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lyrics

When I was young I was wild and aching
If only mostly on the inside
I was afraid and that was not mistaken
For life’s a perilous and lonesome ride

So I went hiding out in caves and shadows
Waiting for my enemies to come
I sharpened blades and imagined battles
Where I would prove I was the righteous one.

Now I just want to lay her down
In fields of my long past
In meadows of a summer gone
Maybe that’s where love can last

And if I wait behind
I won’t make a sound
When she lays her robes aside
I won’t take her crown

When I was young I was wild and aching
Now that I’m older it just hurts to dream
Of friends and family now time’s forsaken
And I’m not even who I once believed
Nobody’s ever who they seem

Now I just want to lay her down
In fields of my long past
In meadows of a summer gone
Maybe that’s where love can last
Now I just want to lay her down
In fields of my long past
In meadows of a summer gone
Maybe that’s where love can last

When I was young I was wild and aching
Now that I’m older it just hurts to dream

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from Soldier Songs, released September 24, 2013
Produced and Recorded by Rustin Smith and James Felver
Mixed and Mastered by James Felver
Drums by Ryan Green
Songs written and performed by Rustin Smith
Artwork: Donna Rimbo
© 2013 Songs for Rocksmyth (ASCAP)
www.rustinsmith.com

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Rustin Smith Kansas City, Missouri

Midwest songwriter Rustin Smith creates intelligent rock songs from sonic headwaters discovered in a childhood spent spinning .45's from 1960's pop and country to 1980's synth rock.

Having achieved critical accolades with Ardent Records band Satellite Soul and solo indie record Steering Wheel, Smith released Soldier Songs in late 2013.
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