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His hands are old but his face is new 
He’s not to do anything I wouldn't do 
Distractions sought to fill those holes 
when its time to give up those protector roles
He's maybe not aware the worlds a different place
If he doesn't see it written on my face
The panic that floods you with the strong force pull
When you realise that there's no control

And I start to get that I'm standing in a long line of heartbreak

Rummage through another day
We're all victims of these games we play 
Riding home on the train 
The earbud bleed saturates my brain 
and I just can't seem to keep the pace
So I swear off the human race
another in a series of lonely nights 
Staring off into a Great Lake of head lights. 

and I know I've been standing in a long line of heart break
Yeah I guess that we’re all standing in a long line of heartbreak

Her face is old but just to me
Her smile's beautiful but cringe worthy
The whole thing wreaks of familiarity
And nags of what I maybe once wanted to be 
She made my world a different place
And I wear those changes on my tired face 
My hands are worn like my wary sole 
Ancient veterans of no control

In a long line of heartbreak
Thinking everything I've done is wrong
Making mistake after mistake 
And passing all my errors on 
And every new endeavour 
Dissolves or just doesn't take
Feels like I've been standing forever
In a long line of heartbreak


from Xuanchuan, released September 25, 2015
Jordan Venn and the Slizneys



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Jordan Venn Toronto, Ontario

-Born and raised in Port Alberni, BC (South Port represent) by a logger and music teacher.
-Lives in Toronto
-Version 5.3.9 (DOB 1980.07.15)
-Has written a lot of songs.
-Has done some low medium profile studio work.
-182cm, greeny grey eyes
-Loves Phanerozoic fossils
-Loves Anthropocene animals
-Loves pizza
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