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One hundred voices speak in unison today
Confident and clear that they are right in what they say
But in the silence afterward another sound holds sway
One voice says no

“These things you are so sure about and uniformly told
Run contrary to all I am and everything I hold
And though you are so confident, I must be so bold
My voice must say no”

Offended and confused, many people leave the room
“You must be the enemy,” many more assume
And maybe only one person listens in that room
When one voice says no

The one who thinks about it turns and tumbles through the night
All the preconceived ideas beginning to take flight
And when the morning comes the other voice was surely right
The one that said no

Ninety-nine voices speak in unison today
Confident and clear that they are right in what they say
But in the silence afterward another sound holds sway
Two voices say no, two voices say no
And that’s the only way it ever goes

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from The Story Is Everything, released May 17, 2012
John and Tanya Voorhees: all vocals
John: acoustic 6-string guitar, bass, harmonica
Tanya: acoustic 12-string guitar, mandolin

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