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Quietly the radical
Quietly traditional
Why won't he speak up?
Speak a little bit louder
Speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Give up just a touch of thunder

It's three o'clock in the afternoon
The same dull light through the same dull window
Yes but he's drinking wine alone in some apartment
Having a ball

He's whispering a melody
A stillborn symphony
Cause he won't speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Give up just a touch of thunder

He's thinking always of the times
When people heard him clear
Instead of unconditional love
In their judge and jury eyes
They pitied him they pitied him
They pity him still

It's quite a game if you play the rules
But this gaunt contender
Sings that he doesn't trust a soul
Who isn't paralyzed with doubt

And what kind of strategy is that
When the field is full of play
Still he won't speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Speak up
Speak up just a little bit louder
Give up just a touch of thunder

Maybe I have missed the mark
Would he trust me? I don't care
He's just a fragment – that's all he is
He's just a fragment – he's part of a whole

And quietly the radical
Quietly traditional
He won't speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Speak up
Speak a little bit louder
Give up just a touch of thunder

He's thinking always of the times
When people heard him clear
Instead of unconditional love
In their judge and jury eyes
They pitied him they pitied him
They pity him still

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from When the Sun Is Gone, released June 11, 2014

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Lee Bones Brooklyn, New York

Lee Bones and the Best play wild eyed cosmic music--swirling organ and razor melodies with the swing of the country behind it. Building on the foundation of Lee Bones' trove of lo-fi recordings, Lee teamed up with Josh Hahn, Nolan Gardner, and Eric Silberberg to make their first full-length album--out this fall! ... more

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