"Youth" as written by and Joshua Werner Matthew Miller....
Some of them come now
Some of them are running
Some of them are looking for fun
Some of them are looking for a way out of confusion
Some of them don't know what to be
Some of them don't know where to go
Some of them just got instincts that something's missing from the show
Some don't fit society
Insides are crying low
Some of them teachers quash the flame before it had a chance to grow
Some of them embers do glow
Them charcoal, hushed and low
Some of them come with the hunger suppressed, not fed
Them feel a death blow

Young man, control in your hand
Slam your fist on the table and make your demand
Take a stand
Fan a fire for the flame of the youth
Got the freedom to choose
Better make the right move
Young man, the power's in your hand
Slam your fist on the table and make your demand
You better make the right move

Youth is the engine of the world
Youth is the engine of the world

Storm the halls of vanity
Focus your energy
Into a laser beam
Streaming shattered light
Unites to pierce between the seams
And it seems
The world open peering

The children see
Rapid fire for your mind
Half the truth is just a lie
They rub me the wrong way
They say their way or fall behind

Seventeen disconnect left out
The concept as to why
There's a spiritual emptiness
So the youth them get vexed
Skip class and get wrecked
Feel with music and cigarettes
To fill the hole in their chest!

Young man, control in your hand
Slam your fist on the table
And make your demand
Take a stand

Fan the fire for the flame of the youth
Got the freedom to choose
You better make the right move

Young man, the power's in your hand
Slam your fist on the table
And make your demand
You better make the right move

You got the freedom to choose
You better make the right move
You got the freedom to choose

Young man, control in your hand
Slam your fist on the table
And make your demand
Take a stand

Fan the fire for the flame of the youth
Got the freedom to choose
You better make the right move

Young man, the power's in your hand
Slam your fist on the table
And make your demand
You better make the right move

Youth is the engine of the world
Youth is the engine of the world
Youth is the engine of the world
Youth is the engine of the world
Youth is the engine of the world


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"Youth" as written by Matthew Miller Joshua Werner

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    General Commentdamn. this song makes me feel like i need to do something
    itsmeallanon September 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't thinks this song is about drugs or anything like that. I think this song is more about how kids these days have so much to worry about because society makes non-conformity socially unacceptable. He talks about how school contributes to the amount of stress they have to deal with. The chorus is about how we have to at some point stop doing something just because thats what we've been told to do, we have to make our own decisions.
    surge55on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is about peer pressure and drugs.. think about it.. at the beginning he talks about not fitting into society (peer pressure?) .. "some of them teachers quash the flame before it had a chance to grow" ..maybe an older person educated him about the effects drugs can have on you, but others didnt therefore got sucked into peer pressure.. i coulld be wrong, its just my interpretation. but i looove matisyahu!
    jaclyn120on March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about jewish struggles in in the middle east. matisyahu is was a reformed jew but went back to orthodox roots, hence the outfit. if you listen to the words and understand the middle eastern struggle, it makes sense. its reggae, but i sense a hostile position from matisyahu. read the words, then read about him. its just the conclusion i came up with
    mak376on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just about taking a stand and making your voice heard. that, if you don't get the results you like, keep tryin til ya do.
    F.o.B.truxoluvon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmatisyahu is the first act accepted by mainstream media that has real talent and also a positive message i have seen in a long time. why do they embrace him? there must be something up when mtv embraces someone who seems to stand up for a little morality and responsibility.
    tunemaster30on December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentduh? he is out of the ordinary: a hasidic jew who has sik rhyming skills in reggae/hip hop tempo...
    ...good point though
    GrungyBeatleon December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery inspiring song for me. Too many people want to tell you not to follow your dreams if it doesn't fit the social mold, no matter how wrong that mold may be.
    psyconiuson January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong... no respect? matisyahu not rodney dangerfield.

    it goes:
    .. half the truth is just a lie
    they rub me the wrong way.....


    Storm the halls of vanity
    Focus your energy into a laser beam

    the rest is right until..
    as to why there is a spiritual emptiness
    only so can get vexxed
    get plasitc and beer and cigarettes
    to wrecka hole in their chest
    komcd27on January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou are right surge55. I agree. I also take this as a "get off your ass and make something of yourself" type song.
    mallorypmmon August 02, 2007   Link

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