Oh retrospect, It’s a curse we can’t prevent
And the days we loved the most have all been spent
We smoked ourselves to an early grave and ended with a fight
Then I walked for miles and slept next to the bus shelter that night

There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we used to meet
Fifteen years I miss you far too much
There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we found out feet
Fifteen years was always old enough so here’s to growing up

We were the kings and queens of the east coast village streets
With an air of confidence and grass stained knees
And the nights were always long and our inhibitions gone

There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we used to meet
Fifteen years I miss you far too much
There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we found out feet
Fifteen years was always old enough
Three cheers for growing up

But we moved away and we left they days where we were never tired.

There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we used to meet
Fifteen years I miss you far too much
There’s a ghost down every street
In the places where we found out feet
Fifteen years was always old enough so here’s to growing up

Here’s to growing up and giving in


Lyrics submitted by Chrissalix

Youth In Retrospect song meanings
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    General Comment"A song about the inhabitants of little east coast villages and my ongoing battle with the inevitable curse of age"
    Chrissalixon November 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"This one is specifically personal to Lee [Wilson, bass] and I, it's about where we went to school and wasted our youth. This song is about nostalgia and how we wish we could go back to the days where a bottle of cider got us drunk and our biggest worry was whether our maths homework would be in on time. I'm constantly battling with the fact that I'm constantly growing older and this song was an outlet for me, the truth is I truly still think that I'm 15 years old in my head, that was the age for me, I miss it."

    from rocksound.tv/features/article/…
    elleveexon February 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love their music!
    Angels7on March 08, 2013   Link

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