Under the Underpass

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Under the Underpass is a indie rock song by Youth Group composed by Toby Martin, Danny Lee Allen, Cameron Emerson-Elliott, and Patrick Matthews. It was released as track 6 on Casino Twilight Dogs on 2006-07-20.

This song has a very mellow and smooth sound with haunting vocals. The lyrics tell a story about some kids who sneak out and stay up all night hanging out under an underpass, but in the morning, they have to go back to doing their lame menial work. It certainly makes me reminisce about the times when I would hang out with my friends and stay up far later than I should even though I knew I'd have to work the next morning. The song really captures that for me and the nostalgia, coupled with the amazing sound, makes this one of my favorite songs, and certainly my favorite off the album.

Lyrics

I'll meet you by the drain.
We'll run through leaves and shopping trolleys,
Gathering in the rain.
Cocooned in our nest of joyful folly.
We have no home. This is our home.

Our parents are asleep.
They think that we're still kids and they know what the first one did.
But they'll never know the things we did.

And we will drive around until a security guard
tells us we're not allowed.

And I'll find you out beyond the streetlights.
Under the underpass, under the underpass.
Where the tall grass keeps us out of sight.
Under the underpass.

Let's stay awake all night
and in the morning just when we thought we froze, the early light
will flicker in the creek and shine like barcode
and we'll go back to stacking shelves
of Woolworths.

And I'll find you out beyond the streetlights.
Under the underpass, under the underpass.
And I won't tell them even if they ask.
Under the underpass.

Who'd have thought we'd live?
Oh, who'd have thought we'd last?
Oh, I have no home. This is my home.

And we'll stay.
And I'll find you out beyond the streetlights.
Under the underpass.
Where the tall grass keeps us out of sight.
Under the underpass.

I will find you,
Under the underpass.
On the way down to the streets tonight.
Under the underpass.

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