Be Good

by Young Pilgrims

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i just want to wish you well
i can see your house from the grass in my backyard
the space between stars
becomes your absence,
from where you are
i look like an anthill
and you're not wrong

you never were,
you laugh so loud that it's absurd
such a relief
i miss that sound so bad it hurts

i just need to be good
but i can see my faults from
the back of your bed room
my evil deeds, all my deceits
i wear your scarf like a crown of thorns

but i know deep down
in the darkest caverns
of your anger
there's a spot for me
that's where i'll be

that lightless space where once two anchors
tied together
will never be empty, on me

i just need to get some help
i can feel my brain slowly
turning against me
the halting screech of
impending defeat,
and now I hold the weight of your memory.

i just need to be good this one time

i just need to be good, why can't i?

i need to be good this one time

i just need to be good

why can't i be good?

in a desperate bid for identity,
you cut your hair and dyed it aquamarine
as if that
would change your feelings or
make you any more or less
a human being

it's hard to be alive
when those you love are
dead & dying
it's the painful ache of time
multiplied by
the futility of crying

please stop crying now

i love you

even though you're crying now


released August 2, 2016
Sean - vox, guitar, words
Zack - bass
Jesse - drums
Zach - production



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Young Pilgrims Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Young Pilgrims is a U.S. karate pioneer, and the founder and head of Yoshukai International, a world-wide organization of Yoshukai Karate schools. Yoshukai is a Japanese karate style adapted from Chito-ryu by Yoshukai founder Mamoru Yamamoto.

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