And no, nothing ever really started with a kiss
Another night, another town, another licensed premises
I'm getting bored of all the songs I write and the people I become
Just to stay up late with someone

I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans
I don't want anyone to want to hold my hand
I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans

It begins in the places that we leave behind
Every year that goes by there's a little less future on our minds
These girls like to pretend they can't feel anything anymore
Boys break like promises, but only behind closed doors

I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans
I don't want anyone to want to hold my hand
I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans
(All the sad young men)
We're all beautful now like they were beautiful then
(All the sad young men)
All the miserable girls, all the sad young men

Do you like my clothes, my hair, my conversation
Did you hear me when I said you were the inspiration
It's all meaningless now, as it was meaningless then
All the miserable girls, all the sad young men

I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans
I don't want anyone to want to hold my hand
I don't wanna make love, I don't wanna make plans
(All the sad young men)
We're all beautful now like they were beautiful then
(All the sad young men)
All the miserable girls, all the sad young men
All the sad young men, all the sad young men
All the sad young men, all the sad young men
All the miserable girls, all the sad young men


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    Song Meaning"Our original recording of it was kind of a bit 'Arcade Fire on a bad day, Snow Patrol on a medium day'," laughs Fred Macpherson of the origins of Spector's rousing comeback track 'All The Sad Young Men' - marking a bold evolution and true coming of age for the band. We sat down with the band to talk about what went into writing it.

    Watch Spector discuss 'All The Sad Young Men' in the video above

    "I don't know if it's much a message per se," admits Macpherson, "but it's like a signpost that we wrote it as much for ourselves as anyone". The topic of the track focuses on reassuring listeners that even "of your life's not going as you thought, and you aren't doing the things that when you were young were led to believe were the most important things" the situation will improve. Macpherson lists the litany of reasons for self doubt: "If you haven't got a girlfriend or a boyfriend, if you haven't got a kid or a mortgage or you haven't moved out of your parents' house, you don't have any career paths opening up to you, you've come out of university and you don't have a job..."

    He continues: "It's just kind of a tune to say 'It's OK to not know, and it's OK to feel disenchanted'. Maybe every generation feels disenchanted, but I know I did at that age, but I think for young people now the UK is a bit of a mess.

    "Logical paths don't open up in the way that they might and you feel like they should. It's a song to say 'not everything is easy, glamorous and beautiful, but that doesn't mean there's not truth. It's OK to feel shit and disconnected."
    sérgio100on July 30, 2015   Link

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