Only Children

  • Walking around at night
    Fighting my appetite
    Every kid in cut-offs could be you

    Remember when we used to meet
    At the bottom of Mobile Street
    Do what the broken people do

    Are you still taking notes?
    The Holy Ghost could get inside you
    You do whatever you put your mind to
    Will you read me what you wrote?
    When we were locked outside the building
    Over-encouraged only children

    Cold coffee on the fire escape
    We bet it all on a demo tape
    When we still had something left to steal

    Remember when we took too much
    To get a little of the human touch
    Hand to mouth and reel to reel

    And are you still taking notes?
    Hydrocodone in your backpack
    Maybe these words will hold the beast back
    Will you read me what you wrote?
    The one I said you stole from Dylan
    Over-encouraged only children

    "Heaven's wasted on the dead"
    That's what your mama said
    And the hearse was idling in the parking lot
    She said you thought the world of me
    And you were glad to see
    They finally let me be an astronaut

    Are you still taking notes?
    Do you have anyone to talk to?
    Castle walls that you can walk through?
    Do the dead believe in ghosts?
    Or are you lost in some old building
    With over-encouraged only children?

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  • Jasper from HydraI cover many Jason Isbell songs and have been working on OnlyChildren for the last weeks. Anyway it gave me goosebumps when I read this article while BEING AT THE ISLAND OF HYDRA!!! How amazing is that?
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