Oh when we were seventeen
Oh life was like a film
When we were seventeen
The sky was always tangerine
We ran through streets at night
Under starlight
We ran through streets at night
When we were winning

Oh wild was the world
And wild we burned
We were kings of the streets
Not yet beaten by defeat
But now it's hard to see
Through a fog of memories
But I remember
When we were winning

Now my friends are unemployed
Not needed in this world
Pushed down by this town
And always turned down
But in dreams at night
They can sometimes recall
When we were heroes
When we were winning

What have we done to our lives ?
We could've been anything
We gave it our love for what ?
This is the time

Oh it's in the air at night
There is a wind coming in
The days dying
Oh it's so beautiful
There's something happening somewhere
I take the bus into town
All I see is laughing
And we are winning

Soon I grow older
But God knows
I haven't lived yet
Before tonight's a memory
Let's go out
I am still young

ahhhhh aaaaahh aaaaaah aaaaaaah
aaaaahhh aaaaah aaaaaaaaaah

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    General CommentThis song is incredible. I can relate to it completely.
    Those feelings of soaring happiness you feel when you're young and naive about the world, feeling so big in small surroundings. And later as you become older, looking back on it all and feeling so much nostalgia for the innocence but at the same time a regretful melancholy for the parts of yourself you lost to the world. This song is sort of mournful but hopeful at once. I think a lot of my generation that feels old before their time may be able to relate. Feeling old due to circumstances. But still a bit hopeful. I love the lack of cynicism in Broder Daniel songs.
    ForeverGoldenon June 22, 2008   Link

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