"So Young" as written by Bernard Butler and Brett Anderson....
Because we're young because we're gone
We'll take the tide's electric mind oh yeah? oh yeah
We're so young and so gone let's chase the dragon oh

Because we're young because we're gone
We'll scare the skies with tigers eyes oh yeah? oh yeah

We're so young and so gone let's chase the dragon oh
Let's chase the dragon

From our home high in the city where the skyline
Stained the snow I fell for a servant who kept me on the boil

We're so young and so gone, let's chase the dragon from our home!

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"So Young" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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  • +5
    General CommentThe first line in the song goes like this:
    "She can start
    To walk out
    If she wants"

    I think I read that in an intervue in a magazine with Brett Anderson.
    Rebelcaton September 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou are right with both drug references. Cocaine is referenced in this song, with the "skyline stained the snow". Heroin is not only referenced with "chase the dragon", but also "a servant who kept me on the boil" (both describing the same action.)

    Not all Suede songs are blatantly about drugs, which is what I've seen on here. Maybe these references were not intended and are coincidental, but they do sing about drugs legitmately in other songs.
    palegreenon June 09, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe piano in this song is just amazing! I already knew about the "chasing the dragon" thing, but the reference to cocaine I didn't know. I think is beautiful and tragic the way he sees youth: "So young, and so gone..."
    AlexPrideon August 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentreferences to drugs are evident, but the prime meaning of the song is just YOUTH - drugs only relate to youth of then-youngs and Brett´s surround, so this must be there, it´s connected; important is the fact that the youth corresponde to fatigue ("we´re so gone") and there is some desire too - for some escape
    the video to this song is excellent and proves it
    I think it´s one of the best songs at all
    peiblon December 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm with davros its about heroin not coke.
    Perfect Wh()reon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe best one I've heard is that he says "Seek a" followed by "Star", but I'm not sure what he says after that.
    fourgangeron September 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRebelcat, you just answered a question that has been eating at me for ten years. Thank you.
    vaingloriaon March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Memorywell, I finished reading Christiane F the other day when I noticed she said somthing like "so young, and so gone".. shame I just lend the book to a friend so I can't quote. anyway, the song just might be partly about it. I mean, drug using, waste of youth and so and so.. maybe a conection, and maybe not.
    SheWason June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought "chasing the dragon" was inhaling the vapour from heroin that is on tinfoil and heated with a fag lighter. I learned that from Grange Hill and Zammo McGuire.
    Davroson June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, it's definitely a reference to heroin. That aside, what's the very first word Brett says in the song? it souds like 'Shika' or something? Any ideas?
    aniymon July 15, 2005   Link

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