I Was Young

There was a guy at my school
When I was in high school
We’d ride side by side
In the morning on our bicycles

Never even spoken or faced each other
But on the last hill we raced each other
When we reached the rest we’d each go our own ways
I wasn’t in his classes I didn’t know his name
We finally go to speak
He just stared at his feet
Mumbled a sentance that ended with James

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn’t know then wht I knew now
I was dumb and I was proud
And I’m sorry
If I could go back do it again
I’d be someone you could call friend
Please please believe that I’m sorry

Well he was quite a big guy
Kinda shy guy
When the kids called him weird he didn’t try to deny it
Every lunchtime he’d spend walking by himself
’round the boundary of the grounds til he heard the bell

Well one day I found him joined him on his walk
We were silent for a while til we started to talk
I told hjim my family were fighting in court
He said his step-dad and him always faught

We talked about music he was into funk
He told me all the bands that I liked were junk
I said I’ve never heard the songs the Sex Pistols sang
I laughed back at him and then the bell rang

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn’t know then wht I knew now
I was dumb and I was proud
And I’m sorry
If I could go back do it again
I’d be someone you could call friend
Please please believe that I’m sorry

It was after school in the aftrenoon
The corridoors were crowded as we cam out of the room
Three guys I knew puched him into the cement
Threw away his bag and said he had no friends

He yelled that he did and he looked around
Tried getting up but they pushed him on down
That’s when he saw me, called out my name
But I turned my back and just walked away
Yeah I turned my back and just walked away

I was young and caught in the crowd
I didn’t know then wht I knew now
I was dumb and I was proud
And I’m sorry
If I could go back do it again
I’d be someone you could call friend
Please please believe that I’m sorry
Please please believe that I’m sorry

Her music moves me to tears.

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One Response to “I Was Young”

  1. Thanks for putting this up Sweet – makes me so sad though for all who suffer at the hands of cowards and bullies …

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