The song was written by Paul Hewson about temptations all around....
Ten years in the jailer's eye
An' I'm thinkin' 'bout my baby
Looking at my life go by
Falling in the streets I'm broke
An' I'm laughing at the poor man
Talking to the blind man

See the lady in the street car lights
Colour a la Toulouse
Television and the red red wine
So won't you tell me
Won't you tell me the truth

Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough oo oo
Are you old enough oh oh

Time goes and here we stand
Laughing at the side show
Sinking in the quick sand
The other side of another world
Scratch my back go the coloured girls
Yeah, oh yeah

I just wanted to kiss someone
I got the moondog blues
You just happened to be standing there
So won't you tell me
Won't you tell me the truth

Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough oo oo
Are you old enough oh oh

See the lady in the street car lights
Got a whole lot to lose
Television and the red red wine
So won't you tell me
Won't you tell me the truth

Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough
Are you old enough oo oo
Are you old enough oh oh


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"Are You Old Enough" as written by Paul Hewson

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    General Commentpeople have written songs about crazier things. zeppelin wrote a song about vikings
    brick11on October 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it is kind of self explanatory, he has had relations with a girl who he now suspects to be under-18. perhaps there is an underlying meaning that i am missing. could someone help me?
    brick11on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dunno, this song just seems kinda dorky to me... he's been in jail and he gets out, sees a young girl on the street and feels horny... takes her home. So what? why make a song about it? I get a lot of mondegreens from this song, too - I thought it was "not a moment to lose", not "got a whole lot to lose"; and "got the motown blues", not " got the moondog blues"... Blahety.
    Heliamphoraon October 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with brick11, it's not about warlruses, either ;)
    Berrieon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalso, it's "Colour ah la Toulouse", is in, she's coloured like someone from Toulouse. not "got a whole lot to lose" or "not a moment to lose" (source: dragononline.com.au/dragon/…)

    and it's also "moondog blues" :)
    Berrieon February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheliamphora you have the order slightly wrong he went to jail for 10 years having a a relationship with a minor.
    dawnfireon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou all presume the worst.
    It dont say how old she is and it dont say why he spent 10 years in jail. The girl might be 25 years old for all we know but he thinks she just too young compared to his age thats all. !!
    rickymeeton November 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about an ex convict avoiding jailbait. That is all. Lol.
    AsiaScobieon April 27, 2014   Link

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