"Youth Is Wasted on the Young" as written by and Alex Dean Dan Searle....
The past is dead.
I walk the funeral march and I will make my peace.
The past is dead.
I walk the funeral march and I will make my peace.

If we stop the clock, will I reappear?
Pulled from the drift, there goes another year.
The stars align, the planets shift.
All the infinite moments that we've missed.

There's parts of me that are lost forever.
At least we're all lost together.
We all remember youth like it's dead and gone.
Like our favorite line from a forgotten song.

I'll show you my hurt and I'll show you my heart.
A life lost in the dark.

The past is dead.
I walk the funeral march and I will make my peace.
The past is dead.
I walk the funeral march and I will make my peace.

When I reach the end, will I beg for more?
Will I look back, or step through the door?
I stand beneath a monolith.
Do you ever feel like you won't be missed?

There's parts of me that are lost forever.
At least we're all lost together.
I heard that this was only a ride.
So there's no worth in waiting for death to arrive.

All we are, is just a name, it's all we are.
Our skin, it shows, these crippled bones.
Youth sinks alone.

All we are, is just a name, it's who we are.
Our skin, it shows, these crippled bones.
Youth sinks alone.

I'll show you my hurt and I'll show you my heart.
A life lost in the dark.

There's parts of me that are lost forever.
At least we're all lost together.

There's parts of me that are lost forever.


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"Youth Is Wasted on the Young" as written by Daniel Joseph Searle Alex Anthony Dean

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    Song MeaningTom: “It’s about that scary feeling when you know you’re not a kid anymore, facing the future, compromising on what you love, social pressure.”

    Dan: “Me and Tom started this band when we were 16 and we still get asked ‘When are you going to get a real job?’. It’s about dealing with that all the time.”

    Tom: “It’s where the inspiration for the album titles comes from, everyone goes through this, fearing growing old, but at least we’re going through it all together.”
    BlueDiamondx3on July 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe title more or less says it all: "Youth is wasted on the young", which I think means that while we're all young, we take life for granted. We waste too much time on things that don't matter, whether we realize that at the time or not because we think we have forever. We don't really know enough to live life to its fullest, and once we've realized this, we're old or in a situation where we can't do everything we want to. As we grow up, we all lose pieces of ourselves, we all fall apart. We give pieces to every person, place, and thing that we have ever loved, and sometimes those pieces are taken from us without our permission from people, places, or things we hate. And while it feels lonely and sucks, we're all together in the fact that we are broken and alone. In this song, he sounds like he's making peace with the fact that the past is the past and there's nothing we can do about it. We just have to cut our losses and continue on.
    ScreamingBambion May 14, 2015   Link

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