We used to party like we could have died
And a few of the good ones died
I started driving, I took my time
Finding where my head was meant to lay
And the room where the city sleeps
Where the smoke fills the gaps in your teeth
I took arms with the new company
We marched every night, up late

We took away,
We fought and we bleed,
Saw the things our grandfathers explained,
Got more stories than we could ever say
We beat the hell out of
Those darling days,

Were totally fooled
But don't get me wrong
It didn't play out like a protest song
The message was clear
My heart was right
But the chorus was a little too long
Sometime careens
A few more times
Made a roost for the kids and their wives
I woke up today, pull open the shade
And a tear fell from my eye

For we took away,
We fought and we bleed,
Saw the things our mothers explained,
Got more stories than we could ever say
We beat the hell out of
Those darling days,

Now it all feels fake
Like a playing a role
Convincing myself I once had a soul
Tied to a life
Not made but supplied
Convinced my face
It's already dry

Last night I saw, my shape in the door
My hair had receded, the youthful figure had gone
A man with no name, he came up to me
Though he looked half my age, he said, "Son,

"Don't live your life as an elderly man,
I've seen things you so willing had done.
Leaves you a pair of weathered hands.
Leaves your body outlast, only you can't shove"

Stay young
(Stay young)
Stay young
(Stay young)
Stay young
(Stay young)
Stay young
(Stay young)
Stay young
(Stay young)
Stay young
(Stay young)


Lyrics submitted by hornytheclown

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