She can
Start
To walk out
When she wants

Because we're young
Because we're gone
We'll take the tide's electric mind
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

We're so young and so gone
Let's chase the dragon, oh

Because we're young
Because we're gone
We'll scare the skies with tigers' eyes
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

We're so young and so gone
Let's chase the dragon, oh
Let's chase the dragon, oh
Let's chase the dragon

From our home
High in the city
Where the skyline stained the snow
I fell for a servant
Who kept me on the boil, oh

We're so young and so gone
Let's chase the dragon
From our home
From our home
From our home
From our home


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So Young Lyrics as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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  • +5
    General Comment

    The first line in the song goes like this: "She can start To walk out If she wants"

    I think I read that in an intervue in a magazine with Brett Anderson.

    Rebelcaton September 02, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I'm with davros its about heroin not coke.

    Perfect Wh()reon October 04, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    You are right with both drug references. Cocaine is referenced in this song, with the "skyline stained the snow". Heroin is not only referenced with "chase the dragon", but also "a servant who kept me on the boil" (both describing the same action.)

    Not all Suede songs are blatantly about drugs, which is what I've seen on here. Maybe these references were not intended and are coincidental, but they do sing about drugs legitmately in other songs.

    palegreenon June 09, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    The piano in this song is just amazing! I already knew about the "chasing the dragon" thing, but the reference to cocaine I didn't know. I think is beautiful and tragic the way he sees youth: "So young, and so gone..."

    AlexPrideon August 11, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    references to drugs are evident, but the prime meaning of the song is just YOUTH - drugs only relate to youth of then-youngs and Brett´s surround, so this must be there, it´s connected; important is the fact that the youth corresponde to fatigue ("we´re so gone") and there is some desire too - for some escape the video to this song is excellent and proves it I think it´s one of the best songs at all

    peiblon December 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I thought "chasing the dragon" was inhaling the vapour from heroin that is on tinfoil and heated with a fag lighter. I learned that from Grange Hill and Zammo McGuire.

    Davroson June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The best one I've heard is that he says "Seek a" followed by "Star", but I'm not sure what he says after that.

    fourgangeron September 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Rebelcat, you just answered a question that has been eating at me for ten years. Thank you.

    vaingloriaon March 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Memory

    well, I finished reading Christiane F the other day when I noticed she said somthing like "so young, and so gone".. shame I just lend the book to a friend so I can't quote. anyway, the song just might be partly about it. I mean, drug using, waste of youth and so and so.. maybe a conection, and maybe not.

    SheWason June 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    "stained the snow" is not about coke, rather about losing one's innocence

    kexpseattleon January 16, 2015   Link

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