"Young & Foolish" as written by Corinne Bailey Rae and Mark Hill....
I remember sitting back 'cause you said you had something to say
You told me that you had a secret, yeah yeah
Promised to keep it safe
I kept it for you

And we talked and we laughed and we sat in the car; watched the world go past
I tried to dissuade you but you made up your mind
You were wise at 17

And there was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say
I didn't know why you asked me, you're gonna do it anyway
Everybody makes mistakes (ooh) and everybody feels the same
There was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say

They said we grown up too fast, that we acted young and foolishly
I keep all this in mind when I recall the time
I have to disagree, and be here for you

Oooh, and we talked and laughed and we sat in the park and watched the world go past
I tried to dissuade you but you know what you're like
You were wise at 17

And there was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say
I didn't know why you asked me, you're gonna do it anyway
Everybody makes mistakes (ooh) and everybody feels the same
There was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say

Birds in the tree sing a song for me
About being young and foolish and naive
I haven't changed that much from what I see
I was only trying to make things right

And there was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say
I didn't know why you asked me, you're gonna do it anyway
Everybody makes mistakes (ooh) and everybody feels the same
There was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say

And there was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say
I didn't know why you asked me, you're gonna do it anyway
Everybody makes mistakes (ooh) and everybody feels the same
There was nothing I could do and there was nothing I could say...


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"Young & Foolish" as written by Corinne Jacqueline Bailey Rae Mark Hill

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  • +2
    General Commentit kinda sounds like a guy pressuring/seducing her into having sex
    PinkPolcadotson April 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt makes me want to know more.
    cassadagaon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits such a catchy song!
    1960on August 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti want to know what shes talking about
    crackillz13on September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    TranslationShe loves this guy and all but she can say whatever she wants to change him but he won't change because that is how he is. and her saying "you were wise at 17" shows you how stubborn he was and how unwilling he was to change. that's my translation.
    jackeeashleyon December 24, 2011   Link

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