when i was young
i thought i was old
i sailed across the sea
to tokyo
i thought there must be more to this world
than we're being told
when you're young
you can afford to be bold

when i was young
i sought
to win a young girl's heart
i chased the girl around a cherry tree
all i ended up winning
was a couple of skinned knees

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    General CommentOne of the top three songs of Beat Happening of mine:)
    dingwenon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so very much! The melody makes me feel young, twirling my skirt around everything blurry.
    jermsteadon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always heard "When you're young you can afford to be bold" as "when you're young you can afford to be old." I like it much better that way.
    Salty Kevinon April 01, 2008   Link

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