"Young London" as written by Tom Delonge and Adam Willard....
I'm not the one to complain of bad dreams
It's like disease, but without a life
It's all a scene with this great directive
That we're all lost and we're stuck in time
We feel alone in a strange blue ocean
And we're all scared as death to die

I'm not the one to admit it's helpless
I have a sense that we will be alright
I wish for peace with electric silence
To keep our hearts beating on our minds
And we will see that we're all connected
When we awake to the tunnel's light

[Repeat x2]
(Suit up, boys
We're on vacation
With endless stay and reservations
Saddest girls
Who will await while dying inside
How will they get by?)

[Repeat x4]
(Suit up, boys
Let's ride, it's the weekend
Get down, girls
And dance with your best friend
Show yourselves, and take what you ask for
Let it go, no fights on the dance floor)

The night gets better, but wait, so wonderful
They move together and dance so colorful
And kiss like flowers that breathe with pheromones
Songs get louder, it feels so natural


Lyrics submitted by WorldOfLove, edited by jeard

"Young London" as written by Tom Delonge Adam Willard

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    General Comment"Suit up boys, we're on vacation
    With endless day, and reservation
    Saddest girls who will await while
    Dying inside, how will they get by?"

    im guessing this is about guys going to war

    the rest of it is about forgetting your problems and just having fun
    sum41angelsandairwaveson February 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, given Tom Delonge's seeming near-obsession with WWII era lyrics, I think this could be a bit about going off to war, but also picking yourself up again. Not to mention it's one of my favorite A&A songs.
    alandon92on July 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of my favorites from the album... I agree with the war interpretations, but I never saw it that way at first.

    "...we feel alone in a strange blue ocean and we're all scared as death to die" makes me think of soldiers in boats preparing to storm the beaches during WWII and being afraid of not surviving the battle.

    But also in terms of thinking about the song in terms of how it relates to the word "LOVE," the basis of the entire album, it sounds to me like something caused a separation between two people and he senses "...we will be alright, I wish for peace with electric silence, to keep our hearts beating on our minds, and we will see that we're all connected when we awake to the tunnel's light"

    The two "Suit up..." sections... The first one, I see as the guys getting ready to go out looking to find the right girl to be with forever "on vacation with endless stay and reservation" and the girls are sad and "dying inside" from being hurt in the past and are just waiting to truly be loved.

    The second "Dance with your best friend" part, to me, is just telling the girls to stop going for what they can't have and try and giving things a go with the guys that obviously care about the them. To pick the guy that they can accept for who they are without fighting and trying to change them... "show yourselves and take what you ask for, let it go, no fights on the dance floor"

    And the "night gets better", final refrain is just like an anthemic declaration that it was all worth the wait in finding "LOVE"

    Just my take...
    drummerAVAon December 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is a really good song.

    Right now, with the name of the album, the date of it's release, and its overall sound; I get the feeling it is about picking yourself up when you are down. Dust yourself off, and live. There are so many ways you can feel electric, utilize them. When you can start getting excited about life without love you will inevitably find love when you are not even looking.
    Worldslayer608on February 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I definitely agree with your interpretation of the song. It's a beautiful song, I think. The lyrics are incredible and I'm in the midst of getting through a break-up and as soon as I heard the song it just made me feel so much more uplifted.
    carolinedelongeon February 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmy views on this song are completely different than what anyone is put,so don't make fun.haha.

    i think this song is talking about war in a sarcastic way.
    "Suit up boys, we're on vacation
    With endless day, and reservation
    Saddest girls who will await while
    Dying inside, how will they get by?"

    seems like he's sarcastically saying that war is a vacation.
    i also think it's about the soldiers wifes and girlfriends will eventually "let it go" and forget while the soldiers are still out fighting for their lives.
    wazzupcowzon February 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commentlove this whole song, from the guitar at the start, to the drums at the end, whole thing is epic.
    avaandloveon February 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has been on my myspace since it came out
    it's amazing
    very very sweet
    tom is amazing
    itsrachel91on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust wanted to say that I think the second chorus is :

    "Suit up boys, LETS ride ITS the weekend
    Get down girls and dance with your best friend
    Show yourselves and take what you ask for
    Let it go, NO fights on the dance floor"
    kenjimmyon February 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the songs about war and peace. I feel the chorus is a reference to war and the woman waiting at home, 'saddest girls, who will await while dying inside'. whereas the second chorus 'suit up boys thats right its the weekend' is a reference to peace and how it should be. The woman should be dancing not waiting at home. The fights on the dance floor, not against each other with guns.
    scaredofgirlson February 22, 2010   Link

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