When we were young nobody died and nobody got older
The toughest kid in the street could always be bought over
The first time that you loved you had all your life to live
At least that's what you said
(When we were young)

The first time you got drunk you drank Pernod and dry cider
Smashed a window in as the police came around the corner
You didn't have no time to run
And your dad stood up for you
As the judge said you're a fool

Babies, sex and flagons
Shifting women, getting stoned
Robbing cars, bars and pubs
Rubber johnnies, poems(what might have been)
Starsky and Hutch gave good TV(what might have been)
And Starsky looked like me
When we were young

The first time that you stole you stole rubber lips and tenners
Bought a radio, then ran away forever
It never felt so good, never felt so good with you
(When we were young)

When we were young we had no fear of love nor sex nor warnings
Everyone was hanging out and everyone was sorted
When we were young nobody knew who you were or what you'd do
Nobody had a past that catches up on you

Babies, sex and flagons
Shifting women, getting stoned
Robbing cars, bars and pubs
Rubber johnnies, poems(what might have been)
Starsky and Hutch gave good TV(what might have been)
And Starsky looked like me
When we were young

What might have been
What might have been
What might have been

With a start he was awoken from the middle of a dream
He's making movies in his head that never will be seen
He's holding Oscar in his hands and kissing beauty queens
What might have been (what might have been)
What might have been
When we were young


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