"When I Was Young" as written by and Mark Hoppus Tom Delonge....
I woke up today
Surrounded by blackness
A small warning sign
Devoured the process
It’s always been fine
I get up and ignore this
And it’s hard to say
But I feel all of this weightless
But the more that I admit
I feel up and anxious
And the more I go on
The less I can face this
And those rotten things
That live in our shadow
We walk on the line
Of death and the gallows
And hope that we’re clear
I bet we can follow

It’s the worst damn day (doesn’t hurt that much)
Of my life
I made a mess today (doesn’t hurt that much)
But I’m alright (doesn’t hurt that much)

When I was young
The world it was smaller
The cities were vast
The buildings were taller
I felt really strong
My parents seem stronger
My life has a way
Showers with greatness
Then takes it away
Those pieces that made us
The dangerous things
You’d never imagine
We all get the same
The memories that burn
And those pictures we made
They still form a pattern
They courteously say
Does it not matter?

It’s the worst damn day (doesn’t hurt that much)
Of my life
I made a mess today (doesn’t hurt that much)
But I’m alright (doesn’t hurt that much)

It’s the worst damn day (doesn’t hurt that much)
Of my life
I made a mess today (doesn’t hurt that much)
But I’m alright

It’s the worst damn day (doesn’t hurt that much)
Of my life
I made a mess today (doesn’t hurt that much)
But I’m alright (doesn’t hurt that much)

It’s the worst damn day (doesn’t hurt that much)
Of my life
I made a mess today (doesn’t hurt that much)
But I’m alright


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"When I Was Young" as written by Tom Delonge Mark Hoppus

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    General CommentGreat tune! The chorus pretty much sums it all, no matter how shitty you may feel, it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.
    Cut_Here0on December 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think cut_here nailed it. And this is probably the best song that blink has put out since they got back together. The other 4 songs on the EP are okay but the chorus in this song reminds me of old blink. This and Natives are really the only other songs that I would consider 10s since Neighborhoods. Just too much AVA influence still in Tom and I don't like it in blink.
    Jagrobby182on December 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThe verse melody reminds me so much of Shove, a song Tom write for his Angels & Airwaves project.
    patinthehaton July 01, 2014   Link

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