When We Were Younger

Album: Sinners Never Sleep (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • The closing track on English alternative rock band You Me At Six's third album, Sinners Never Sleep, finds vocalist Josh Franceschi reflecting on his mother and father getting older. He explained to Kerrang! magazine: "It's about my parents and how I've slowly seen them become more vulnerable. When you're younger, you think they're superheroes but, eventually, you need to start looking after them."
  • Sonically, the song is unusual for the pop punkers and even features a lute. Rhythm guitarist Max Helyer told Kerrang!: "I wrote this in the bus on the Warped Tour and I was listening to a lot of Pink Floyd. I wanted to write a really atmospheric song. People aren't going to be expecting this."

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