When You're Young

Album: Time of My Life (2011)
Charted: 81
  • So far away from knowing where I am going
    I am trying hard to find out who I am
    They all see that I don't know what I am doing
    I say they don't hardly understand

    Why can't they remember
    What I'll never forget
    How these dreams can come undone
    When you're young

    You give what you give cause they make you
    Trapped inside a place that won't take you
    They want you to be what they make you
    It's already over and done
    When you're young

    Everything seems perfect
    Everything's okay
    It will all get better now
    At least that's what they say
    But I don't see it coming

    You give what you give cause they make you
    Trapped inside a place that won't take you
    They want you to be what they make you
    It's already over and done

    When you're young, things never seem wronger
    They say it's better this way
    I hope one day I am stronger than I feel
    And I hope that it feels different than today

    You give what you give cause they make you
    Trapped inside a place that won't take you
    They want you to be what they make you
    It's already over and done
    It's already over and done
    It's already over and done
    When you're young

    Why can't they remember
    What I'll never forget
    How these dreams can come undone
    When you're young Writer/s: Brad Arnold, Christopher Henderson, Marti Fredriksen, Matthew Roberts
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Megan from Wake Forest, NcI love this song. I'm in college and still considered young, but not like middle school or high school young. But I consider college easier than middle school (where I was bullied everyday and depressed); and this song is so easy to relate to. For me, it was harder to be young than it is now.
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