Counterfeit Star

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    Exile on compact disc in a "mini-vinyl" sleeve, designed by Matthew Jatkola. Includes fold-out insert with lyrics and liner notes.

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In 2014, "Counterfeit Star" became the theme song for the WGBH produced PRI show Innovation Hub.

lyrics

You said it with such grace,
I should have read it on your face.
You’d burnt it down just to laugh
about it later.

And you said it with such malice,
who would have known you’d be so callous ?
And so you try again,
but not this time.
It’s the bitter
bitter
end.

I don’t know how I was convinced
to overlook your Judas kiss.
I’m telling you now
I know who you are.
I’m telling you now.

And thought it looks like you’re healing,
I know you’re really just feeling
up a crowd to hustle for your next trick.

When I forgive, you trespass.
When I create, you just smash
it all to pieces.
I’m left to clean the splinters of our trust.

Now I see through your artifice
as I receive your Judas kiss.

I’m telling you now
I know who you are.
I’m telling you now,
I know who you are--
a counterfeit star
a counterfeit star
a counterfeit star
I’m telling you now.
I’m telling you now.
A counterfeit star.

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from Exile, released October 12, 2010

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Aloud Boston

Aloud is a four-piece rock n’ roll band fronted by songwriting team Henry Beguiristain and Jen de la Osa. The two have written songs together since their teens. Over the years they have created a catalog of songs wide in range, but always influenced by the 60s soul & rock music they grew up on w/ particular affection for harmonies. Aloud's music has been featured on NPR's Innovation Hub, ESPN, FOX ... more

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