Wasted Youth

by The Pink Elephants

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released September 1, 2014

Louis C.F. - vocals & guitar
David Garcia - guitar
Martí Bruno - bass guitar
Joan Jimenez - drums

Produced by Edgar Beltri
Engineered and recorded by Edgar Beltri & Mario Patiño at La Atlantida Estudio (Barcelona)
Mixed by Stephen Egerton at Armstrong Studio (Tulsa, OK)
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering (Chicago, IL)
Cover illustration by Tri-Vo
Artwork by The Pink Elephants

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Track Name: Circling The Drain
ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM
MERRILY, MERRILY, MERRILY LIFE IS BUT A DREAM…

OH I WISH IT WAS JUST SOME PETTY DREAM
ROW, ROW, ROW AND DON’T LET GO
AND SLEEP SOUND MY BOY IN THIS ENDLESS DREAM
ROW, ROW, ROW AND DON’T WAKE UP

‘COS THAT STREAM WE’RE ON
IT DOESN’T LEAD TO THE OPEN SEA
WE SAIL WITH MALICE AND DISDAIN
WE’RE HEADED DOWN THE DRAIN

LOVE NOT ONE ANOTHER
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
NO TIME TO HELP A BROTHER OUT
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
CARE NOT FOR EACH OTHER
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AND REST YOUR HEAD ON YOUR OWN SHOULDER
AS WE CIRCLE, AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AS WE CIRCLE, AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AS WE TRY NOT TO DROWN IN VAIN

SO NOW ROW YOUR BOAT IN THIS LAND OF DREAMS
ROW, ROW, ROW AND DON’T WAKE UP

‘COS THAT STREAM WE’RE ON
IT DOESN’T LEAD TO THE OPEN SEA
WE SAIL WITH MALICE AND DISDAIN
WE’RE HEADED DOWN THE DRAIN

LOVE NOT ONE ANOTHER
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
NO TIME TO HELP A BROTHER OUT
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
CARE NOT FOR EACH OTHER
AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AND REST YOUR HEAD ON YOUR OWN SHOULDER
AS WE CIRCLE, AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AS WE CIRCLE, AS WE CIRCLE THE DRAIN
AS WE TRY NOT TO DROWN IN VAIN

MAY YOU NEVER LEAVE YOUR BOAT
MAY YOU ALWAYS STAY AFLOAT
Track Name: High School
DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR TIME IN HIGH SCHOOL?
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE YOUNG?
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE USED TO LIGHT FIRES
AS WE GOT DRUNK AND FANTASIZED
OF EVERYTHING WE’D DO WITH OUR LIVES?

DO YOU REMEMBER YOUR TIME IN HIGHSCHOOL?
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU DROPPED OUT?
THERE WASN’T TIME FOR THAT SHIT
YOU HAD A REPUTATION TO GET
IT WASN’T THAT LONG AGO
WE WALKED THOSE STREETS LIKE GIANTS
WITH OUR BROKEN GUITARS
WE BOTH SHOT FOR THE STARS
AND MISFIRED

OH – ANOTHER KID LEFT BEHIND
WE’RE DESTINED FOR NOTHING
OH – DON’T BOTHER TO WALK THE LINE
WE’RE DESTINED FOR NOTHING

THAT’S BEEN THE STORY OF OUR LIVES
READING THE PAGES WE DIDN’T WRITE
THEY SAY IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE
AND THESE TIMES ARE THE CULPRIT
BUT WHO’S TO SAY
IT’D BE A DIFFERENT WAY BACK THEN
WE’RE DESTINED FOR NOTHING

OH – ANOTHER KID LEFT BEHIND
WE’RE DESTINED FOR NOTHING
OH – DON’T BOTHER TO WALK THE LINE
WE’RE DESTINED FOR NOTHING
DESTINED FOR NOTHING
Track Name: Empty Houses In Detroit
BASEBALL CAPS AND BODY BAGS
THEY FOUND THE MAJOR SMOCKING CRACK
ICE CREAM TRUCKS ARE MAKING ROUNDS
WHILE DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS HIT THE LOST AND FOUND
DEAD BABIES THEY JUST DON’T CROWN
STILLBORN IN AN ULTRASOUND

TOLD TO SEARCH AND DESTROY
TO OBEY AND TO ENJOY
OUR OWN HANDFUL OF NOTHING
WAIT UNTIL WE’RE DEPLOYED
IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINIOS
WITH OUR HANDFUL OF NOTHING
WHERE A NEW BREED WILL RISE
AND RECLAIM THE LAND

EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PERFECT PLACE TO START AGAIN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PALACE FOR THE COMMON MAN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
WELCOME TO OUR PROMISED LAND
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PERFECT PLACE TO START AGAIN

