Tall Tales for the Young

by Doctor Jon

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Song 11 (one week late) in the 52 weeks of songs project inspired by Stephen Poff.


You don't know what tired is boy
They told me when I was young

That diagnosis was quite true
Even when I'd sleep in til two
Watched a meteor shower on the roof
We were like vampires we two
When we all were young

Those jocks will work for you someday
They told me when I was young

That's just what they have to say
But most of those guys turned out okay
Even the ones who called me gay
And I'd still be scared of them today
Just like when I was young

You don't know what love is boy
They told me when I was young

I remember the first meal we had
Not the one when I argued with your dad
I mean the first date we had
And how I went home feeling so glad
I know that it was love

You can go real far kid
They told me when I was young
You could be a star kid
They told me when I was young

But some jobs take your soul away
You can have a hard life or have a hard day
You'd might be better off with much less pay
That's something I could never say
To me when I was young


released March 29, 2014
All instruments played by Doctor Jon (Jonathan Barlow). All words and music by Doctor Jon.



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Doctor Jon Starkville, Mississippi

I make music at home with one microphone, a few guitars, an old drum set, and a macbook.

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