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Dignified and Old and Don't Let Our Youth Go To Waste are songs by Boston based rock n roll band The Modern Lovers. They were covered by The Microwave Orphans and appeared on the Jonathan Richman tribute CD : If I Were A Richman. It also appears on The Microwave Orphans Anthology CD. This would be the only recording that Mike Conlon would play guitar on.


Lyrics :

My telephone never rings

She'd never call me I hate myself today But I can see through this bitterness and sadness And so I won't die Someday I think I'll be dignified and old

Well my friends say that I decieve myself And that I contradict myself And I can't say if they're right But I'm not ashamed Oh I can take a challenge And so I won't die Someday I'll be dignified and old I know it And I say hey kids (Hey kids) I said hey kids (Hey kids) I say someday we'll be dignified and old That's right I said some day we'll be dignified (Hey kids, Hey kids) Someday we'll be dignified (Hey kids, Hey kids) Someday we could be dignified and old together

Well now Look at the mountain My girl and I used to stand on the mountain And the sun shines, she's dead, and I cry But I can see through this death and the sadness And so I won't die now Someday I wanna be dignified and old

Well now, see the desert I sit all alone in the desert And no girl understands me But I can see through this bleakness and grey and sadness And well I won't die now Someday I'll be dignified and old I say, you, don't die now Someday we'll be dignified and old together

I need to walk by the flowers, with someone who can share my face

and it looks like no one can take your place And I could bleed in sympathy with you On those days And I could drink up everything you have Don't let it go to waste

I could give you memories To rival Berlin in the '30s I understand your dating bar ways And I could bleed in sympathy with you On those days And I could drink up everything you have Don't let it go to waste

Say something warm, say something bright I can't stand to see you when you're cold Nor can I stand being out of your life And I could bleed in sympathy with you On those days And I could drink up everything you have (Don't let our youth go to waste)

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