A YEAR INSIDE

I was eighteen
at the starting gate
I was thinking epic thoughts
I’d bend the world with my hands
So I set out armed with wisdom
from a page-a-day I’d bought
and watched as nothing went as planned.

and I used to wonder
what the hell I could’ve done
but now I know it’s eighteen
it makes you dumb.

I spent a year inside
digging through my head
and I didn’t like what I didn’t find
but I didn’t like my choices
so I chose to get older instead
and I have never changed my mind.

I know I used to think
that I would never see the sun
but now I know that twenty’s still pretty young.

I met a girl and our lives fit like the teeth of a zipper
and we used to take turns being strong
but you know how sometimes that little pulley-thingy breaks and the goddamn sides won’t stay together?
well, the cynics say that nothing lasts for long

and I used to wonder
what the hell it was I’d done
but we all know that 21 is dumb.

seems all I’ve learned is one year’s troubles
make the last one’s dumb
I can’t wait ’til this year’s trouble’s done
no I can’t wait ’til 24 is dumb.

seems all I’ve learned is one year’s troubles
make the last one’s dumb
I can’t wait ’til this year’s trouble’s done
no I can’t wait ’til 24 is dumb.