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If You Had Wanted It Done Right

from Manuals for VCRs by Jes Kramer

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Featuring group vocals by Travis Mathis, James Duke, Kyle Patenaude, Ami Bousfield, and Jordan Button


There's a man working hard to make you a new heart
You send him weekly checks to his factory downtown
He's working overtime on your family's dime
To make sure that it beats right and fits inside your cavity
When the day finally comes, you take your husband and son
And drive the station wagon to the envelope's address
But there is no factory - just an empty mailbox
And notice of eviction on brightly colored paper
And you say "curse the day I ever learned to trust you
and curse the day I ever learned to need."
Time won't heal shit.
Time won't heal shit.
Time won't heal shit.
You broke down, you cursed the day
(Time won't heal shit)
You should have done it yourself
(Time won't heal shit)
If you had wanted it done right
(Time won't heal shit)
You should have done it yourself
(Time won't heal shit)


from Manuals for VCRs, released December 6, 2008


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Jes Kramer Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jes Kramer is a one-woman band from Grand Rapids, MI. Using a combination of keyboards, guitar, vocals, and a loop pedal, she weaves her songs layer by layer into something incredibly personal, yet comforting. WYCE named her Outstanding Female Performer of the Year at the 2012 Jammies. ... more

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