LATE ABORTIONS ON A LOOP
THEY’RE PRAISING JESUS FOR DEAD TROOPS
A PREGNANT SLUT FUCKS TO BLACK COCKS
WHILE FIREMEN KEEP DRINKING ON THE CLOCK
AND KIDS GET BEATEN BY THE COPS
SOBRIETY IS FED TO DOGS

TOLD TO SEARCH AND DESTROY
TO OBEY AND TO ENJOY
OUR OWN HANDFUL OF NOTHING
WAIT UNTIL WE’RE DEPLOYED
IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINIOS
WITH OUR HANDFUL OF NOTHING
WHERE A NEW BREED WILL RISE
AND RECLAIM THE LAND

EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PERFECT PLACE TO START AGAIN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PALACE FOR THE COMMON MAN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
WELCOME TO OUR PROMISED LAND
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
STILL STAND!

EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PERFECT PLACE TO START AGAIN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PALACE FOR THE COMMON MAN
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
WELCOME TO OUR PROMISED LAND
EMPTY HOUSES IN DETROIT
PERFECT PLACE TO START AGAIN
Track Name: The Antisocial Network
YOU WANT TO KNOW THE GOAL BEHIND MY DRINKING
YOU WONDER WHY SARCASM IS MY MOTHER TONGUE
WHY I'M ALWAYS HOPING FOR THE WORST

IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME
JUST TAKE A LOOK AROUND

DO YOU FIT AT ALL WITH THIS MORONS AND KNOW-IT-ALLS
CAN YOU BE WITH THEM AT ALL

ALONE AND DRUNK, THE OPPOSITE OF HOMESICK
I LONG THE DAYS AHEAD, I LONG THE OPEN ROAD
WHERE THE HIGHWAY TELLS YOU WHERE TO GO

WITHOUT A WARNING
YOU’LL WAKE ONE MORNING
AND I’LL BE GONE AWAY

DO YOU FIT AT ALL WITH THIS MORONS AND KNOW-IT-ALLS
CAN YOU BE WITH THEM AT ALL
CAN YOU STILL PLAY BALL WHEN YOU’RE PUT UP AGAINST THE WALL
DO YOU REGRET IT AT ALL

FEELS LIKE I'M DIGGING
FEELS LIKE I'M DIGGING MY OWN GRAVE
SO I NEED TO GET AWAY
BEFORE THEY DRIVE ME INSANE

DO YOU FIT AT ALL WITH THIS MORONS AND KNOW-IT-ALLS
IT’S A GAME I JUST WON’T PLAY NO MORE
I’VE FOUND HOME IS ANYWHERE BUT HOME
GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACKS, GO PACK YOUR BAGS
HIT THE GAS AND DON’T LOOK BACK

DO YOU FIT AT ALL WITH THIS MORONS AND KNOW-IT-ALLS
CAN YOU BE WITH THEM AT ALL
CAN YOU STILL PLAY BALL WHEN YOU’RE PUT UP AGAINST THE WALL
DO YOU REGRET IT AT ALL
Track Name: Two Flags
DO ALL MY VALUES FIT INTO A PIECE OF FABRIC?
NOT EVEN CLOSE, ABSOLUTELY NOT
SO THEN WHY YOU THREW ME TWO OF THOSE?

THERE’S TWO FLAGS FOR YOU
TWO FLAGS FOR ME
TWO FLAGS TO LIVE AND DIE FOR
WOULDN’T TAKE’EM FOR FREE
DON’T YOU REALLY SEE
THEY DON’T MEAN A THING TO ME?

HEY!
SHOVE’EM UP AND DOWN MY ASSHOLE
‘TIL YOU TURN IT INSIDE OUT
THAT WAY I’LL FEEL IT, I’LL FINALLY FEEL IT
AND MAYBE I’LL SEE WHAT’S ALL ABOUT

HAS IT OCCURRED TO YOU I’M NOT AN EMPTY VESSEL
WHERE YOU CAN THROW EVERY TRICK YOU KNOW
IN THE HOPE I OFFER YOU MY VOTE?

THERE’S TWO FLAGS FOR YOU
TWO FLAGS FOR ME
TWO FLAGS TO LIVE AND DIE FOR
WOULDN’T TAKE’EM FOR FREE
DON’T YOU REALLY SEE
THEY DON’T MEAN A THING TO ME?

