"Illuminated Youth" as written by Brian Mcternan, Mike Ambrose, Audelio Flores, Joseph Saucedo, Matthew Wilson, Jordan Paul Brown and Daniel Levi Coddaire....
Sound checks leak through venue doors.
Outside, fans are waiting for the show
To start and guards to let them through,
And everything once they're inside seems so exciting too.

It's sparkling and blue.
Now everything under the shining lights looks bright and new.
Illuminated youth.
Maybe you don't belong,

You've gotta let go to pretend.
Maybe you don't belong there's something for you.
Maybe you need escape, there's somewhere to go.
Tomorrow's so far away.

Sold out pre-sale barcode scans,
Rush the stage to see the bands…
They're screaming for another song from them.
So step back before you fall harder again.

Don't let them put up a wall inside your head.
Restless legs, restless days.
Bored with the boxes, always.
PA's are speaking loud, young ears frequent the sound.

They're allowed to bruise picking what parts to use,
But where their feet are is a longer floor
That lessens the chore.
It's bigger, a crowded view.

Put tomorrow away.

Lyrics submitted by eltroyo11

"Illuminated Youth" as written by Jordan Paul Brown Mike Ambrose

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., MOTHERSHIP MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentJordan: "A good part of the song was written while we were on tour with Paramore and The Starting Line in the fall of 2007. Outside a venue in Chicago, Illinois (before doors opened for the evening), a block full of people waited in anticipation for the band's show. Excitement grew more as the stage crew ran in and out of the back doors as the headliners soundchecked their sets for the show that night (a taste of the music that was to come in just a few hours). But 'Illuminated Youth' is an overall invitation to a place where someone can leave all their troubles and worries behind and live in moments made possible by live music and the communities centered around live music. Everyone feels isolated and / or trapped at one point in their life, and this is somewhere you can come to feel complete and content, if only for just one night. "Tomorrow's so far away," so live in just today."
    Sleepwalker88on July 30, 2011   Link

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