"Youth Is Wasted on the Young" as written by Daniel Robin Layus and Jimmy Messer....
Saw my reflection in the mirror, didn't recognize myself
I felt more distant and more useless than the dust upon the shelf
I tried to fix it but I only ended up hurting someone else
Oh lover can you hear me, I'm so scared and I need a little help

I've built so many bridges, then I sat and watched them burn
I had so many chances, never took the time to learn
If I could change the past, go back erase what I had done
I'd redo everything, youth is wasted on the young

Yeah, you gotta crawl before you walk
Sometimes you gotta scream before you talk
You can't take back everything you've done
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young

Even the thought of me without you sends a shiver down my spine
I'd spend a lifetime on my knees for just the chance to keep you mine

And like a rocket I shot up and then I crashed and burned
I put the pieces back together as the seasons turned
If I could change the past, go back erase what I had done
Redo most everything, youth is wasted on the young

Yeah, you gotta crawl before you walk
Sometimes you gotta scream before you talk
You can't take back everything you've done
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young

Wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young
Wasted on the young

Yeah, you gotta crawl before you walk
Sometimes you gotta scream before you talk
You can't take back everything you've done
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth is wasted on the young


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"Youth Is Wasted on the Young" as written by Jimmy Messer Daniel Robin Layus

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    Song MeaningFrontman Daniel Layus explained the song's meaning to Billboard magazine: "It's when you're lying in bed thinking about your life and what led you to the place you're in," he said. "It's frustrating sometimes and you start chasing your tail. There's no time machine to go back, and even if you could, would you or could you do anything differently? Because I suppose you only know what you know now because you you're here now, you weren't here back then."

    billboard.com/articles/news/6042187/…
    mikeon April 15, 2014   Link

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