HEY!
SHOVE’EM UP AND DOWN MY ASSHOLE
‘TIL YOU TURN IT INSIDE OUT
THAT WAY I’LL FEEL IT, I’LL FINALLY FEEL IT
AND MAYBE I’LL SEE WHAT’S ALL ABOUT

TAKE’EM OFF MY GAPING RECTUM
AND GO SHOVE’M DOWN MY THROAT
THAT WAY I’LL SHUT UP
I’LL FINALLY SHUT UP
AND MAYBE I’LL JOIN YOU DOWN THIS ROAD
Track Name: Officer Down
LAST NIGHT WAS NO SHOCK
JUST ANOTHER GUY KILLED BY COPS
THEY ALL BEAT HIM DOWN INTO A FACELESS PULP
THEY WERE EIGHT-TO-ONE
AND TOMORROW IT COULD BE YOUR TURN
IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE OF US
IF WE DON’T FIGHT BACK

SHA LA LA LA
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
SHA LA LA LA
WE’LL GET REVENGE, WE’LL GET REVENGE
AND WE’LL GET’EM DOWN

HOW SWEET THE SOUND
WHEN THEY’RE DOWN ON THE GROUND
CALLING OFFICER DOWN

JUSTICE WON’T BE FOUND
TIL THE VIOLENCE TURNS AROUND
WHEN THEIR GUARD IS DOWN WE’LL PUT’EM UNDERGROUND
DON’T YOU GET NO NAMES, JUST PICK A BRICK AND AIM
DON’T YOU EVER DOUBT THEY’D HIT YOU JUST THE SAME
NOW IT’S YOU OR THEM MY FRIEND
DON’T WE ALL FOR ONCE DESERVE REVENGE?

SHA LA LA LA
YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
SHA LA LA LA
WE’LL GET REVENGE, WE’LL GET REVENGE
AND WE’LL GET’EM DOWN

HOW SWEET THE SOUND
WHEN THEY’RE DOWN ON THE GROUND
CALLING OFFICER DOWN

WHO-O-O-O-OH
THEY’D GO FOR ANYONE
Track Name: Dead End
CAUSES AND OPINIONS
EVERYBODY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
BUT NOBODY LISTENS
IT’S THE SAD WAY OF THE WORLD TODAY

BUT WE CARRY ON
YES WE CARRY ON
WITH OUR PRIDE AND DIGNITY
BUT WE SINK
IN SUCH FUTILITY

DEAD END STREET
TAKING ACTION IS A DEAD END STREET
ENDS NEVER MEET
DEAD END STREET
CALLING BULLSHIT IS A DEAD END STREET

MAKES ME WANNA THROW UP
HOW THEY FILL THEIR MOUTHS WITH UNITY
JUST TO NEVER SHOW UP
EVERYBODY WANTS TO RIDE FOR FREE

BUT WE CARRY ON
YES WE CARRY ON
IN THIS WORLD OF APATHY
BUT WE SINK
IN MEDIOCRITY

DEAD END STREET
TAKING ACTION IS A DEAD END STREET
ENDS NEVER MEET
DEAD END STREET
CALLING BULLSHIT IS A DEAD END STREET
DEAD END STREET
PUNK ROCK MUSIC IS A DEAD END STREET
ENDS NEVER MEET
DEAD END STREET
WELCOME TO THIS FUCKING DEAD END STREET
Track Name: Shallow Grave
CAN’T SAY I’M SOMEONE PRONE TO LOOK LIFE IN THE RIGHT LIGHT
NOT SUICIDAL, BUT NOT QUITE ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
SO WHEN HE TOLD ME HE WAS CHEKING OUT
I KEPT MY PROMISE, ‘COS WHO WAS I TO TRY AND STOP HIM
I DON’T LOOK LIKE A COPPER, DO I?

ON HIS LAST BEER HE JUST TALKED ABOUT HIS SISTER
SHE ALWAYS LISTENED AND HE WAS GONNA MISS HER
SO WHEN HE TOLD ME, HE WAS CHECKING OUT
I SHOLD’VE SEEN IT, I REALLY SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT COMING

SHE WAS FOUND LAYING LIFELESS IN THE OUTSKIRTS
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE
SHE WAS FOUND UNDER BRANCHES, LEAVES AND GARBAGE
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE
AIN’T IT STRANGE HOW DARK SOULS NEVER CHANGE?

SHE ALWAYS LISTENED
HE'S GONNA MISS HER

SHE WAS FOUND LAYING LIFELESS IN THE OUTSKIRTS
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE
SHE WAS FOUND UNDER BRANCHES, LEAVES AND GARBAGE
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE LAST NIGHT

SHE WAS FOUND LAYING LIFELESS IN THE OUTSKIRTS
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE
SHE WAS FOUND UNDER BRANCHES, LEAVES AND GARBAGE
SHE WAS FOUND IN A SHALLOW GRAVE

