When you and I were young
man, we could run
through the field
under the sun

I was young and you were the only one
behind that stone wall
we couldn't go at all
copper heads, their nesting in their den
get bit by one of those things and you could end up dead

your poppa he would call us in off your front lawn
when the weather wanes he's calling us to come
I was young and you were the only one

I wrote you a letter once
I mailed it to Michigan
that was the last I heard of you and ever since
the mailbox got knocked off, goddamn those rotten kids

Did I speak for you?
Did I invent you too?
you have the look of a new girl's face
I was young I could have made some mistakes
and lately you know it seems
the memories they're just dreams
and the flowers you picked, turned out they were weeds
yeah no buttercups
and dandelion weeds

You and I were young
man we could run
but there was the only truth
could have been anyone
just so happened that it was you

This time, indeed
for once don't cease
we'll turn back east
our backs against the setting sun
it's time for us to run

We're better wrong
I was young, and you were the only one
I was young, and you were the only one

Lyrics submitted by leahZelf

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