Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Jam - When You're Young

The Jam - When You're Young - Original Music video

"The footage in the park was filmed in Queen's Park, in north west London, England. The footage showing the high road is Kilburn High Road and the footage of the escalator was filmed in Kilburn Square which is almost directly opposite Woolworth.
The escalator has long since been removed (it was out of order most of the time!) and the filming took place in June or July 1979."

Source: one of the boys in the 'clapping' scenes in front of the bandstand, in YouTube (Comments & Responses).



The Jam - When You're Young (lyrics)

Life is timeless, days are long when you're young
You used to fall in love with everyone
Any guitar and any bass drum
Life is a drink and you get drunk when you're young
Life is new and there's things to be done
You can't wait to be grown up
Acceptance into the capital world
You pull out some weed and the bullets are warm when you're young

But you find out life isn't like that
It's so hard to comprehend
Why you set up your dreams to have them smashed in the end

But you don't mind you've got time on your side
And they're never gonna make you stand in line
You're just waiting for the right time

You're fearless and brave - you can't be stopped when you're young
You swear you're never ever gonna work for someone
No corporations for the new age sons
Tears of rage run down your face
But still you say "it's love"

And you find out life isn't like that
It's so hard to understand
Why the world is your oyster but your future's a clam

It's got you in its grip before you're born
It's done with the use of a dice and a board
They let you think you're king but you're really a pawn

You're fearless and brave - you can't be stopped when you're young
You used to fall in love with everyone
Any guitar and any bass drum

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