Thursday, October 10, 2013

Song: "The End Of Our Youth"

I felt like writing a Husker Du/Leatherface type of bitter punk rock love song.  It was fun.  You can check out the MP3 here.  I play guitar and sing on it.  I also add a heap of feedback and smack a plastic bin and a snare drum for the beat (I think.  I recorded it this summer, so I don't entirely remember now).  Really, this stuff is much more fun and cheaper than therapy.  The lyrics are below.  It's the same deal as always.  If you like a song, then feel free to cover it if you're in a band or whatnot.  I love to hear covers of my songs, so please let me know about your version.  If you start making money, then send me a check/we can work out a deal.  Similarly, if you want to use a song for your Youtube video or whatnot, then just let me know.  It's usually fine by me unless it's a commercial product or whatnot.  Find out first though.  Write me at wredfright ATATAT yahoo DOTT com.

Your picture came up on the computer screensaver slideshow today
I thought I had deleted them all, but this one had gotten away
So I started thinking of you which I hadn't done in quite a while
And the last time I saw you was the day of our trial
That was the day it ended, but I remembered how it began
You seemed so sweet then; I really thought that you were my friend
Now if an economist ever had to explain to me opportunity cost
Your picture would be all it would take to tell me what I lost

It was the end of our youth
We were just waiting around to die
It was the end of our youth
Happily ever after was our favorite lie

And lying was apparently one of your favorite things to do
You told me that you graduated from college; you never even went, did you?
And you never told me about your trouble with embezzlement
If I had known about that, things wouldn't have gone as far as they went
Even so, I should have known better and dropped you long ago
I still believed in all that 'til death do us part bullshit though
I can't say that you ruined my life since I did that myself
But you sure stole some of my health and my wealth

And I wonder where you are tonight
And I wonder where you are tonight
And I wonder whose life you're ruining tonight
And I wonder why I wonder

And it's a wonder that we were ever together at all
And if I'm lucky, from you, I will never get another call
But I don't think that I'll delete that photograph
I might need a reminder, even if it hurts to laugh
At how stupid I was; But I made a mistake and I corrected it
So if memory ever tries to paint a happy portrait, then I can get it to quit
I can just look at this picture and remember all those crazy days
And how after you were gone my life got better in so many ways

Written July 2012
Recorded August 2013

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