AIN’T IT STRANGE HOW DARK SOULS NEVER CHANGE?
Track Name: Waiting For A Life
MY TWENTIES WERE A WAITING ROOM - WAITING FOR A LIFE
MY THIRTIES THEY WILL BE MY TOMB - WAITING FOR A LIFE
MY ADULTHOOD WON’T COME SO SOON - WAITING FOR A LIFE
I’M WAITING FOR THE OUTBREAK OF A REVOLUTION

A GENERATION CAST ASIDE
WE WILL NEVER CUT THIS LINE
AND WE’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME

WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS PASSING TIME
AND THEY JUST KEEP US WAITING
WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS STAND IN LINE
WAITING FOR A LIFE
WAITING FOR A LIFE

THE SAME OLD POSTERS HANGING ON THE WALL – WAITING FOR A LIFE
THOSE DUSTY SHELVES STILL FULL OF TOYS – WAITING FOR A LIFE
TOO MESSY EVEN FOR A LITTLE BOY – WAITING FOR A LIFE
I’M WAITING FOR THE OUTBREAK OF A REVOLUTION

DON’T TELL ME I’M LIKE PETER PAN
THEY FORECLOSURED NEVERLAND
NOW WE LIVE ON GRAINS OF SAND

WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS PASSING TIME
AND THEY JUST KEEP US WAITING
WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS STAND IN LINE
WAITING FOR A LIFE
WE’RE WAITING FOR A LIFE

WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS PASSING TIME
AND THEY JUST KEEP US WAITING
WAITING, ALL WE DO IS WAITING
ALL WE DO IS STAND IN LINE
STAND IN LINE
STAND IN LINE
STAND IN LINE
Track Name: Born Again
NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
YOU’RE A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN NOW AND THAT’S ALRIGHT
NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
THEY’RE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND

YOU USED TO DRINK AND DO DRUGS, YOU NEVER SAID NO
YOU ONCE SUCKED A DICK FOR COKE
BUT THEN YOU FOUND THE GOOD BOOK
AND GOT ON THE WAGON
STILL YOU KEPT ALL YOUR BULLSHIT WITH YOU

NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
YOU’RE A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN NOW AND THAT’S ALRIGHT
NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
THEY’RE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND

YOU TELL US YOU HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT
IN THE EVER-LOVING ARMS OF JESUS CHRIST
SO WHAT’S UP WITH ALL YOUR SELF-INDULGENT RANTS?
IF IT’S ALL UP TO PLAN
HOW COME YOU MISS THAT JUNKIE BAND?

WHEN YOU’RE IN FRONT OF A MIC, YOU ROMANTICIZE
THE OLD DAYS, THE ROCKSTAR LIES
MAYBE, JUST MAYBE THE DRUGS
THEY WEREN’T THE PROBLEM
WHAT NARCOTIC COULD BE WORSE THAN GOD?

NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
YOU’RE A BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN NOW AND THAT’S ALRIGHT
NO MORE WITH THE SHOW, BOOZE AND BLOW
THEY’RE THE MEMORIES OF A LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND

YOU TELL US YOU HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT
IN THE EVER-LOVING ARMS OF JESUS CHRIST
SO WHAT’S UP WITH ALL YOUR SELF-INDULGENT RANTS?
IF IT’S ALL UP TO PLAN
HOW COME YOU MISS THAT JUNKIE BAND?
Track Name: We Don't Quite Like You Yet
BOUND TO DISOBEY
I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
BOUND TO DISOBEY
I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER, I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY

A RABID HERETIC, A REAL NON BELIEVER
AN AGITATOR THAT WILL NOT DESIST
A CHRONIC DEADBEAT, A GRAND UNDERACHIEVER
A REVOLUTIONARY ANARCHIST

I CHOOSE MY WAYS, THAT RULE I NEVER BREAK
IF YOU WANT IT DONE, DO IT YOURSELF
DON'T YOU BE AFRAID OF YOUR MISTAKES
IF YOU WANT IT DONE, DO IT YOURSELF

I'M DONE WITH BACKING AWAY

BOUND TO DISOBEY
I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
BOUND TO DISOBEY
I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER, I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY

I CHOOSE MY WAYS, THAT RULE I NEVER BREAK
IF YOU WANT IT DONE, DO IT YOURSELF
DON'T YOU BE AFRAID OF YOUR MISTAKES
IF YOU WANT IT DONE, DO IT YOUR…
SELF CONTAINED
AND UNRESTRAINED
REVOLUTION IS MY NAME

BOUND TO DISOBEY
I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
BOUND TO DISOBEY
I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY

I DON’T BELIEVE I OWE AN EXPLANATION
I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
I NEVER SAID I WANTED APPROBATION
I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY

I’M NOT A MEMBER, I’M NOT WHO I’M MEANT TO BE
I DON'T BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
I DON’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I GAVE A SHIT
I NEVER LOOK THE OTHER WAY