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A Cannon

Words and Music by


Regina Spektor

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was com- ing this

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take me a - way

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street then

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a peach

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knees then my thighs

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eyes op-en

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take me a - way.

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heart breaks too

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bye, and hel - lo and good - bye and hel - lo - .

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