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The Waifs — Rowena And Wallace
Album: Beautiful You
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Released: 2015
Length: 4:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
He was a skateboard boy from a skateboard town
Wore his hoody up, pants hanging down
Back pocket Lucky Strikes he was 14

She was a good good girl from a good good home
But when she cut at night, she cut all alone'
She dyed her hair black and green

When the good good girl, met the skateboard boy
She was overcome,they went overboard
With homemade tattoos said "we are free"

We are young, We're gonna run
Like a river needs to flow
Like a tree that needs to grow
We are young, We're gonna run
Cos no-one loves me like you do
No no one loves me like you do

They skipped out on school
Hid in her Nans backyard
Took her Daddy's keys
Her mumma's credit card
And they drove and drove towards the sun
He had it all planned
We're gonna drive real far
I'll skate pro and you can learn guitar
This life has not been good to me

My daddy don't belive
My mumma don't have dreams
They keep house real neat
And the front lawn green
But I keeo the scerets about you and me babe

We are young, We're gonna run
Like a river needs to flow
Like a tree that needs to grow
We are young, We're gonna run
Vos no one loves me like you do,
No no none loves me like you do

The night turned cold, the rain came down
He held tight to the wheel as they spun around
White lights and angels came down to see

The angles came, the angels saw,
The angels made the final call
We will take them two by two and we'll set them free

Cos they are young
On the run
Like a river needs to flow
Like a tree that needs to grow
They are young
On the run
And no one loves him like she do
No no one loves her like he do
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Nice, sounds like some guitar tuning lessons from Neil Young.
love this! who are the waifs?
Excellent example of some of the outstanding alt-country coming out of Oz in recent years... This seems to kick it up a notch!  WAIFS!
Wonderful lyrics 
Ahead of the Hipster curve this folk rock band is the real thing and great lyrics in this song - reminds me of the characters in the 1973 film The Badlands with a young Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen (a classic film in my opinion).
 jjak wrote:
To be honest, I ´ve never heard of this band, I even don't know where they come from, and I was just hearing, but the guitar solo made my ears turn ´round ....a good one IMHO 

 
First saw them in 2000 at the Folk Alliance. I believe they were around in WA be.fore that, though


most enjoyable, these hipsters are.
They really seem to have hit us with some break-out material on this record. I've always liked them since early RP days, but Wow, this!
 jjak wrote:
To be honest, I ´ve never heard of this band, I even don't know where they come from, and I was just hearing, but the guitar solo made my ears turn ´round ....a good one IMHO 

 
Wikipedia says they are from Western Australia - I think I would like to hear more from the Waifs,
To be honest, I ´ve never heard of this band, I even don't know where they come from, and I was just hearing, but the guitar solo made my ears turn ´round ....a good one IMHO 
Me Likey
They are no longer in London still.
bad lyrics
Better than Sk8er Boi.
and then...some smokin Tom Petty guitar...great song
relaxing , melodic
Chillig.