WHILE YOU'RE YOUNG

Going out - it's what we're supposed to like

Being loud and trying to pick a fight

With someone we don't know

'Cause that's really macho

 

I would get a piercing or a tat

But I might regret getting something

That I won't feel the same way about in a decade

 

It's all the rage when you are a certain age

Not to think before you act

To make a big mistake that you can't take back

 

While you're young you can do what you like

Have fun and party every night

We're young and we want it all

We're never wrong, it's never our fault

And we won't let them get us down

'Cause there is no tomorrow, there is only now

 

At a club - it's where our lives are spent

Or down the pub surfing the internet on costly new phones

Lost in our headphones

 

Getting drunk, 'cause that's the only way we can have fun

We don't have much to say, and that's why we come here

The place where we can't hear

 

To lose ourselves, or maybe find someone else

Someone who knows just what it's like

And goes through what I go through every day and night

 

CHORUS x 2

 

While you're young you can do what you like

Have fun and party every night

You're young - forget what you're taught

It's your life, it's yours to cut short

But that doesn't do it for me

I'd rather stay at home and watch some TV

GRUMPY OLD MAN

 

I've noticed they like to tell you how it is

Like that's how it's meant to be

You're crying as you're watching days go flying by

Remember how it used to be?

 

When you were younger you wouldn't be pushed aside

Now you take it in your stride every time they try

Who is stronger? The ones who paved the way

Or the ones who get their say every single day?

When I look in the mirror

I see that I've become everything they say

Guess that means I'm a grumpy old man

And I like that way

 

I'm feeling like they're stealing things I used to have

But they never were mine

I'm jealous - I could've had those careless days

But I never had the time

 

When I was younger I couldn't be pushed aside

Now I take it my stride every time they try

Who is stronger? The ones who paved the way

Or the ones who get their say every single day?

When I look in the mirror

I see that I've become everything they say

Guess that means I'm a grumpy old man

And I like it that way

And I like it that way

 

CHORUS x 2

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