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Recorded in Gothenburg in 2005. This song was also included on the Asaurus Records EP Club. There's also an earlier mix somewhere, where you can't really hear the lyrics. I wasn't very comfortable singing back then...

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Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of dogs and
scared of birds
he's afraid of words
well, you can't know what they mean

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of cops and
scared of cars
he's afraid of grown-ups
and what he's growing up to be
some grownups can be mean

You're just a scared boy who had lots of sorrows
you feel bad boy and you will tomorrow
you're so impatient boy I've got to tell you what I've heard
that a lionheart is hard to earn

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of boys and
scared of girls
he's afraid of love
'cause love is devils work

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of kisses and
scared of hugs
he's afraid of everything
that could could make him want to feel something
'cause those feelings are to real for him

you're just a little boy who's heart is central
and you can race from cool to sentimental
don't be scared boy and you'll learn from your mistakes
a lionheart is bound to break

A la-la-la-la-lionheart to be a la-la-la-la-lionheart
You'll be a la-la-la-la-lionheart

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of dogs and
scared of birds
he's afraid of words
well, you can't know what they mean

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of cops and
scared of cars
he's afraid of grown-ups
and what he's growing up to be

Hold the hand of this boy
he's afraid of the dark
he's scared of boys and
scared of girls
he's afraid of love
'cause love is devils work
and lovers words can hurt

You're just a scared boy who had lots of sorrows
you feel bad boy and you will tomorrow
you're so brave boy, even if you're not that smart
you should know one thing, you're a lionheart

You're a lionheart!
A lionheart!

oh to be a lionheart!

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from Popsongs for my poor self, released February 1, 2006
Written played and sung by Nils Folke Valdemar. Backing vocals by Anna Harrysson (X-ing school) and Jon Törnros (Hem till Byn-festivalen)

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