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The Wonder Years – Teenage Parents lyrics
You climb six lonely sad stairs to your apartment
After another graveyard shift in the cold dull light of morning
You walked in just in time to catch her as she's leaving
But the schedules and the conflicts kept the roof over our heads
You said you were strong and naive and
If you were scared, well, I would understand
I don't think I would have had the guts to handle it

[Chorus]
All we had were hand-me-downs
And all we had was good will
And you always said it would get better
"When you're young and you're poor, they hang on your failures."
And you always said it would get better

We bought our first house at the advent of the 90s
A Cape Cod on a busy street, that we swore we'd fix eventually
Winter of '93, we got by with kerosene
A heater in the living room, we huddled around shivering and me
Trying to get to sleep
My clothes will smell of smoke for weeks
Just trying to get to sleep

[Chorus]
All we had were hand-me-downs
All we had was good will
And you always said it would get better
"When you're young and you're poor, they hang on your failures."
And you always said it would get better

But I'm sick of seeing ghosts. I won't be here forever

My mother wore a sundress on the day that she got married
They held the wedding in a backyard near the city
Well I was just one then, I would never remember it
But I heard the voices, the implications
Telling me who I could never be

[Chorus]
All we had were hand-me-downs
And all we had was good will
All we had were hand-me-downs
All we had was good will
And you always said it would get better
"When you're young and you're poor, they hang on your failures."
And you always said it would get better
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