"Young Love" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
There's no need to beg babe, that's my open pocket
You take the money from me, I can scrounge
You gave me a fever that will not come down, oh babe
You're a young woman cast aside
I should side, left on the side walk of my lonely life

For the young lovers, taking the hill
One plants the flag while the other is killed
When the wine pours we raise our cups
Young love is sacrifice, young love is tough
Young love is innocent, young love is us

What did I get into
Now everything is untrue, oh
Your eyes tell the lies of the lines that you said
And now that I love you, oh oh
I wish we never met
Why wait? Woman I'm taking risk here that no one dares
And you're scared, scared of the bottom, afraid of the stairs

For the young lovers, taking the hill
One plants the flag while the other is killed
When the wine pours we raise our cups
Young love is sacrifice, young love is tough
Young love is innocent, young love is us

Someone, I said some one has fell in love with a face
And it scares me to let it go
Still want it even though I get less than she takes

For the young lovers, taking the hill
One plants the flag while the other is killed
When the wine pours we raise our cups
Young love is sacrifice, young love is tough
Young love is innocent, young love is us

Young love is innocent, young love is us
I found a reason to believe in someone
I found a reason to believe in someone
When I found, when I found, you...


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"Young Love" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    Lyric Correction"You're a young woman cast aside
    I should side, left on the side walk of my lonely life"

    No. It's "Ostracized," not "I should side." It's in the CD liner notes, jeez.
    pastaheroon July 18, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti love the refrain- he sounds so good- but i am confused on these lines:
    "For the young lovers taking the hill
    One plants the flag while the other is killed"
    something about sacrifice? i have no idea. but i love the "young love is us"
    mmhmm10on May 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the refrain- he sounds so good- but i am confused on these lines:
    "For the young lovers taking the hill
    One plants the flag while the other is killed"
    something about sacrifice? i have no idea. but i love the "young love is us"
    mmhmm10on May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe way I understand it is that you put up a flag after conquest (climbing the hill as an image of taking troubles to achieve something, to get to the top). The image of the American flag on the moon comes to my mine ;) It's basically about fighting for what you want, and at the same time taking risks because you might also fall or get hurt while cliumbing that mountain.

    And only the strong ones reach the top. Am I making any sense? :)
    restless_heartson May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, wow that totally makes sense, i probobly could have figured it out too. and sorry i posted that twice.
    mmhmm10on May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh wow that does make sense! thanks for the insight!!! :P
    AlexHelenaon July 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i felt that it was about a young couple, one of which was a soldier going to war...
    finallyfreeon August 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm...I thought it was..."still want her even though I get less than she takes"...?

    Anyway...for me this song is about taking chances and risks in love and relationships, "woman I'm taking risk here that no one dared and you're scared, scared of the bottom, afraid of the stairs"...and about being afraid to fall in love as you can get hurt. How you feel like you're giving your all to that person...doing everything you can for them...yet they aren't doing the same for you, "still want her in the know I get less than she takes". It's about the journey of a relationship, how one person is giving more than the other and how tough and hard love can be...but on the other hand...how beautiful and innocent it can be. I also think that one of them was hurt through the relationship..."what did I get into, now everything is untrue, your eyes tell the lies of the lines that you said" and how they were hurt so much that they wished they'd never met them so it would erase the pain. Basically...the song is about young love...the hardships...the innocence...the beauty...the pain...everything. Falling in love...is like taking a giant leap into the unknown...and that to me...is what this song is about =]
    [{eVeRyThInG}]on October 28, 2008   Link

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