When We Were Young (That Dog song)

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"When We Were Young"
When We Were Young cover
Album track by that dog.
Album Old LP
Released 2019
Recorded 2016-2019 @ Kingsize Soundlabs; Park Oak Studios; The Boat; The Evergreen Stage; The Whiskey Kitchen
Length 4:18
Label UME
Writer(s) Anna Waronker
Producer(s) Anna Waronker and that dog.
Status Released
Old LP track listing
"If You Just Didn't Do It"
(5)
"When We Were Young"
(6)
"Alone Again"
(6)

"When We Were Young" is the sixth song on that dog.'s fourth album Old LP.

Overview

Band commentary

Anna Waronker: “When We Were Young” is a tribute to Retreat from the Sun both musically and lyrically. Musically, I wanted to write something that was fun to play and fun to listen to. The song is about a break up between friends that go way back. Honoring where you come from. And trying to have a good attitude about it instead of fighting it.

Consequence of Sound interview with Anna Waronker - October 3, 2019

Audio

Personnel

For additional contributors, see here.

Lyrics

If I was your only friend
Would this be mine to amend
I tried and tried and tried to pretend
But the dissonance will win in the end

If I was the butt of your joke
Would it be I who provoked
All the lies and lies and lies, you could have left me alone
Is it so bad to have had such a rad stepping stone?

Together forever was never on the tip of your tongue
You'll sever whatever endeavors wherever you run
So clever whenever, if ever, you say where you're from
We're together forever remember when we were young
When we were young

If I was at the end of your rope
It would have been nice to have known
I cried and cried and cried when you let me go
You can't stand hand in hand if you stand alone

See also