Young and Brave

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released 15 August 2009
Engineered by Joel Adair and Matt Shasteen.
Mixed/mastered by Matt Shasteen.
Produced by Dr. Nerdenstein and Young & Brave.

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Young and Brave Denton

An indie rock quintet from Denton, TX, Young and Brave supports well-crafted songs with excellent musicianship, blending male and female vocals for a unique sound. Channeling 60s garage rock, Americana, their music has garnered comparisons to Wilco and the New Pornographers. The group has opened for Avi Buffalo, Girl in a Coma, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Civil Wars, and Cymbals Eat Guitars. ... more

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Track Name: Said I
Goin' downtown
To see my baby
Been a long time
I haven't seen her lately
She got a boss man
Works her night and day

Goin' downtown
Freedom gonna come our way...

Well, I got downtown
And saw my baby
Needle in her arm
And her hands were shaky
When she come down
She gonna see what I done

She comes down
She gonna see my smokin' gun...

Said I found the old boss man
And shot him down
Baby didn't want
Him hanging around
Gonna take my time
Gonna set us free

Leave this town
Takin' baby with me...
Track Name: No Sympathy
I ask you for a simple gift
But you won't offer me a rose, well
Maybe that's just what I get
For accepting weeds for so, so long
 
And it seems that I have quite a silly habit
Of ignoring such things
'Cause if I don't, then that will mean I'll see
The worst that's in you
 
You soothe me with your slick wit
Belying with that warm sigh
Trying to melt all of my
Best held defenses
 
CHORUS:
But pray if you want to
Sway if you want to
Cry if you want to
Lie if you want
You won't get
One bit of my sympathy
 
What happened to the idealistic woman
With her eyes aglow?
Well, she is weeping for the death
Of her evaporated soul
 
She let it go because how could she know
It would be gone for good
If a sacrifice for trust was made
On the cusp of love?
 
You say it won't hurt a bit
It's nothing your first-aid kit
Can't cure but, well, that's only superficial
 
CHORUS

It's hard enough
With this commitment on my back
And this curse on my pen
It's hard enough
With a tragedy of advanced degree
Leaving me with nothing to defend
 
So I think I'll take a slice of disappointment
With my cereal and tea
In the hopes that it will make a better fighter
Out of me
 
'Cause this ain't a fight I can win
I don't have the energy to spend
And talking with you is a waste of words
Anyway

CHORUS (x2)
Track Name: Conway
Look at these people
They wanna take my crown
They're lookin' at my steeple
They wanna burn it down

They find the weakest link
And they try to break
Drill a hole in my boat just to watch me drown
In the lake

They got me jumpin' like my name was Jack Flash
They got me feelin' black like my name was Johnny Cash
But today, I'm feelin' more Conway
So don't take it away

Look at these people
They never carry their hearts
They see your smile, they see your shine
They wanna rip it apart

'Cause they'll never have
The things that make you great
But they'll try their best to bring down the rest
To a depression state

They got me jumpin' like my name was Jack Flash
They got me feelin' black like my name was Johnny Cash
But today, I'm feelin' more Conway
So don't take it away
(Take it...)
Track Name: Holy Ghost
Open up your eyes, girl
Tell me what you see
Is there a devil hiding
Just behind that tree?

Take my hand, girl
Follow me
Said it's alright, it's alright,
It's alright, baby, wait and see

Said take me up to the Streets of Gold
Take me down to the River of Souls
I'll be your secret if you wanna know
If you're a sinner, baby, I'm the Holy Ghost

If you need salvation
This could be your chance
'Cause you been waitin' on the Angel of
Death to come and change your plans

So when you see that Fire
And you see that Man
You better get down on your
Knees and throw up your hands

Said take me up to the Streets of Gold
Take me down to the River of Souls
I'll be your secret if you wanna know
If you're a sinner, baby, I'm the Holy Ghost
Track Name: You'll Never Get Out Of Dallas Like This
You'll never get out of Dallas like this
Stuck to blue like gum and glue
And clutching fear in your fists

Concrete and neon warm the cold emptiness
And the comforts are small, but you mistake them all
For some sort of bliss

And don't you hate the way
Your dreams decay
Into dim irrelevance?
And the city holds you tight
When you're alone in the night
 
From here to Oklahoma the highway
Cuts through like a knife
And the city bleeds over fields and trees
'Til the sky is bathed in white
 
And what can you say
It's been this way your whole life
And that foolish drug you mistook for love
Only stole your will to fight

But you were never bold
Now you're growing old
Still you're blinded by the light
"Don't believe what you can't see"
That's your whole philosophy
 
So go find your life... (x3)

You'll never get out of waiting like this
You can scream and swear
And pull your hair
But time won't budge an inch

You'd be better off trading that curse for a kiss
You're not the only one
Who's refused to run
From the edge of this abyss

But what you're going through
It is nothing new
Don't be afraid what you might miss
'Cause there's no such thing as meant to be
I think Dallas would agree
Track Name: Hey Hey!
Driving into the night
You turn the radio dial
You hear an old song from high school
That you love, and you smile

Despite all the static
You complete all of the lyrics
And you don't even try
How you could remember
Every single line of Third Eye Blind
And Nevermind, you'll never know why

Hey, hey!

