Watching Young Faces Look Old

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Dan Shepherd
2017
Dan Shepherd

Story

Lyrics

Watching young faces look old

 

Verse 1

Setting in circles with empty friends, passing round rolled cigarettes

Thinking a people we could have been, and people we’d rather forget

 

Plucking out matches and chuck them in the fire watching their furry unfold

Dreaming some dreams with the oldest desires and watching young faces look old

 

Chorus

Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

 

Verse 2

Watching the flames as the fire grow higher, haven’t had any fun yet

Joey’s depressed so he gets himself wired, hoping for things he can’t get

 

Jimmies been stressed so he chugs a whole beer, I’m watching the tension unwind

Sandy is crying by she don’t shed one tear, She hides it away in their mind

 

Chorus

Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

 

Verse 3

Little sister seen love she wants it she flirts, but isn’t she old enough yet

Your playing with fire you’ll get your feelings hurt, but is it my place to protect

 

The night drags along with the moon at its full, thinking I should have stayed home

I toasted my mind but I’m keeping my cool, and freezing myself to the bone.

 

Chorus

Please tell me what I’m doing here, I wanna go home

Ant nothing going for me here, I wanna be alone

Please tell me what I’m doing here, feeling out of place

Or show me one spark of fun on anyone’s face

 

Music and Lyrics by Dan Shepherd 2017