"If Youth But Knew" (Live Acoustic)

by Jeffrey Brian Liebowitz

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If Youth But Knew
By Jeffrey Liebowitz and Jen Bush

When I was a little bit younger
I used to sit on Daddy's knee
Now that I'm a little bit older
I know all the pain he was hiding from me
When I was a little bit younger
In my eyes all Mom could do was wrong
Now that I'm a little bit older
I wonder how a woman can be so strong

Now I understand why Happy Hour's down at the bar
I know too well why the therapist can drive a jaguar
I know for sure why the tortured soul needs a guitar
We all can use a shoulder, we're all just a little bit older, that’s all

When I was a little bit younger
Baseball cards I would collect
Didn't have to worry about selling them for no money
Mama's food never came with a check

When I was a little bit younger
We'd ride our bikes to Fiebo's candy store
Played Ms. Pac man until our hands bled
And Vinny's pizza place was right next store

Now I understand why Happy Hour's down at the bar
I know too well why the therapist can drive a jaguar
I know for sure why the tortured soul needs a guitar
We all can use a shoulder, we're all just a little bit older, that’s all

Years later it seems I'm fucked up
I see a shrink and he agrees with me
He says, “You’ve got a lot of issues but we're out of time,
And you know my service isn't free”
I said, “Nothing seems to be”

Now I understand Daddy was a criminal
And I know too well Mama was a bit psycho
But I know for sure why the both of them are wonderful
We all can use a shoulder, we're all just a little bit older, that’s all

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released December 5, 1998

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