Who Sang 21? Echolyn

Echolyn Suffocating the Bloom cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992-11
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock
length: 5:48
Lyrics

I was glad to be 21, Immortal, unharnessed, inspired
I was a veteran beach kisser in a green trench coat
Tuned in and wired, turned on and...

Alive for the moment and charging to the future
Aiming for the marrow, the essence, the cure
Reading between the lines of conformity
I saw so much more

I think I've still got it
That determination, that penchant for maturity
I think I know more now
Someone showed me how to slow down and enjoy my life

I was glad to be 21, in the legal part of my life
A seasoned street walker in black leather garb
Tuned out but alive, turned off and...

Aware of everything but nothing at all
You should see all the medals I wear
Each pin has a story I'd like to tell
But my memories aren't for sale

It's hard to keep that credo flowing
When you've finally realized it's all been done before
But you see, futile is the only word to feed and fuel an optimist
I'm a realist breaching reality, a reason with a rhyme
I'm still trying to break these limitations
Daring to be different, like I did at 21

It's not about wild oats
Only sow what you'll wear
Only wear what you believe in
Or the fabric will tear

Do you still love with a passion?
Can you feel it burning and alive?
It's a positive force so embrace it
It's a gift we all have inside


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 21
  • 2 Winterthru
  • 3 Memoirs From Between
  • 4 Reaping the Harvest
  • 5 In Every Garden
  • 6 A Little Nonsense
  • 7 The Sentimental Chain
  • 8 One Voice
  • 9 Here I Am
  • 10 Cactapus
  • 11 A Suite for the Everyman: Only Twelve
  • 12 A Suite for the Everyman: A Cautious Repose
  • 13 A Suite for the Everyman: Bearing Down
  • 14 A Suite for the Everyman: Cash Flow Shuffle
  • 15 A Suite for the Everyman: Mr. Oxy Moron
  • 16 A Suite for the Everyman: Twelve's Enough
  • 17 A Suite for the Everyman: I Am the Tide
  • 18 A Suite for the Everyman: Cannoning in B Major
  • 19 A Suite for the Everyman: Picture Perfect
  • 20 A Suite for the Everyman: Those That Want to Buy
  • 21 A Suite for the Everyman: Suffocating the Bloom

  • Release information
    label: Bridge Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin