When You Lose Someone So Young

Album: Rebel (1976)
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  • When you lose someone so young,
    How do you start again?
    You can't run and hide from the world outside
    And you lock yourself in, wonder where to begin.
    It multiplies the pain.
    When you lose someone so young,
    How do you start again?
    As time goes by and tears run dry
    And hope appears in place of fears,
    It takes away the pain
    You must walk right out in the sunshine,
    Gotta try not to hide in the shade.
    Shake yourself loose from the chip on your shoulder
    And forget the price you paid.
    I said "Put your grief behind you,
    All the sad songs have been sung".
    Yes, I know how it feels, it just don't seem real,
    When you lose someone so young.
    When you lose someone so young,
    How do you start again?
    You need friends at hand who can understand,
    If you start to cry, they'll wipe the tears from your eye,
    Will you ever be the same?

    When you lose someone so young,
    How do you start again?
    Start life anew, stop feeling blue.
    The world's standing still because it knows
    That you will forget your tears and pain.
    You must walk right out in the sunshine,
    Gotta try not to hide in the shade.
    Shake yourself, loose from the chip on your shoulder
    And forget the price you paid.
    I said "Put your grief behind you,
    All the sad songs have been sung".
    Well, I know how it feels, it just don't seem real
    When you lose someone so young.
    You must walk right out in the sunshine,
    Gotta try not to hide in the shade.
    Shake yourself loose from the chip on your shoulder,
    And forget the price you paid.
    I said "Put your grief behind you,
    All the sad songs have been sung".
    Yes, I know how it feels, it just don't seem real
    When you lose someone so young.
    Put your grief behind you,
    All the sad songs have been sung.
    Well, I know how it feels, it just don't seem real
    When you lose someone so young. Writer/s: JOHN (GB 1) MILES, ROBERT MARSHALL
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Comments: 2

  • Brian from Warwickshire, EnglandI believe this song was written about a good friend of mine, Mel Dickenson who died young in 1973. He was a follower of the John Miles Set and previously Influence in the early Seventies at the Bay Hotel Whitburn and other venues.
  • Steve from Torrance, CaGreat album, great song, but I've always thought he was trying to sound like Elton John on this one!
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