The freshmen

Jay Brannan doing a cover of The Verve Pipe’s “The freshmen” at Le Sentier des Halles in Paris, May 12th 2009. Below is the version of Boyce Avenue:

The freshmen

When I was young and knew everything
And she a punk who rarely ever took advice
Now I’m guilt stricken
Sobbing with my head on the floor
Stop a baby’s breath and a shoe full of rice no…

I can’t be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
I won’t be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

(Chorus)
For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We’d never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We’d ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen

My best friend took a week’s
Vacation to forget her
His girl took a week’s worth of
Valium and slept
Now he’s guilt stricken sobbing with his
Head on the floor
Thinks about her now and how he never really
Wept he says

I can’t be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
I won’t be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

(Chorus)
We’ve tried to wash our hands of all of this
We never talk of our lack in relationships
And how we’re guilt stricken sobbing with our
Heads on the floor
We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip
We’d say

I can’t be held responsible
Cause she was touching her face
And I won’t be held responsible
She fell in love in the first place

(Chorus)x2
For the life of me I cannot remember
What made us think that we were wise and
We’d never compromise
For the life of me I cannot believe
We’d ever die for these sins
We were merely freshmen
(SECOND TIME)
we were merely freshmen
we were only freshmen

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