"Young Lions" as written by and Dallas Wehrle Will Kidman....
Oh young lions
This is your kingdom
Every beast has its poison
Every lion has its victim

Choose your crime
Pour the ashes out the window
Empty mickey by the river
Shattered like a broken arrow

Oh young lions
This is your kingdom
Roll out a cradle
Climb out the window

Make your now
Too wild for words
Stumblin' through the city
With the ordinary bird

Choose your crime
Pour the ashes out the window
Empty mickey by the river
Shattered like a broken arrow

Loosen up the collar
Shake of the wire
Run like a river
Glow like a beacon fire


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"Young Lions" as written by Dallas Wehrle Bryan Webb

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    General Commentliving wild and young.
    free and crazy and without responsibilies.
    growing up in a small canadian town.
    drinking till you can't feel your feet, sneaking out at night, falling in love.
    wishoneverythingon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking it's "every lion has its victim"...

    In any case, I agree with what wish said...it's about just living up your youth.

    Kickass.
    McWatton October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a tune, it is about just doing what you do and letting life take you, standing proud and been everything you can while having the best times on the way.
    Admeron February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, young lions
    This is your kingdom
    Every beast has its poison
    Every lion has its victim

    Choose your crime
    Pour the ashes out the window
    And get naked by the river
    Shining like a broken arrow

    Oh, young lions
    This is your kingdom
    Roll out the cradle
    Climb out the window

    Make your love
    Too wild for words
    Stumbling through the city
    With the ordinary birds

    Choose your crime
    Pour the ashes out the window
    And get naked by the river
    Shining like a broken arrow

    Loosen up the collar
    Shake off the wires
    Run like a river
    Glow like a beacon fire

    Those are the lyrics as I heard them.
    antiarkie25on September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSounds like the best damn fatherly advice I've ever heard.
    timsakyon December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely "empty mickey by the river, shining like a broken arrow"

    presumably referring an empty bottle of mickey's malt liquor discarded by a river bank. Quite an image, actually.
    dieblucasdieon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAh, listening to it again,

    "Empty mickey by the river, *shattered* like a broken arrow"

    even better
    dieblucasdieon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it definitely is mickey, however, in Ontario and Western Canada "mickey" is a term for a 375 ml (13 oz) bottle of alcohol.
    Hanleyon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line "every beast has its poison, every lion has its victim" does not a positive statement make. I think this is simultaneously an indictment of the silliness of youth and a call to use all that powerful youthful energy to do something...well...something glowing.
    DeathoftheLuciferianLieofLighton December 06, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationPersonally I feel like the song is referring to the audience as "Young Lions", Saying the world is our kingdom, and that we all have things we crave, and we all do things that can be hurtful or things we shouldn't do.

    But as young lions we need to put that behind us and "Choose your crime, pour the ashes out the window" meaning we take a wrong doing of ours and we forget about it, We stop framing it on a wall for us to remember and we relive ourselves of the "crime" again the "bottle of mickey" being a metaphor for regret and it being smashed being smashed. Relieved of the regret.

    The rest goes on to say "Roll out of the cradle, climb out the window. Make your love too wild for words. Stumbling thru the city with the ordinary birds" Basically saying Carpe Diem, Live your life to the fullest and make your love (for whatever or whomever it may be) and be around "ordinary birds" meaning people without regret or those who don't hold onto it.

    Also the last verse just goes onto emphasise the fact you need to loosen up, run free and shine. To excel in what you love and make it worth living for rather than holding onto regret and being dull through the lines "Loosen your collar, shake off the wires. Run like a river, glow like a beacon fire."

    So overall - Pour your ashes out of the window, and make your love, too wild for words (Let go of your regrets, move on and excel, and make your love/passion for something or someone too wild for words)

    Probably some of the best advice any song can ever give.
    AskSaion December 26, 2014   Link

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