Young Man's Lament

from Interlude (full album) by Incidental Music

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My young man’s life
Was in its twenty-fifth year
And I was in love
And not with just any young woman
But a rose amongst the thorns
Or so I thought
It’s a tough lesson learned
That love don’t come easy
It won’t come easy
It sure ain’t free.

Now, my young man’s love
Ain’t half what I hope it to be
When I grow up
Still, who was she not to go with me
And who was I to call her bluff?
It’s my fool pride, the thorn in my side
That love won’t come easy
I’m going crazy to eat humble pie

Welcome, my son, to manhood
Strange women so indifferent
To your spilled guts
Don’t look for sympathy
It’s tough all over the city
It’s tough all over the world
Does anybody care at all?

Now love at first sight
So naïve to believe her to be
Who you want her to be
And like a bull in a china shop
I realize I got no timing
No social graces
I’m losing face
And my poor heart is aching
My heart is breaking
Heartbroken again

And my young man’s blue
Are getting the better of me
And I’ve got to let go
Cause it never did work out
Between me
And the woman of my sweet dreams
Still I believe God has His reasons
True love won’t come easy
And soon spring will come
In due season
In due season

Life is a journey
A tossing and turning sea
To find the compass and the port
Time marches on
Thank God I’m still singing songs
Where would I be
Where I be without You, Lord?

Now a young man’s life
Is a stormy, sordid affair
He needs real love
So don’t feed his fleshly lust
Just to appease the real libido
O, don’t corrupt his heart of hearts
His child-mind’s a yoyo
Always up and down
Always on the go-go

Welcome, my son, to manhood
You fight your private wars
But will it do you any good?
Don’t look for symphony
It’s every man for himself
It’s why this world is going to hell
And I don’t care what they say
Since the Rebellion it’s been all downhill
Jesus said it would turn out this way

Does anybody care?
Does anybody care?
Does anybody care?
Does anybody care?
Does anybody care at all?

Do you care?
Are you there?
Welcome, my son, to manhood
You’re not a child anymore …


from Interlude (full album), released June 8, 2017


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