one at all
But they're not coming back, no

Everyone's a liar
And everyone knows
The closest thing to self defeat
Is never getting close
To the ones that make us stronger
The ones that make us whole
We bridle compassion
In darkest of fashion
From everyone we know
Track Name: West
What a lovely mess you've made
What a sad display of selfishness
Did you really think this through?
Are you better off without her?

Go west young man and you will find
A better way to sort this out
The rest, you'll see, will come in time
Better days are yet to come
Better days are yet to come
So look ahead

What a frail masquerade
Such a desperate act full of regret
But she's had time to think this through
And now they're better off without you

This is the house that you once slept in
But it's not yours anymore
And now sight of your reflection
Is not the man you were before
The simple things you took for granted
You thought you'd never live without
But now they're gone
Track Name: For Raina
July 12, 2013 at 7:21pm
I laid my eyes on you for the first time
And as I held you in my arms
I felt a swelling in my chest
My life changed in an instant
And that's when I knew

You'll get the best from me and
I promise that the love I have
Will never go away
I may never hit the mark
But just know I'm on my way
You'll get the best from me

I'll be present, I'll be as fair as I can
I'll be someone you can turn to
Of course I wonder who you'll be someday
But that's completely up to you
Daughter don't be afraid to grow up
And be who you are
And don't apologize for being you

There'll be marks and scars and broken hearts to come
But we'll learn to laugh and love
Along the way
I'm sure I'll lose your trust a time or two
But then as I write these words
I hope you know
Track Name: Good Lord (redux)
**The original version of this song appeared on Old Stories**

When the Good Lord says its done then its done
When the Good Lord says you're gone then you're gone
When the Good Lord says its all wrapped up
And he gives his gift, fills us up with hope
Takes it back again
He takes it back again

When the good wife says she's done then she's done
When the good wife says she's gone then she's gone
When the good wife's shit is all packed up
And she takes these kids and she leaves her note
She'll be back again
But will she be back again?

She's gone
But will she be back again?
Oh God, I've lost everything

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