The Dirge

from by Youth of the Beast

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lyrics

It's freezing on rust belt streets
But in this land of make believe

You'll find sun, sex, fame and gold yeah

Frustrated with the old place you take your leave
But the spoils here go to cads and creeps

And it's not quite what they sold you

Someone busking on the corner
plays a dirge so black, so blue

Songs the old crowd must have danced to
Finally make their way to you

If the folks back home, could they just see you now
would they laugh or cry?

Now the bass takes a bow...

Then they pick it up
It's a marching theme

For the drunk, the whore, the fool, the thief

All these heroes get a mention

You're laughing now, the art crowd
don't seem so cool

Once you've lived and learned the boogaloo

They're all posture and pretension

Songs the old crowd must have danced to
Finally make their way to you

Molls entwined with mafiosos
To a dirge so black and blue

Then the trumpeter points the song right at you
And the noise you hear breaks your heart right in two

Sounds strictly, just for you...

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from Seventy Seven, track released February 26, 2012

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Youth of the Beast San Francisco, California

Youth of the Beast is a duo from San Francisco. Their sound is acoustic rock with elements of folk, punk, dub and 60's pop. Their lyrics combine the personal with the political.

BOOK US TO PLAY If you're throwing a house party, basement show, art opening or street festival around LA or SF.
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