Angry Young Man Lyrics

Steve Earle


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 5 in album The Very Best of Steve Earle: Angry Young Man
release date: 1999
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length: 4:28

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Got a lot of memories tied up in this place
So much time spent in so little space
What looked like the world through the eyes of a child
Kind of closes in on you after awhile
It's a place to grow up and a place to grow old
You keep your mouth shut and you do what you're told
I told mama the day that I ran
This ain't no place for an angry young man

Mama if you could see me right now
You'd be so sure you failed me somehow
Mama you never could understand
There ain't no peace for an angry young man

A cheap hotel a long way from my home
So many people make you feel so alone
Dreams die easy out here in these streets
And hearts grow cold in the city heat
I ain't never been the patient kind
I got to live like I please or die trying
At a filling station with a gun in my hand
The only way for an angry young man

Got a lot of memories tied up in this place
Tonight they're staring me right in the face
A lonely grave on the outskirts of town
It's three in the morning, ain't no one around
Just like a ghost I come out of the night
But I'll be gone before the morning light
Mama I hope that you understand

This ain't no place for an angry young man


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Copperhead Road
  • 2 The Devil's Right Hand
  • 3 Johnny Come Lately
  • 4 Waitin' on You
  • 5 Angry Young Man
  • 6 I Ain't Ever Satisfied
  • 7 It's All Up to You
  • 8 No. 29
  • 9 Nowhere Road
  • 10 San Antonio Girl
  • 11 Rain Came Down
  • 12 Fearless Heart
  • 13 Guitar Town
  • 14 My Old Friend the Blues
  • 15 Someday
  • 16 The Other Kind