You gave up all of your dreams
Without so much as a fight
The company that you'd own
And the novel you'd write

You think you might begin it
But you sit alone on Sundays
Watching Magnum P.I.
Wondering, maybe, if perhaps
You could pull off that mustache
And those tiny shorts if you were a spy

Hey, hey!
 
Next stop is Loserville
It's closer every moment you drive
Better take the next exit
Before you find you're 35

Hey, hey!

The person you always swore
You would never become
Is coming out of your heels
And from under your thumbs

How could it have happened
That you turned into the loser
That you always despised?
Maybe it is because
It was just what you were all along
But somehow you never realized

Hey, hey!
Track Name: I Beg You
Love me good, love me right
In the middle of the night
I beg you...
No, I won't make a sound
If your parents come around
I beg you...
All I need is to be
Here with you, here with me
I beg you...
If you have one ounce of trust
This is love, it isn't lust
I beg you!

Some would say it isn't true,
But I'd jump right off a bridge
If I lost you...
And that's what's got me scared
'Cause I'm not sure I'm prepared
For what they'll do...
When tomorrow comes around,
They'll come and hunt me down
I beg you...
You see, I've stolen all I can,
Singing 'Catch me if you can'
I beg you!

Oh, the noose is hangin' high,
And as I hang my head to die,
I'll know I loved you
So darlin', darlin' if you can,
Grant this wish to a dying man
I beg you...
Love me good, love me right
In the middle of the night
I beg you...
Love me good, love me right
If just for one more night
I beg you!
Track Name: Say You Will
I've been afraid to let the secret out
But now those frozen words are burning in my mouth
With every breath my resolution slips
And I can't stop the smoke from rising to my lips

But, oh, oh, I think you already know
Oh, oh, yeah, that I've been down
So far, so low

But I gave up the ghost when I was 21
Traded my nerves for steel, my sweetness for a gun
Guess that explains why all the good boys run
And why you tell me that I just can't be the one

'Cause, oh, oh, I am the rock to your roll
Oh, oh, yeah, I bring you down
So far, so low

Oh, oh, I am the rock to your roll
Oh, oh, yeah
I never thought I'd be alone and be so old
I wrap my arms around you, but you feel so cold
Yeah, why do you have to bring me down, baby,
So far, yeah, so low...

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'Cause I have a heart that's paper thin
It blows and it sways with the wind
So please, please, please, be easy on me
Until I get a thicker skin

Say you will, oh, say you will

And I cannot stop what I begin
And I carry this torch for you, still unabated
So please, please, please, just hold me when it's dim
And pretend you haven't hesitated

Say you will, oh, say you will

And I wear this heart like a tattoo
Over my heart, the scar's been frozen
So please, please, please, just smile when you lie to me
'Cause I take some sugar with my poison

Say you will, oh, say you will
Track Name: Giant
I remember the day
The sky went black
And the giant from the
Depths came crawling back
And how word got around
And spread through town
Like a wildfire
Eating up our homes

They say he's crushing our bones
So we cry out
"Oh, someone come and help,
We're all alone!"
They say he's crushing our bones
So we cry out
(Out...)
"Someone... Oh, someone...!"

Said it's simple fact
That flesh and bone
Well, they just don't equal
Up to mechanical force
You know it's simple fact
That flesh and bones
(Bones...)
They just don't equal up!
Track Name: Nebraska
Well, I should've asked the questions
Written on your face
Instead I swallowed silence down
And cleared the supper plates

And you headed out of Nebraska
The winter of that year
Chasing everything you thought you loved
And leaving what you feared

And the days are wide and long
Along this road I travel
And I'm filling up this paper cup
With thoughts I can't unravel

By the springtime you'd grown tired of
Nothing going your way
And by June I held a postcard
From across the USA

You're a drifter and a searcher
Daddy's blood in your veins
You ancient one, you prodigal son
You sinner, you saint

And you say "The days are wide and long
Along this road I travel
I'm just filling up this paper cup
With money I panhandle"
 
The snowflakes on the wheat fields
Were piled wide and high
And inside the silence smothered me
'Til I couldn't even cry

And after all the time of holding in
The silence of these years
I screamed to God to send an angel
Who'd comfort all my fears

'Cause I need some company
Along this road I travel
I'm just filling up this paper cup
With dreams that I can't handle