"Young Turks" as written by Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, Duane S Hitchings and Kevin Savigar....
Billy left his home with a dollar in his pocket and a head full of dreams.
He said somehow, some way, it's gotta get better than this.
Patti packed her bags, left a note for her momma, she was just seventeen,
There were tears in her eyes when she kissed her little sister goodbye.

They held each other tight as they drove on through the night they were so excited.
We got just one shot of life, let's take it while we're still not afraid.
Because life is so brief and time is a thief when you're undecided.
And like a fistful of sand, it can slip right through your hands.

Young hearts be free tonight. Time is on your side,
Don't let them put you down, don't let 'em push you around,
Don't let 'em ever change your point of view.

Paradise was closed so they headed for the coast in a blissful manner.
They took a two room apartment that was jumping ev'ry night of the week.
Happiness was found in each other's arms as expected, yeah
Billy pierced his ears, drove a pickup like a lunatic, ooh!

Young hearts be free tonight.Time is on your side,
Don't let them put you down, don't let 'em push you around,
Don't let 'em ever change your point of view.

Young hearts be free tonight.
Time is on your side.

Billy wrote a letter back home to Patti's parents tryin' to explain.
He said we're both real sorry that it had to turn out this way.
But there ain't no point in talking when there's nobody list'ning so we just ran away
Patti gave birth to a ten pound baby boy, yeah!

Young hearts be free tonight, time is on your side.
Young hearts be free tonight, time is on your side.
Young hearts be free tonight, time in on your side.

Young hearts gotta run free, be free, live free
Time is on, time is on your side
Time, time, time, time is on your side
Is on your side
Is on your side
Is on your side
Young heart be free tonight
Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, yeah


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"Young Turks" as written by Carmine Jr Appice Carmine Appice

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    General Commentthis is why constantinople got the works...

    cheezy lyrics...impeccable melody...one of the most luscious hooks ever contrived...cheezy lyrics, a storyline that could hav been contrived in the mind of my pet turtle...but that fucking riff gets me every time i don't care IT GET'S A TEN IN BY BOOK!!!
    ZinbobDanon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot exactly the most original story, bust still a flat out amazing song.

    Very clear as far as the meaning- Just the story of a young couple leaving home because their romance couldn't be accepted by their parents.
    phantompenguinon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was sort of a sarcastic song, actually-- it keeps saying time's on your side, but by the end it's clear it definitely isn't.
    Acey_Deareston January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat interpretation of the lyrics
    hezaon December 12, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout two kids that run away too live thier life to the fullest
    McShineon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe review by ZinbobDan is not only creative, but a little scary and sweaty. Is this the song that Billy Wayne sings in "Oh God, You Devil" ?
    tiki_12on June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomehow I never heard this song until my current job, where they play it on the loop-tape... and damn, is ever good. I mean, really, really good. It's the reason I haven't quit yet. ;)
    yellowstaron October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBut the "gave birth to a ten pound baby boy" --yeah. Doesn't sound like ol' Patti & Billy are going to be living too free anymore. Or that time is on their side. ...What do you say, Rod?

    That "Woo!" gets me every time.
    yellowstaron October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYOUNG HEAAAAAAARTS BE FREEEEEEEE TONIGHT
    Jillian04on September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOne of the first 80's recordings to use the classic Linn LM-1 drum machine!
    Fluffyinsanityon December 14, 2005   Link

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