He's got life, that comes and goes
He calls me up when he's down
What he'll be no one knows
She might love, but she never meets
Try to catch her in the eye,
but she's staring at her feet

We're twenty something, with nothing to lose
And we like what we say, but not what we do
And we live in a crowd, and its breaking my heart
We're twenty something, worlds apart

He looks through his glass, its never full enough
He could light up this room, but he's so tired of acting tough
She can't draw the line, she goes in circles again
All the things she could be,
if she weren't so set on being thin

We're twenty something, with nothing to lose
And we like what we say, but not what we do
And we live in a crowd, and its breaking my heart
We're twenty something, worlds apart

These are everlasting glory days
Young or old, we'll always feel this way
These are everlasting glory days
Young or old we'll always feel this way
Young or old we'll always feel this way

We're twenty something, with nothing to lose
And we like what we say, but not what we do
And we live in a crowd, and its breaking my heart
We're twenty something, worlds apart.


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    General CommentI actualy met and saw Dala live; and right before they performed this song they said each line was about a different friend. They also said how when they were at home singing the line "He calls me up when he's down" that exact friend called them because he was upset. I think it's rather clever. Apparantly they still never told their friends.
    carrotpantson August 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about two people who are madly in love with eachother but either are too scared to tell eachother or are too scared to take their friendship anywhere. the song is written from a third persons point of view and that person can see that they are in love and they think its disappointing to see that they won't do anything.
    onomatopoeiaon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's so cool! That makes everything totally different haha. What a great concept for a song!
    onomatopoeiaon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It seems to me like a general reflection about being in your twenties.

    A couple of lines that have always resonated for me are "all the things she could be if she weren't so set on being thin" which seems to be a reminder of how our obessions without our appearance can get in the way of our sense of self worth and can prevent us from doing all the things we want to do and becoming the most amazing version of ourselves we can be.

    I also love the line "young or old, we'll always feel this way." I'm still in my twenties but I think that's true, that who we are is reasonably formed in our twenties and we feel that way for a long time, often forgetting that we're not 28 anymore years later.
    Sylviedon April 30, 2011   Link

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