You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise

Album: British Steel (1980)
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  • Frontman and lyricist Rob Halford explained to Billboard magazine: "Even in my 30s I was a teenager under the skin in terms of rebellion. I'd had enough of being programmed and told what to do. It's a spinoff from the attitude of Breaking the Law."

    Guitarist K.K. Downing added: "It was basically us sticking it in the eye of everybody that thought, 'You're stupid if you're young and have long hair.' I think everybody was glad to sing that along with us - everybody that was under the age of 30, at least."
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