Grow Young

by The Future

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released July 26, 2011

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The Future Nashville, Tennessee

If you fused the dynamic vocal style of Prince with Spoon's tight minimalist pop hooks and a bit of Arcade Fire's heights of grandeur, you'd kindle a spark that is the Future.

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Track Name: Pay No Mind
all your friends go down
strolling to the altar
you don't wanna be alone at all

shaking just like a leaf
rising up to your feet
walking on down real slow
like you do when you got
nowhere to go

I can't tell the difference
between a curse and a psalm
how am i supposed to see
am I being prayed for or being preyed on
don't trust your heart
don't pay no mind
I know it's hard to ignore
what's pumping your blood
keeping you alive

wake up soaked in sweat
can't remember how you got that way
drenched in the middle of the night
dry as a bone in the rest of your life
you said the words they asked you to
shed your share of tears
there's a fear that you just can't shake
somehow it didn't take

chorus

on the day that you was born was a bad moon
on the day you gonna die it'll be the same sky
nothing ever changed cause it never does

all the friends that you loved they're moving on
all the places you'd go they'll soon be gone
all it ever is, all it ever was

chorus
Track Name: Don't You Dare
Hey pretty girl
Can I guess your name
First and the middle are they one in the same
Guess if you hate it then your moms to blame

Hey sweet baby can I hold your hand
Hey sweet face can I have this dance
Yeah, I know it's a lot of cans to ask

Don't dare change
You know I dont believe it
Don't dare change
I love you just the way you are

Well god knows that I want to hold you
I don't ever wanna hold you down
If you feel a little short of breath
You can go ahead and slap me round

You stole my heart
Gave me your hand
I swear I aint gonna put cuffs on it

Put a brick right on your head
And you stay just where you stand
I dont mean it in a mean way
I never mean it in a mean way
Throw a rock right through your window
And you stay just where you sit
I don't mean it in a mean way
I barely even mean it
Track Name: Discount Disco
I wanna go
to the discount disco
the fog is thick
and there's nobody we know

so come on down
and don't tell any of your sisters
cause downtown
we ain't in need of no assistants

I love the way
You're there and then you're gone
under the strobe
you can make me shake
like nobody I've ever known

aw baby girl, you look so docile this evening
you know what they say about looks being deceiving
somewhere all this pledging got a little old
somehow I was cool but I turned to cold

I love the way
You're there and then you're gone
under the strobe
you can make me shake
like nobody I've ever known

who wants to slum with me
you should know
being broke ain't cheap
we go dancing with the poor
at the discount disco
out till four at the discount disco
gimme a little more at the discount disco

I love the way
You're there and then you're gone
under the strobe
you can make me shake
like nobody I've ever known
Track Name: Come On Down
Heart from the hands
Head from the feet
All that you were
Torn at the seams
Who can you trust
After all that you've seen
Are you bathing in blood
Or just floating in the red sea

Someones gonna come he's gonna claim you
Someones gonna come he's gonna claim you as his
Will you recognize him

Come on down
I'm ready
Ready to go right now

I could've sworn
I heard you say soon
But apparently it don't mean to me
What it means to you
Save me a spot
At your right hand
On the day that you pose
For that stained glass

Chorus

I don't have another year to waste
I dont have another dream to chase
I don't have another drink to take
I don't have anymore friends to make

Chorus
Track Name: Working
well the years crawl by
and the light gets dimmer
but if you look real close
you can still catch a glimmer

gotta grit my teeth
gotta clench my fist
not settling in
I ain't too old to resist

I spend all day on the phone
all night laying low
what kind of life is this
eight hours down and thirty-two to go
making a buck is making me old

what kind of life is it?
making that buck is making me old
serving that dollar leaving me cold
making that buck making me old

That'll be the day
that i know I'm done
when I take what I like
forsaking what I love

I burn the hours in search of sound
something I used to love
now I just turn it down

chorus

some things you need
some things you don't
tell ya what I learned
you gonna have both

some things you see
some things you won't
tell you what I got
alot of what I'd rather not

chorus
Track Name: Never Been So Cold
I was raised on the plains
Running flatlands
With the farmhands
I was taught all the tales
From the good book
Take a good look

Cause lord I never been so cold
Lord I never been so cold
And it ain't like you don't already know
Good lord good lord

I could make this drive
With eyes closed
And hands tied
Don't dare me now
You don't know what I can do
You think I'm so safe
You give me something to prove

I can feel it in my bones tonight
I can feel it

Huddle up for warmth
I know you need a little
Huddle up for warmth
You can have mine
Huddle up die for warmth
Track Name: Locker Bay
well you got real sad so you joined a parade
you wrote a song and you titled it pain
everybody knows you complain like a kid in a locker bay

its true
you don't want for nothing
everything you got you got for free
you don't bow to no man
so you got nothing to say to me

chorus

well you need it loud so you gotta compress
You squash it down till there ain't nothing left
everybody knows you complain like a kid in a locker bay

yeah in answer to the question you asked
sure there's worse things than being young bored middle class
yeah in answer to the query you raised
sure theres worse fates than going yawning into middle age

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Track Name: Ghost Town
Where the people don't forget
Where the people won't forget
And nobody ever dies
Cause you can't if you never lived

Where the stores are just fronts
Chains in the worst way
Lined down Washington
Dry till noon sunday

When you wanna hit
There's no one to punch
When you wanna talk all your friends are passed out drunk
When you wanna buy
Won't nobody sell
What's the good of a secret you aint got no body to tell

If it was good enough for dad
Then it's good enough for me
I shut my eyes for real
Got nothing left to see
Nobody says no
Nobody says yes
They mumble and look away
Got nothing to confess

In a ghost town it goes around

We were dead the whole time
Yeah that's the big twist
If we were good At following clues
Then we would've seen this
Coming

Gotta get out one way or another
Track Name: Man of the People
can't you see I'm a man of the people,
can't you see i'm a man
can't you feel I'm the one who should lead us
feel it when I shake your hand
and I'm turning on a dime everytime
spinning like a little kid
I got wheelies on
going round my mom
can't you see what I just did?

all i got is my word
all i need is my word

can't you see that I'm wearing three pieces
going round the neighborhood
can't you feel the warmth of my intentions
turning everything to good
and I do what I can
however I must
keeping a lid on the lust
on and on and on and on
seeing gold where you see rust

all I got is my word
I don't know what that's worth
to anyone, anything

we've all got skeletons in the closet
all got skeletons in the closet
just so happens that mine's a walk in
doesn't make you better than me

we've all seen blood flow from the faucet
all watched the blood flow from that faucet
just so happens that mine ain't stopping
it doesn't make you better than me

it doesn't make you better
but it sure don't make you worse

can't you see I'm man of the people
can't you see I'm a man
can't you feel I'm the one who should lead us
feel it when I shake your hand
and I'm going round
door to door
making sure the babies are kissed
I write em down, I check em off
I keep a real good list

all I got is my word
I know just what that's worth
Track Name: Another Last Chance
another last chance

a camera flashed
a car passed
you were gone
just as fast

my open hand
your empty ring
you gave it back
said it's just a thing

love i got so much to prove
i need something to lose
can i still have you?

yeah your phone's off
I know it is
that don't stop me
dialing

too little
too late
I have used up
all your faith

chorus
babe answer me this
don't it still speed your heart
everytime we kiss

need another last chance

chorus