We Did It When We Were Young Lyrics

The Gaslight Anthem


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Fallon
album: Track 10 in album American Slang
release date: 2010-6-14
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Punk
length: 4:16

Cover Art

The Gaslight Anthem American Slang cover art
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Don't write me no more letters
My mailbox is full of bombs
Between you and the kooks on my block
I don't remember the good times
I wasn't there and you were kind
And my wife has some dogs in our yard
And I cannot hold a candle for every pretty girl
We were strangers many hours
And I missed you for so long
When we were lions, lovers in combat
Faded like your name on those jeans that I burned

But I am older now
And we did it when we were young
I am older now
And we did it when we were young

There are no reasons to believe
I buried my faith on the block
With your heart and your clothes
When I find
I don't feel you or recall
I'll put your bones out in the yard
Someone else to be called and called by
And I cannot hold a candle for every pretty girl
We were strangers many hours
And I missed you for so long
When we were lions, lovers in combat
Faded like your name on those jeans that I burned

But I am older now
And we did it when we were young
I am older now
And we did it when we were young


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 American Slang
  • 2 Stay Lucky
  • 3 Bring It On
  • 4 The Diamond Church Street Choir
  • 5 The Queen of Lower Chelsea
  • 6 Orphans
  • 7 Boxer
  • 8 Old Haunts
  • 9 The Spirit of Jazz
  • 10 We Did It When We Were Young