Some Of Them We Lost

from Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Trashcan


For the kids, at the time
These decisions all seemed right
When the militant party lines
Said, “you’re coming with us and we’ll show you how to shine a light”
So some went ahead with a certain look in their eyes

Was it me or was it you
That convinced us that we knew
Which parts we made up on the spot
Now the translator has some interesting words for the press
I’ll explain it again though I think that you all know the rest

And some of them we lost when the city turned its lights out
But all of them were still screaming “yeah! yeah! yeah!”
Hey Man, you’re alive