These are the best years of our lives — sweet and peaceful
The best years of our lives — enchanted and fey
Like the seeds we’re sown,
Like the seeds trampled —
After the gardener did what he’s paid to do,
Now it is finally time…
These are the best years of our lives — it’s all that matters
The best years of our lives — fragile and clean;
Like a child, we’re blessed;
Like a child — spaced out;
And may Lord have mercy on those, who invoke our displease
In these best years of our lives.
And I’m coming from a different world;
And I really don’t know how it’s done here;
And I would honestly ask you to help me, babe,
To work with me, trust in me,
And cover my ass — and then I’ll look away…
These are the best years of our lives —
And our captain’s locked up;
And his choir of angels waits for this city to fall.
Before this sky, and them bells ringing,
I say — I know how you feel, God, I know how you feel.
If we knew our way out, we’d never be stuck here at all —
These are the best years of our lives…