Youth Is Wasted On The Young

Album: Lost Forever // Lost Together (2014)
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  • Guitarist Tom Searle told HMV.com: "It's about that scary feeling when you know you're not a kid anymore, facing the future, compromising on what you love, social pressure."

    His brother, drummer Dan Searle, added: "Me and Tom started this band when we were 16 and we still get asked 'When are you going to get a real job?' It's about dealing with that all the time."
  • The Lost Forever // Lost Together album title is borrowed from one of this track's lyrics. Tom Searle: "It's where the inspiration for the album title comes from, everyone goes through this, fearing growing old, but at least we're going through it all together."
  • Murray MacLeod from the Xcerts added additional vocals to this track.
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