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This song is a warning; love hard and live strong.

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dying shouldn't be an option when you're that young
what's left are guilty feelings memories and songs unsung
though your legacies will be painted across the sky
i'll miss the bigger picture that included you and i

the bitter and the empathetic heed the warning don't forget it
the bitter and the empathetic heed the warning don't forget it

this is for the young at heart who lose their lives before they start
the victims and the families of the dead
this is for the one's alive the strangers who walk right on by
the lesser men who walk this world instead

i walked through the cemeteries of my hometown
saw a couple of stones that stood out so i wrote their contents down
"here lilly lies" she was sixteen when she died
a flower wilted much too soon before its time

the bitter and the empathetic heed the warning don't forget it
the bitter and the empathetic heed the warning don't forget it

this is for the young at heart who lose their lives before they start
the victims and the families of the dead
this is for the one's alive the strangers who walk right on by
the lesser men who walk this world instead

i woner if my life will end soon, if i will die
i've got a couple of friends that i would hate to leave behind
and i'm no flower i stand strong against the wind
but maybe that's not enough, but maybe that's not enough

this is for the young at heart who lose their lives before they start
the victims and the families of the dead
this is for the one's alive the strangers who walk right on by
the lesser men who walk this world instead

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from Life and Death, Love and Loss, released April 23, 2014

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The Ruddy Ruckus Hamilton, Ontario

Rob Brown, native resident of the steel town Hamilton, Ontario, shares his feelings of angst and anguish through his songs which often serve as autobiographical accounts of his life. Love, loss, life, and death are common themes in the music of The Ruddy Ruckus which are complimented by uplifting vocal melodies and relentless rhythmic guitar jamming. ... more

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