Younger's Elegy

from by Noble Lake

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I was young, dumb and petrified
And w/o years behind me I was hindered by my pride
On the shores/and the cities I pass by
I would ply my cunning, I would ply my trade
In the sweet, murky blue meander
I would play the demon
I would play naive

and when it comes time for me
to answer for misgivings, I'll be gone a mile,
I'll be gone a year
And when I die, at least I know that I'll be satisfied
I'll be wise enough before she catches up with me

And I'll be riding on mercy
And I'll be coming around
And I'll be countin' my money
until that good ship comes around

Never get tired of living this life I love
And there's a silver chord stretched down
from the heavens up above
And if they ever catch me
put a gun right to my head

Draw a line, drawn out in the sand
and I would test my courage until I'm
too fucked up to stand
And just last week, I went on a bender
held a magic marker in my pocket I went blank
And on 12th st the tellers they are easy
gave me all the money and I ran out in the street

And I got so high, standin', starin' out thru the window
I believe in phantoms, I know I'm gonna die
And if it's the law or some other spectre's hand
I see the bastards coming out of every white sedan

And I'll be riding on mercy.......


from Parting Bead, released June 16, 2011
Jenn Wasner-b. vocal
James Sarsgard-guitar/vocal



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Noble Lake Portland, Oregon

Noble Lake was born in 2005 in Baltimore. Took her name from a place in Iowa. Songs written by James Sarsgard, who lays down his head in Portland, Or.

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