genre: rock, alternative, powerpop, modern rock, rock 'n' roll
I grew up poor and white
To others discontent
I guess they're still kinda bothered
And lady luck was never, ever my best friend
Oh well, how could I ever blame her
But what's a messed up kid supposed to do
When they don't want him at their door
I've been roaming over bad lands
Along the dead ends
Now look what it's gotten me into
Never knowing about the good things
Always wondering and
Stoking my damaged youth
Had these fervent sights
Of great things to be done
Oh yea, but they shut me out before I started
Maybe it's true what they say
Some has got lesser souls
And never will have their moment
I could sink my dreams and let them drown
Cause what the hell have I got to lose
I have no stern regrets for all things
Said and done
I hope I nag you 'til the end
Yea I do, yes I do
I'm running, I'm stumbling, still roaming....
Damaged Youth, a track from the Lightning Gusto album coming in January - 2021. This track was first released May 9th - 2019 as a single for the planned and upcoming album but the album got delayed and later put on hold for various reasons. Covid-19 is perhaps the main reason why the album hasn't seen the light of day yet. Anyway, this track is going to be re-mixed and re-mastered for the release in January.
This song is about growing up in the 70's and the 80's. It wasn't always that easy and some kids had it worse than others. Damaged Youth is my story. It's not unique and I have accepted the fact that this was how it was. No worries. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, they say.
Anyway, hope you like the song.