Bastards of Young

  • God, what a mess, on the ladder of success
    Where you take one step and miss the whole first rung
    Dreams unfulfilled, graduate unskilled
    It beats pickin' cotton and waitin' to be forgotten

    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    The daughters and the sons

    Clean your baby womb, trash that baby boom
    Elvis in the ground, there'll ain't no beer tonight
    Income tax deduction, what a hell of a function
    It beats pickin' cotton or waitin' to be forgotten

    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    Now the daughters and the sons

    Unwillingness to claim us, ya got no war to name us

    The ones, love us best are the ones we'll lay to rest
    And visit their graves on holidays at best
    The ones, love us least are the ones we'll die to please
    If it's any consolation, I don't begin to understand them

    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    We are the sons of no one, bastards of young
    Daughters and the sons

    Young, young, young, young

    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yours
    Take it, it's yoursWriter/s: Paul Westerberg
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
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Comments: 7

  • Rabbit Bunny from Westminster MdSometimes I feel misunderstood! I love the MATS! A perfect Rebel Rock song!
  • Yermom from Fuckyermuther, United Kingdomjason-

    a tribute to their fans? are you f--kin retarded?? what kinda band outlives their band and "visit(s) their graves on holidays at best"??
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaI love this song, such angst. The video had to be the cheapest I have ever seen. It is just a camera on a big stereo speaker...
  • Jason from Tampa, FlThe third verse is clearly a tribute to their fans. ("The ones who love us best are the ones we'll lay to rest
    And visit their graves on holidays at best").

  • Nick from Port Douglas, AustraliaB of Y is a great tune but hard to cover,i had a tribute replacements band,'Little Mascara' together in Sydney in the 90s as a drunken joke and we did quite well.I remember we struggled with that tune
  • Dan from Davis, CaThe Sons of Norway is a fraternal order in Minneapolis with a large building in the Uptown district. Westerberg wrote B of Y after the Mats played a gig there.
  • M Paul from Green Bay, Wiwe are the sons of no one-----income tax deduction-one hell of a function--it beats pickin' cotton and waitin' to be forgotton. westerberg is a genius
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