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(Ballad of An) Angry Young Man

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


         INTRO:  there's a shadow on the land.
                 you can't see it from
                 your place in the sun.
                 and you don't understand
                 how could anyone
                 be an angry young man.

             I.  nothing ever gets better
                 while you run the show.
                 we just go on forever
                 in your status quo.
                 and you think you have wisdom
                 'cause you have your degree.
                 but that isn't wisdom...
                 you just have a good memory.

            II.  you can try to instruct me
                 in your churches and schools,
                 and in vain reconstruct me
                 from your dead molecules.
                 but there is no religion
                 or philosophy
                 that could ever convince me
                 that life is the best it can be.

           III.  my mother and father
                 and I disagree.
                 but they should be grateful
                 for children like me,
                 'cause if all the people
                 throughout history
                 took after their parents,
                 we'd still be living in trees.

        ENDING:  there's a shadow on the land.
                 you can't see it from
                 your place in the sun.
                 and you don't understand
                 how could anyone
                 be an angry young
                 man, man,
                 angry young man------

© Copyright 1982 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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