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The Shins Young Pilgrims Lyrics

Last updated: 03/15/2007 11:00:00 AM

A cold and wet November dawn
And there are no barking sparrows
Just emptiness to dwell upon.

I fell into a winter slide
And ended up the kind of kid who goes down chutes too narrow
Just eking out my measly pies.

But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
Know I got this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea.

Another slow train to the coast
Some brand new gory art from way on high
I sink and then I swim all night.

I watch the ice melt on the glass
While the eloquent young pilgrims pass
And leave behind their trail
Imploring us all not to fail.

Of course I was raised to gather courage from those
Lofty tales so tried and true and
If you're able I'd suggest it 'cause this
Modern thought can get the best of you.

This rather simple epitaph can save your hide your falling mind
Fate isn't what we're up against there's no design no flaws to find
There's no design no flaws to find.

But I learned fast how to keep my head up 'cause I
Know I got this side of me that
Wants to grab the yoke from the pilot and just
Fly the whole mess into the sea.

Thanks to Barbara McPhail for submitting Young Pilgrims Lyrics.



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fucking awesome | Reviewer: catherine | 8/9/2005

Fucking AWESOME. I overheard this song from my apartment , my neighbor was playing it really lound. She burned me a copy of the cd. Then I looked up the lyrics when I found out what number song it was on Chutes Too Narrow from a web site. The amazing thing was that the lyrics are right on, and I couldn't really understand what was being said when I overheard the song or even listening to it because of production, which I like I mean it adds a more subliminal level. This song feels very personal like it was written just for me.

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