Misspent Youth

from by Angie Atkinson

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Let's talk about your misspent youth that you say you never had
But maybe baby being a good boy man ain’t so bad
What exactly did you feel that your life was missing
That you thought kissing the prettiest girl in the room was a gonna, gonna help you find?

You laugh about your misspent youth, your west side summer nights
But aren’t cha such a big grown boy man now, takin’ me in the glow of your root beer lights
What exactly did you think would happen when you tapped my keg of secrets
Did you think you could drink me down and then spit me out and then leave it all behind?

That echo that you’re hearing in that hollow place inside you
Is the stomping of my worn bootheels
You lost me, you paid the cost for being afraid
You said you didn't need the needin but you'll never know how good it feels
'Cause darlin’ I’m the best mistake that you never made

Whatcha know about a misspent youth, 'cause honey you can't tell the truth from the lies
And I wish that I could wash the sight of my nekkid body right off of your eyes
I'm revoking your permission, tearing up your membership card

'Cause honey you ain't nothin but a chicken shit, coward of Queens County,
yella-bellied, lily-livered, never even knew for a second
how to hold a real woman, and I'd slap ya cross the face
just one more time if I didn't know you like it that hard.

Ow!

You got yer plain Jane, White House, bed & breakfast, and your paycheck bigger than mine
Well at least I know who the hell I am and I'll take that over money anytime
Don't matter that you're six foot two when it comes down to it honey that don't make you grown
And I might be lonely right now but darlin you're the one who's gonna be alone

That echo that you’re hearing in that hollow place inside you
Is the stomping of my worn bootheels
You lost me, you paid the cost for being afraid
You said you didn't need the needin but you'll never know how good it feels
'Cause darlin’ I’m the best mistake that you never made


Whatcha know about a misspent youth

Ah-whatcha know about a misspent youth, awww yeah!

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from High & Mighty, released November 10, 2015
Music and lyrics by Angie Atkinson

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Angie Atkinson New York, New York

Angie grew up in the small town of Starkville, Mississippi. She was always a city girl at heart, but she brought that country-fried realness with her to NYC when she moved there in 2009.

Combining metropolitan sophistication and grassroots grit, Angie created her own unique urban cowgirl sound.

Her powerhouse vocals & pull-no-punches lyrics cut straight to the heart.

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