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  1. Youth

Lyrics

&nbsp;Youth<br />
&copy;Crabmeat Thompson, Fice Recording 2007<br />
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1) Under the table in an all-night bar<br />
In South Sioux City by the railroad yards<br />
Where at 3 in the morning the fights would start<br />
Every Wednesday<br />
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2) You winked at me and I looked at you<br />
As the bottles and the chairs and the tables flew<br />
And we both started laughin at the Brooklyn boy<br />
Said: &ldquo;Welcome to the Wild West&rdquo;<br />
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3) They ran out the door and we followed behind<br />
They were rollin in the gutter and gouging eyes<br />
It was goddam ugly and our food was cold<br />
So we split<br />
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4) Soberin up on the way back home<br />
You just couldn&rsquo;t leave the radio alone<br />
Why we didn&rsquo;t end up in a ditch my friend<br />
Is a mystery<br />
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5)Guess that&rsquo;s the way our paths were fated<br />
But in my opinion it&rsquo;s overrated<br />
and often wasted<br />
and much too short<br />
it&rsquo;s the truth<br />
At least mine was; but what fun&hellip;<br />
Youth.<br />
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CHORUS: In the jingle jangle morning<br />
Dew wet blankets<br />
Kittens rollin<br />
Leapin high in crisscross streaks of dawn<br />
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Roses down the wall below<br />
Echoes in my mind you know<br />
Remind me of the roads I might have taken<br />
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1)So the dreams dried out and the sunsets faded<br />
We all got older and we all got jaded<br />
So what? You read a lot<br />
Still think you&rsquo;re special?<br />
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2) And the conversation&rsquo;s much less fun <br />
The fall season and the old reruns<br />
And celebrities which means what these days I&rsquo;m askin?<br />
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3) It&rsquo;s no big thrill now to drive a car<br />
So I hang on hard to this guitar<br />
No I don&rsquo;t play golf but I do stuff just as stupid<br />
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4) I try to write but I get hung up<br />
On the technological global stuff and it hurts my eyes <br />
And it hurts my back and makes me dizzy sometimes<br />
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CHORUS: In the jingle jangle morning<br />
Dew wet blankets<br />
Kittens rollin<br />
Leapin high crisscrossed by streaks of dawn<br />
<br />
Quickly quickly said the bird<br />
You pretended like you never heard<br />
When the firecracker popped and they said ahhh<br />
Ahhhhh <br />
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1) It makes me dizzy just to tie my shoes<br />
And I&rsquo;d blame my troubles on the Arabs or the Jews<br />
If I was runnin&rsquo; for office<br />
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2) And what the hell are all these Christians doin<br />
With their wigs and their clothes and their jewelry<br />
They haunt the polls and strangle TV<br />
&hellip; The Apostles greed<br />
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3) You do what you want but some things I don&rsquo;t need<br />
Think I&rsquo;ll take the bus down to Monterey<br />
&hellip; See if my thumb can still reach Big Sur<br />
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Hell I&rsquo;m lyin<br />
I&rsquo;ll rent a car<br />
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CHOR: Instrum &amp; Fade<br />