When I was young
I thought I was old
I sailed across the sea
To Tokyo
I thought there must be more to this world
Than we're being told
When you're young
You can afford to be bold

When I was young
I sought
To win a young girl's heart
I chased the girl around a cherry tree
All I ended up winning
Was a couple of skinned knees

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Youth Lyrics as written by Calvin Douglas Johnson Bret Lunsford


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    One of the top three songs of Beat Happening of mine:)

    dingwenon February 11, 2006   Link
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    I love this song so very much! The melody makes me feel young, twirling my skirt around everything blurry.

    jermsteadon June 28, 2006   Link
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    I always heard "When you're young you can afford to be bold" as "when you're young you can afford to be old." I like it much better that way.

    Salty Kevinon April 02, 2008   Link

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