"Die Young" as written by and Travis Owen Cook....
Goto the wind, though the wind won't help you fly at all
Your back's to the wall
Then chase the sun, and it tears away and it breaks you as you run,
You run, you run!

So live for today
Tomorrow never comes
Die young

Behind the smile, there's danger and a promise to be told:
You never knew.
Life's fantasy, to be locked away and still to think you're free
You're free, we're free!

So live for today
Tomorrow never comes
Die young

Die young, die young
Can't you see the writing on the wall?
Die young, gonna die young
Someone stopped the pain

Goto the wind, though the wind won't help you fly at all
Your back's to the wall
Then chase the sun, and it tears away and it breaks you as you run,
You run, you run!

So live for today
Tomorrow never comes

Die young, young!
Die young, die young!
Die young, die young, young!
Die young, die young, die young, die young, die young!


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    General CommentPowerful,sensational song with great lyrics by Dio, whose voice is awesome.I think the meaning of the song is the saying "carpe diem" and don't let time age you, but live now that you are capable of great things, just as a young man.
    armagezonon January 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe middle of the song, based on live performance, is:

    Die Young, Die Young/
    Can't you see/hear (depending on Ronnie's mood that evening) the writing in the air/
    Die young, gonna, die young/
    someone stopped the fair...

    I think that this song actually advocates a more cautious lifestyle. It suggests the fruitless ending of living your life to an extreme and disregarding the furture:

    "Behind the smile, there's danger and a promise to be told:
    You'll never get old - ha!
    Life's fantasy - to be locked away and still to think you're free,
    You're free, we're free"
    -These lines, along with Dio's tone, suggest that the we don't understand the nature of our existence and all of the possibilities/opportunities that we have. We trap ourselves (to be locked away) in a vision of ourselves being young and indestrutable (and still to think you're free).
    Stargazer31on October 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdio is better than ozzy
    traveler in stygianon May 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentxa...friends...you're confused!

    first of all i have to say that geezer signs this lyrics..it a story he say in many albums of sabbath.

    die young is locked lyrics, written when he at this time is a middle-aged man. He Knows!!!!!

    i have to say that Geezer say a story and this can be found at erlier songs like 'national acrobat'(see my comments) and others like 'killing yourself to live', 'Children of the grave', etc

    The sense of 'die young' is that you, as a child (only when are you young have this possibility) have the chance to change your life.

    gezzer knows that we born as slaves and propose a way to kill our slavery, not physical by commiting suicide but trying to kill the slave we have inside!!!!

    Briliant Geezer!!! Son of man!!!!!

    ydrohoos.gr



    madmarxon August 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst off, after listening to the middle part several times, I think it says "fall," not "fair." But anyway, I think this is about how you might, umm I don't know, die young maybe? And you should live every day like it's your last. Live life to the fullest. You might not have a tomorrow to do what you were planning...

    So live for today, but tomorrow never comes
    erasmus11290on June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awsome.......no one can ever repeat black sabbath's monstrous riffs.... no one
    thehandthatfeeds666on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDie Young is fantastic.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen the vinyl of "Heaven And Hell" came out, I was in love with it. I used to listen to this song so much, the needle wouldn't play it, it kept skipping ahead.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 30, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't trust the speaker of this song. Why is he telling us to die young (and what exactly does he mean by that)? Is he telling us to die young for our own good, or for his? Does he actually believe it himself, or is he just using us? After the sweet talking in the beginning of the bridge, we get this very violent jerking around in the music with the strong combined stings (classic Sabbath), combined with Iommi's guitar bursting out between stings. This could represent the pangs of the listener's death (having taken the speaker's advice), or his reason trying to combat the speaker's advances, only to succumb at the end, to which the speaker can only respond with a simple cackle ("Ahhahahahahaa"). The rest of the song is a refrain of the speaker's message.

    To me, this song represents and attacks people like Jim Jones (Jonestown 1978) who seduce people into death. It could also be a bit broader and encompass anyone or any authority that tries to convince you that you can't fight them and should except what they say. The sadness of Iommi's intro solo (especially the live one) really makes me think that this is not really an inspirational song at all. It's an examination of something evil.

    Of course, that's just how I always thought of it.
    djowalsenon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdjowalsen > thissong is anti suicide. it is saying that dying young will hurt. > this is why dio says "thout the wind won't help you fly at all. i rele hope you didnt think black sabbath were telling you to kill yourslf. neways its not about evil people "who seduce you to death" btw when he says "behind the smile....you wil never get old" > if you die you wont get old. Thats the danger to be told...this song really helps and if uve gone through what he is talkin bout you'll know...RIP dio
    bauhausforlifeon May 18, 2010   Link

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