"Wild Young Hearts" as written by and Shingai Elizabeth Maria/smith Shoniwa....
And while the city sleeps
I won't weep because I didn't keep
My boyfriend and the summer's end, is here again
And the leaves are golden
Under the grand silver birch tree

While we're thinking 'bout the people we meet
Dancing feet, wasters on the cover of a magazine
People you've kissed, people you lust
And the one's that you might not
Ever remember what's the use

I'm not what I was last summer
Not who I was in the spring
Tell me, tell me, tell me when will we learn
We love it and we leave it and we watch it burn
Damn these wild young hearts
Damn these wild young hearts

Now that the city's awake, my heart aches
Oh what a silly mistake it seems I've made
You left your keys under my bed
Left a thumpin' in my head
I would say sorry, what's the use

Cause, I'm not what I was last September
And I don't wear the same robes in May
We know we shouldn't do it, but we do it anyway
We know we might regret it but it seemed OK
Damn this wild young heart
Damn this wild young heart
Damn this wild young heart

If now is forever then what's to prove
Cause it won't be the same next summer
And I guess I'll see you in the spring
Somebody tell me, tell me, tell me, when will I learn
I love it and I leave it and I watch it burn
Damn this wild young heart
I told you damn this wild young heart
Damn this wild young
Tell me, tell me, tell me when will I learn
Damn this wild young heart


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"Wild Young Hearts" as written by James Morrison John Fortis

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    General CommentOMG! No-one's commented!!
    This is one of my favourite songs ever. I love the way the calm but kind of irritated tone of the verse just breaks into a big chorus with "I'm not what I was last summer". It made me feel like my life is different now, even though it's not about me. I feel like I'm in a film, nay, a musical when I listen to this - it's immensely exhilarating!!
    Love. It.
    polkadot.peekabooon February 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust a little correction, i hope at least haha


    And while the city sleeps
    I won't weep because I didn't keep
    My boyfriend and the summer's end is here again
    And the leaves are golden
    Under the grand silver birch tree

    While we're thinking bout the people we meet
    Dancing feet, wasters on the cover of a magazine
    People you've kissed, people you lust
    And the one's that you might not
    Ever remember what's the use

    I'm not what I was last summer
    Not who I was in the spring
    Tell me, tell me, tell me when will we learn
    We love it and we leave it and we watch it burn
    Damn these wild young hearts
    Damn this wild young heart

    Now that the city's awake, my heart aches
    Oh what a silly mistake it seems I've made
    You left your keys under my bed
    Left a thumpin in my head
    I would say sorry, what's the use

    Cause, I'm not what I was last September
    And I don't wear the same robes in May
    We know we shouldn't do it, but we do it anyway
    We know we might regret it but it seemed ok
    Damn this wild young heart
    Damn this wild young heart
    Damn this wild young heart

    If now is forever then what's to prove
    Cause it won't be the same next summer
    And I guess I'll see you in the spring
    Somebody tell me, tell me, tell me, when will I learn
    I love it and I leave it and I watch it burn
    Damn this wild young heart
    I told you damn this wild young heart
    Damn these wild young
    Tell me, tell me, tell me when will I learn
    Damn this wild young heart
    oneate7on April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwent to see the noisettes and can't believe the tickets were only £15 Shinghai is just ridiculously talented and the other two are great also. She is really amazing to watch x
    Nnekaon December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSo, the ending, what of it do you interpret? I mean, she goes on about being foolish and young with someone, and how she's learned her mistakes, but does it mean she's returning to him or pushing him away again?
    Chaosvii7on July 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis quickly became my favorite song after I realized how strongly I can relate my own life to it. I feel that it's about a person who used to be frustrated with her life because of the good things that walked in and then out of it, until she learned to accept her dynamic nature and not weep because she couldn't keep her boyfriend. That was her mistake, is that she yearned for the good times in the past to return again instead of letting them pass, as everything inevitably comes to an end. She's the kind of person that changes from season to season, and what she loved in the summer may not be what she will love in the spring. She's happier now that she's comfortable with this, and is optimistic about what lies in the future.
    Lillidenon January 20, 2011   Link

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