Young Hearts Run Free

Album: Young Hearts Run Free (1976)
Charted: 2 20
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  • What's the sense in sharing
    This one and only life?
    Endin' up just another lost and lonely wife
    You'll count up the years
    And they will be filled with tears
    Love only breaks up, to start over again
    You'll get the babies, but you won't have your man
    While he is busy loving every woman that he can, uh-huh
    Say "I'm gonna leave" a hundred times a day
    It's easier said than done
    When you just can't break away
    (When you just can't break away)

    Oh, young hearts run free
    Never be hung up
    Hung up like my man and me
    My man and me
    Ooh, young hearts, to yourself be true
    Don't be no fool when love really don't love you
    Don't love you

    It's high time now, just one crack at life
    Who wants to live in, in trouble and strife
    My mind must be free
    To learn all I can about me, uh-huh

    I'm gonna love me, for the rest of my days
    Encourage the babies every time they say
    Self-preservation is what's really going on today
    Say "I'm gonna turn loose" a thousand times a day
    But how can I turn loose
    When I just can't break away?
    (When I just can't break away)

    Oh, young hearts run free
    They'll never be hung up
    Hung up like my man and me
    You and me
    Ooooh, young hearts, to yourself be true
    Don't be no fool when love really don't love you
    Don't love you

    Oh, young hearts run free
    They'll never be hung up
    Hung up like my man and me
    My man and me
    Oh-oh-oh, young hearts, to yourself be true
    Don't be no fool when love really don't love you
    It don't love you

    Oh, young hearts run free
    They'll never be hung up
    Hung up like my man and me
    My man and me
    Oh, young hearts, to yourself be true
    Don't be no fool when love really don't love you
    Don't love you

    Oh, young hearts run free
    They'll never be hung up
    Hung up like my man and me Writer/s: David Crawford
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Michele from TnI understand why Candi feels it is difficult to leave when a child is involved. It adds a whole additional layer to consider.
    The song is SO inspirational! Thank you Candi.
  • Sandy from FlThis is a great, inspiring song. I had a feeling it was based on real life, even before I read the bio. The lyrics are just too hard-hitting, not to be. Reminds me of my first (bad) marriage. But I don't understand why Candi Staton was "trying" to get out of an abusive marriage. Unless you're being physically held, you walk away. No "trying" involved.
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