Young Pretender

from by JJ & The Rogues

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more

     

lyrics

Young pretender, short and slender
How many men have you killed today
Your mind splinters, you can't remember
The stage is set but the strings have frayed

It's appealing to believe
The subtle touch is leading you
Like destiny, or fantasy
A flip of the wrist and your part concludes

Oh child going home now
You won't be king no more
Young pretender, you're no hero
Living a dream is a costly chore

Oh son, we've seen you before
On the run for all your days
Life's conspired, the moment's gone now
So open your eyes and lower your gaze

The clothes are fancy, bodies dancing
Women here you can't ignore
Keep your head up, watch your back son
As you come crawling back from war

Oh child going home now
You won't be king no more
Young pretender, you're no hero
Living a dream is a costly chore
Oh child going home
Don't think you can take much more
Keep pretending you're the hero
Dig your hands in this dirty world

I've seen home through my window
Never thought of it more
But these chains control me
From my wrists they can't be divorced

Oh child going home now
You won't be king no more
Young pretender, you're no hero
Living a dream is a costly chore
Oh child going home
Don't think you can take much more
Keep pretending you're the hero
Dig your hands in this dirty world

credits

from Sweet Talker, released April 1, 2014

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

JJ & The Rogues Fort Worth, Texas

It’s the soundtrack to a drive from Austin to New York. Blending rock & roll and leading-edge pop styles to form a unique sound that’s throwback and modern all at once.

contact / help

Contact JJ & The Rogues

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code