I need to walk by the flowers, with someone who can share my face
And it looks like no one can take your place
And I could bleed in sympathy with you
On those days
And I could drink up everything you have
Don't let it go to waste

I could give you memories
To rival Berlin in the Thirties
I understand your dating bar ways
And I could bleed in sympathy with you
On those days
And I could drink up everything you have
Don't let it go to waste

Say something warm, say something nice
I can't stand to see you when you're cold
Nor can I stand being out of your life
And I could bleed in sympathy with you
On those days
And I could drink up everything you have

Don't let our youth go to waste


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Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste Lyrics as written by JONATHAN MICHAEL RICHMAN, Jonathan Richman

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    I just read the lyrics... and I can't believe how good they are. always thought it was a cool song, anyway I love "and I could bleed in sympathy with you" make a little effort and take care of me, and live our youth together, I think the writer tries to say. I love the way he expresses how most couples who are on and off when they are young end up being together some years later, when they understand they are accostumed (sp?) to each other, but their youth, the years they could have enjoyed together are gone great album too, by the way. Galaxie 500 have become one of my favourite bands

    PiKueloon January 10, 2007   Link
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    This song is actually a Jonathan Richman/Modern Lovers cover. Galaxie 500 is fantastic, though.

    aswewaltzon March 09, 2007   Link
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    galaxie 500 really made this song their own. it's amazing.

    reznorfreakon January 25, 2008   Link
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    I agree, it's the same thing we see with "Ceremony."

    Miggityon February 08, 2008   Link
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    so nice

    tsugumion July 28, 2008   Link
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    The guitar work makes this song worthy for me.

    Bochini 27on February 24, 2009   Link

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