When we were young the world seemed so old
Careless and cold
We did what we were told in our lives
When we were young
Had the world by the tail
Good would prevail
Starships at sail
And none of us would fail in this life
Not when you're young

We were drawn to whoever could keep us together
And bound? by the heavens above
And we tried to survive traveling at the speed of love

(Wo oh oh)
When we were young
When we adored the fabulous
(Wo oh oh)
When we were young
We were the foolish fearless
Never knowing the cost of what we paid letting someone else be strong
(Who oh oh)
When we were young

In a moment of grace
A long leap of faith
The still more glorious dawn awaits
It's my life
I'm here with the lovers

And we burned the bridges
We're crossing over
Just to see the firelight
And the innocent are getting over
Being old tonight

(Who oh oh)
When we were young
When everything was what it seemed
(Who oh oh)
When we were young
And every day was how we dreamed
Never knowing the cost of what we paid letting someone else be strong
(Who oh oh)
When we were young

And when you look at yourself tonight
Are you someone you recognize?
You can take back what you've given away but it must be the last time

(Who oh oh)
When we were young
(Who oh oh)
When we were young
When we were young

(Wo oh oh)
When we were young
When we adored the fabulous
(Wo oh oh)
When we were young
We were the foolish fearless
(Who oh oh)
When we were young
We didn't know it wouldn't last
(Who oh oh)
When we were young

Written By Donald, Howard Paul / Orange, Jason / Barlow, Gary / Owen, Mark / Williams, Robbie

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group


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