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85. To Be Young Again

1. I was dressed in a frayed t-shirt,
a hemp rope chain with a head shop bead
I met you at the neighborhood gas station
every day there in the summer.
You had a thing for the Gin Blossoms and
we listened to the radio then cause
this is how we do it in the olden days
this is how we do it in the midwest. 

Chorus:
did you know its a new generation? did you know its a new beginning?
did you know its the end of an era? did you know its a new direction?
You can be young if you start again! Its not hard if you do it right.
You can be young if you start again!

2. We were teenagers, just fifteen and
this is how we do it in the suburbs then,
we played games with the sidewalk cracks
we played games with the sidewalk cracks,
We were teenagers, just fifteen, and
you played a tape on your boom box then,
this is how we do it in the mid-nineties.
this is how we do it in the midwest.

Chorus (x1)
(solo) Chorus

3. We took a trip to the woods at night,
and i had the flashlights blazing bright
cause i had a fear of the animals then, and
you brought yer flashbulb camera.
We took a trip to the woods at night,
and i had the flashlights blazing bright.
did you know that they come out at night?
did you know that they come out at night?

Chorus (x1)

4. i was dressed in a frayed t-shirt and
i had a dream of a moving on.
how do you escape from the midwest
how do you escape from the midwest?
I was gone in a flash back then,
cause i had a dream of a moving on.
this is how you do it in the mid-nineties
this is how you do it in the midwest.

Chorus.

credits

from "That Old Time Religion" Maxi​-​Single, released February 27, 2014
Songwriter: Andrew Choi
Singer: Andrew Choi
Instrumental: Fritz Chrysler
Mastering: Brian Speaker

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St. Lenox's debut, "Ten Songs About Memory and Hope" has received critical acclaim, with NPR noting Choi's "gigantic voice" and observing "He belts out his regrets with uncanny melisma, like john Darnielle channeling Tony Clifton."

The album was placed on a number of End-of-Year lists. Of note, the Editor-in-Chief of Noisey named the song "Bitter Pill" one of the ten best songs of the year.
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