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Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin’ high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
"We’ll meet on edges, soon," Said I
Proud ‘neath heated brow
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
"Rip down all hate," I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundation deep, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now

In a soldier’s stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing that I’d become my enemy
In the instance that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now

Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now
I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now

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