"Too Young" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
Baby when I saw you turning at the end of the street
I knew a time was gone and it took me like ages
Just to understand that I was afraid to be a simple guy
I tried my best to smile but deep inside my heart
I felt it was shouting like a crowd dancing
I guess I couldn't live without the things that made my life what it is

Can't you hear it calling oh yeah
Everybody's dancin' oh yeah
Tonight everything is over
I feel too young

I can't lie on my bed without thinking I was wrong
But when this feeling calls this world becomes another
Nighttime won't hold me in your arms again
I got a very good friend who says he can't believe the love I give
Is not enough to end your fears
I guess I couldn't live without the things that made my life what it is

Can't you hear it calling oh yeah
Everybody's shakin' oh yeah
Tonight everything is over
I feel too young

Oh rainfalls and hard times coming they won't leave me tonight
I wish I knew what I was doing
Just do let this spirit survive
Everybody's dancing oh yeah
I guess I couldn't live without the things that made my life what it is

Can't you hear it calling oh yeah
Everybody's dancing oh yeah
Tonight everything is over
I feel too young


Lyrics submitted by michi_nsx

"Too Young" as written by Sylvia Dee Sidney Lippman

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +6
    General CommentI think its about a guy dating this girl. I think he rushed into the relationship too quickly, not really getting to know her and not with the right motives.

    Perhaps he was just dating just because he wanted someone in his life and no other reason. Or perhaps he was trying to fill a void or escape something that he had to take care of. I think he was burned out from something; work, school, etc.

    "But when this feeling calls this world becomes another
    Nighttime won't hold me in your arms again"

    One day, maybe months later, he snaps back to reality realizing that she and him are not compatible. He doesn't quite know how to tell her, but he's thinking about things while he's out having fun one night with friends. He realizes what he needs to do in his life now, he needs to get back to the things that matter and he realizes that she is not compatible with that.

    "Can't you hear me calling oh yeah
    Everybody's dancing
    Tonight everything is over
    I feel too young"

    He looks into himself and realizes he's too young to really find someone. He's still growing as a person with his future uncertain.

    "Oh rainfalls and hard times coming they won't leave me tonight
    I wish I knew what I was doing
    Just do let this spirit survive"

    Regarding his future: he knows theres going to be good and bad times. He knows when he was in his mindset during his burnout, it wasn't very rational. But even so, he knows that other side is part of him. He wants to balance his rational side with the romantic side. Romantic not in the sense of love, but the emotional and genuine aspects of his inner-self.
    myeh002on June 07, 2008   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthis song has actually apperard in the movie Lost In Translation. on a dance scene. brilliant 80's soft rock, with warm moogs & strings. this is how modern dance music should sound like.
    arabia_soundsystemon May 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAwesome French band. I believe this was a big hit over seas, in the summer of 2000. It also appeared in the movie "Shallow Hal". Unfortunately it did not make it to the soundtrack. Great song to dance to.
    michi_nsxon August 07, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah i just watched 'Lost in Translation' and enjoyed this song.. the beginning is the shining moment "Baby when i saw you turning at the end of the street"
    one311on June 21, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is amazing, I have loved Phoenix since.

    The best part of the song is

    "I got a very good friend who says
    He cant believe the love I give is not enough
    To end your fears
    I guess I couldnt live without things
    That make my life what it is"
    Super Daveon May 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. It represents a relationship I have with this guy and it could as well be a duet in my opinion.
    The lyrics aren't that bad either. Sure, I've seen better but I've seen worse too. This song has so much feeling.
    COLOURSon June 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is my theme song:)
    I love it so, so much.
    tooyoungon May 14, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is what I gather. The night did not proceed as he wanted it to, he wanted one thing and she wanted another. Their moods simply did not match. She was leaving and he was calling to her that everybody is dancing. He thinks to himself that he is too young. This will be the last night that they go out together, his friend says the love he gives is insufficient in addition to his emotion. But he says "I guess I couldn't live without the things that made my life what it is." The relationship is not for him.
    mbcon June 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think Mars is singing "Can't you hear it calling".
    + "But when that feeling..."

    Definitely one of the best songs the band has ever written!
    Uh_huh_himon January 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPossibly one of their best songs, in my opinion. I love the feeling I get when listening to this song, it makes me feel like dancing wherever I am, so upbeat and catchy!
    spiderdomon February 25, 2010   Link

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