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​Mistakes of My Youth

This song is by Eels and appears on the album The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett (2014).

Original video
In the waning days ahead
I gotta look back down the road
I know that it's not too late

All the stupid things I've said
And people I've hurt and let down
I hope that it's not my fate

To keep defeating my own self
And keep repeating yesterday
I can't keep defeating myself
I can't keep repeating the mistakes of my youth

In the dark of night, I might
Be able to make myself think
That I'm still a younger man

But when the light of day shines down
There's no way to get around it
I'm not the younger man

I keep defeating my own self
And keep repeating yesterday
I can't keep defeating myself
I can't keep repeating the mistakes of my youth

The choice is mine for making
A better road ahead
The road that I've been taking
Headed for a dead-end
But it's not too late to turn around

In the final moments
I hope that I know that I tried
To do best I could

Stop defeating my own self
And stop repeating yesterday
I can't keep defeating myself
I can't keep repeating the mistakes of my youth

Written by:

The Chet / Mark Oliver Everett