I Don't Want To Be Young

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Watch her carefully, coiled up inside
Live-wired through the heart, big band in my mind
Could I get some quiet time? A little quiet time?
Ridiculous, I can't deny, I know the stakes are not so high
But I shake like a leaf and I foam at the mouth like a tide
What kind of fool am I?

Don't I know it's dangerous?
And I could be wrong
But I've already lived so long
Written down, I don't believe it
I'm afraid I'll have to scream it
I'm afraid, but here I go

Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired of making it
Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired, I'm tired

What's become of me? Just uncertainty
I'd have grown up by now
If I could just remember what it was I wanted to be
Could I get some clarity? A little clarity?
And a little job security - I'd do what comes most naturally
But these days it's hard to pay your way
With your gold from Final Fantasy
And as far as guitar
My boys Bruce and Steve already got three guys on lead
How many more could they need?

All these years of cautious living
So why am I still lying here on good Nate's couch
Trying to get some sleep
With these words I'm afraid to speak

Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired of making it
Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired, I'm tired

What do they know that I don't know?
A steady life, a loving wife
A comfortable home
What do they see that I don't see?
All the places I could go
And the place I want to be

The best years of your life
At least that's what people say
But fuck it all - bombs away

Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired of making it
Tell no one - I don't want to be young
Spare me the argument - I'm tired, I'm tired
I'm tired

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from It's Immediate, released October 6, 2011

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tags: rock New York

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Matt's on drums, Nate's on bass, Pete's on guitar, Mike's also on guitar

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