"We Are Young" as written by and Nathaniel Joseph/dost Ruess....
Give me a second I
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I’m trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Now I know that I’m not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let’s raise a toast
‘Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
Just carry me home tonight (Nananananana)

The moon is on my side (Nananananana)
I have no reason to run (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home tonight (Nananananana)
The angels never arrived (Nananananana)
But I can hear the choir (Nananananana)
So will someone come and carry me home (Nananananana)

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I’ll carry you home tonight


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"We Are Young" as written by Andrew Dost Jeff Bhasker

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    My InterpretationAm I the only one who thinks this songs is about drunken abuse? In the beginning the song goes ".. Asking about scar and I know I gave it to you months ago and I know you're trying to forget but between the drink and subtle things. The holes in my apologizes, you I'm trying to take it back..."

    So "asking about a scar" "I know I gave it to you months ago "and "I know you are trying to forget" are both fairly clear. He beat her. She was left in scar and she is trying to get over it. "The holes in my apologizes" he knows he hurt her and he knows he's wrong for doing so, but he did and he is trying to make up for it. And he is saying that if she gets drunk to forget he will still "carry [her] home".
    1055112024on September 25, 2014   Link

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