When We Were Young

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG


Credits

Written by Paul Aarntzen
Arranged by Hillsburn
Produced by Jon Landry
© SOCAN 2016

Musicians

Clayton Burrill - vocals, guitar
Rosanna Burrill - vocals, violin
Jackson Fairfax-Perry - keyboard, electronics
Paul Aarntzen - vocals, ukulele
Jon Landry - electronics, percussion
Darren van Niekerk - electronics
Jason Jenkyns - electronics

Lyrics

I'm pretty sure I will never be the king of some great nation.
I'm pretty sure you will never fly a rocket 'round the sun.

When we were young, when we were young,
The whole world hung like fruit for the taking.

And now I'm pretty sure I will never learn to speak a second language.
I'm pretty sure you will never learn what made your father run.

When we were young, when we were young,
The whole world hung like fruit for the taking.

Well, it's harder, I guess, doing your best
When you're under duress.
You hollow your chest just to better digest
The fact that you're wasting your life.

I put my tie on in the morning.
From now on I will go 'round tieless.
I'm pretty sure you will come to throw all your pills away.

When we were young, when we were young,
The whole world hung like fruit for the taking.
When we were young, when we were young,
We’d scream and run just ‘cause we liked it.

Well, it's harder, I guess, doing your best
When you're under duress.
You hollow your chest just to try and undress
This waking at night, wondering:
How the hell'd you mess it?
What the hell’d you miss?
Well, it's harder, I guess, doing your best
When you're under duress.
You hollow your chest just to better digest
The fact that you’re wasting your life.

Oh, when we were young, when we were young,
The whole world hung like fruit for the taking.
When we were young, when we were young,
We’d scream and run just ‘cause we liked it.