Youth

Lyrics and Music by Nate Hegyi

We came as soldiers for the dawn
with rusted trumpets, Am. Spir. cigarettes, and untuned drums
the dogs were barking and the women all sang us solemn hymns
while the general rested his eyes under that wet winter sun

We got so tired of that scene
mountains of gold, plates of silver, and gasoline
so we headed west to New Barcelona for a real good time
ended up on metal park benches all covered in lye

We came as soldiers for the dawn
rag-tag all chasing the same sun
a little moon that would guide our voices
hung out of the windows of burned-out basements

We swore we’d never get so old
long nights make a hot revolution cold
our bodies lie between our promises
send in the soldiers

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