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When We Were Young EP

by The Family Township

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released June 24, 2014

Cover art by Jason Gillis

Music by The Family Township
Lyrics by Marc Pinansky

Produced by Ed Valauskas
Recorded & Mixed by Pat DiCenso
Additional engineering by Matt Tahaney
Recorded at Q Division
Mastered by Mike Quinn at The Moontower

RUNNER'S HIGH MUSIC, ASCAP, 2014

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Original rock and roll that feels strangely familiar and familiarly strange since 2006. Feel free to feel free. And remember, life goes on - until it don't.

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Track Name: Rían
Riding, fearless and charging
The beat of the hoof rings down through the wood
Shining, silver in sunlight
And on cross the field burn helmet and shield
Morning, heaven and glory
Lay before you, the path of the true
Calling, weightless and falling
Laid before you, the path of your doom

All salute your fallen son
Who fed on flame and danced among
The mighty and the meek
His countrymen with oaths to keep
All salute your fallen son
Who fought for all, loved only one
To be now preserved in song
To ring through dale and dusty hall

Rían, soon to be legend
Leads his company of men ‘cross heather and glen
Crying, for love of the lady
Drawing his sword, he honors his word

All salute your fallen son
Who fed on flame and danced among
The mighty and the meek
His countrymen with oaths to keep
All salute your fallen son
Who fought for all, loved only one
To be now preserved in song
To ring through dale and dusty hall
Track Name: Before The War
The fall that I turned 21 I saw the world through setting suns
I felt as though I’d been to war, I drank and fought and woke up sore
I never in a hundred dreams thought I’d find you in that bar light gleam
I’d never felt like this before, the way before the war

To the only one, I lay down my gun
But I would fight you, if you ask me to

Army boots of canvas shoes, denim jacket of faded blue
I lived to serve and I served to live and I tried to earn what I couldn't give
But darkness came before my door and he seemed so weak and weathered worn
And I never would now feel before the way before the war

To the only one, I lay down my gun
But I would fight you, if you ask me to
To live a hundred years is an aging dream
But I would die for you to remain in youth

I feel the weight of 34 and the broken hearts all left on shore
I swear I cried as I walked away, my tears in mists of surf and spray
But I hear you call in winter blue and my oath to you burns true
I will always serve forever more for our love before the war

To the only one, I lay down my gun
But I would fight you, if you ask me to
To live a hundred years is an aging dream
But I would die for you
To be forever remembered in youth
Track Name: When We Were Young
When we were young we’d pretend we’re old
We’d lie in the sun and complain of the cold
To find love was the simplest of tasks
We’d straighten our backs and pull from the flask
And be off on an age-old pursuit
To be all the things we’d now courage to do

So, “Bring ‘em on,” we’d chant in the night
Bring ‘em on, let your live be the light
Bring ‘em on, yell the captain and crew
Bring ‘em on for the spirit of youth

When we were young we swore not to change
We believed that perfection had already came
And every word held the weight of the world
Unfurled form the tongue to the ear of a girl
With wonder and lust in her eyes
To be ready to die, yet never more alive

So, “Bring ‘em on,” we chant in the night
Bring ‘em on, let your live be the light
Bring ‘em on for the here and the gone
Bring ‘em on for the solace of song

A lone cat makes his way down the street
His black and white coat is matted and streaked
We share a glance in the pink morning sun
And salute a good night and another to come
We both hold our passion and pride
We follow our instincts to the end of the line

So, “Bring ‘em on,” we chant in the night
Bring ‘em on, let your live be the light
Bring ‘em on, yell the captain and crew
Bring ‘em on for the spirit of youth
Bring ‘em on, we chant in the night
Bring ‘em on, let your live be the light
Bring ‘em on for the here and the gone
Bring ‘em on for the solace of song