Back when I was younger they were talking at me
Never listened to a word I said
Back when I was younger they were talking at me
Never listened to a word I said
Always yap-yap-yapping and complaining at me
Made me think I'd be better off dead
I don't want to talk about it
I don't want to hear no lip
Take your share, don't shout about it
That's your lot, remember you're a kid

They would always teach me that to swear was a sin
Always speak your mind but not aloud
Think of something that you want to do with your life
Nothing that you like, that's not allowed
I've no time to talk about it
All your stupid hopes and dreams
Get your feet back on the ground, son
It's exams that count, not football teams

And I'm running at the edge of their world
They're criticising something they just can't understand
Living on the edge of their town
And I won't be shot down

Taught me to defend myself and to be a man
How to kick someone and run away
Gave me everything that any young man could need
But don't understand why I won't stay
Here's your room and here's your records
Here's your home and here you'll stay
Here's somewhere I don't believe in
Wish someone would take it all away

And I'm running at the edge of their world
They're criticising something they just can't understand
Living on the edge of their town
And I won't be shot down

Running at the edge of their world
And they're criticising something they just can't understand
Living on the edge of their town
And I won't be
No, I won't be
No, I won't be shot down


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    excellent song! lyrics perfectly explain how you feel your parents dont undersatand you when your a teenager. no comments?

    stifflittlefingerson May 29, 2006   Link
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    In 1980 or so I was in danger of becoming a heavy rock/metal fan. Denim jacket, patches, all that stuff. Me and my mates (all heavies) spent most of our time discussing guitar solo's, and who was the fastest etc; Going through my old records one day I smiled when I saw At The Edge. I had moved on to 'serious' music by then and played it to remind me of how much I had moved on. By the end of the song I realised the error of my ways. Fking GREAT SONG. Fking GREAT BAND. By the end of that day the dustbin contained a denim jacket and several broken Judas Priest albums. SLF saved my life. Thanks Fellas.

    badgerboyon April 18, 2010   Link
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    This song is brilliant in it simplicity, it's just about being young having dreams and adults telling you to stop dreaming. Only a young person could write it, it's genius

    Caferaceron September 12, 2014   Link

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