I'd Like To See You Try

from by John Paul Kleiner

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lyrics

I guess that I will never learn
but you’ve showed me
Actions speak louder than words
And you’ve showed me

Introduce me as an old friend
Don’t call for weeks upon end
You’d think by now that I’d be used to the cold light of day
But ‘round you still I hover
A planet undiscovered
Waiting for the day you train your telescope my way

CHORUS
Oh well I suppose
That’s just the way it goes
I know that you don’t want to still I’d like to see you try
Hear my silent plea
Spare a moment for the meek
It isn’t very likely still I’d like to see you try


Despite the fact that I’ve been spurned
You’ll find me
Fiddling while the city burns
Behind me


Maintaining the illusion
Is part of the delusion
That with time you’ll come to find that you really care
Hope might be only regret
That’s happened not as of yet
To it I cling, my safety ring,
I’m never letting go!

CHORUS
Oh well, I suppose
That’s just the way it goes
It isn’t very likely, still I’d like to see you try
Hear my silent plea
Spare a moment for the meek
It isn’t very likely still I’d like to see you try

BRIDGE
Give me half a chance I would show you
That what you’re missing
Is oh so very near
‘Til then I’ll remain
Just outside the frame
Don’t worry, you won’t even know I’m here

Introduce me as an old friend
Don’t call for weeks upon end
You’d think by now that I’d be used to the cold light of day
But ‘round you still I hover
A planet undiscovered
Waiting for the day you train your telescope my way

CHORUS
Everybody knows
That’s just the way it goes
I know that you don’t want to still I’d like to see you try
Hear my silent plea
Spare a moment for the meek
It isn’t very likely still I’d like to see you try

See you try, see you try – He’d like to see you try
See you try, see you try – He’d like to see you try
See you try

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from InterCity, released January 1, 2019

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John Paul Kleiner Toronto, Ontario

John Paul Kleiner is a singer/songwriter working in the field of melodic, guitar-based melancholy. Intercity is his first solo album and it was produced in collaboration with Neil Clark (ex-Lloyd Cole & the Commotions).

Musically the album evokes touchstones of guitar-based pop/rock from the popular era (Beatles, Pretenders, Smiths, Commotions, U2), while its lyrics arise out of our present day.
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