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The fascinating story of Drake's Plate of Brass (Google it! You won't be disappointed!) got me thinking about how getting dumped often makes you feel like you've been duped.


You've been called into question
When I survey this wreck
In my expert opinion
Your authenticity's suspect

Every promise that you made
Every passionate decree
Every whisper in the dark
Was just a forgery, forgery, forgery, forgery

You can take all your love
Stamp it in a plate of brass
Hold a press conference, yeah,
But that won't make it true
I trust you 'bout as much
As Sir Francis Drake's fake plaque
Sir Francis Drake's fake plaque

If you every find my heart
While you're cleaning out your trunk
Do me a favor and just fling it
Go on and treat it like junk

Don't bother calling a museum
Or keep it hermetically enshrined
Leave it lying on the roadside
For someone else to find, else to find, else to find, else to find


Be it known to all men
And by the grace of God
That I declare her majesty
Unfaithful and untrue
You really messed up
You know you should have fessed up
Before it got so out of hand
Before I went and fell for you



from On the Measure of Love and Distance, released May 30, 2015
Music & lyrics: Bill Chapin

Josh: keyboard, drums, vocals
Bill: bouzouki, vocals,
Lauren: ukulele, vocals
Ian Philabaum: electric guitar


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