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We Are Young
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Give me a second I
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she's waiting for me just across the bar
My seat's been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you're trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
The holes in my apologies, you know
I'm trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Now I know that I'm not
All that you got
I guess that I, I just thought
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let's raise a cup
'Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)

The moon is on my side (na na na na na na)
I have no reason to run (na na na na na na)
So will someone come and carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
The angels never arrived (na na na na na na)
But I can hear the choir (na na na na na na)
So will someone come and carry me home (na na na na na na)

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

Tonight
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home tonight

Overall Meaning

“We Are Young” by fun. is a song about love, loss, regret and forgiveness. The singer is at a bar, where his friends are in the bathroom doing drugs and his girlfriend is waiting for him, and he notices that someone else has taken his seat. He realizes that he has hurt his girlfriend and is trying to make amends, but he knows that it won’t be easy. He wants to make things right and take back the pain he has caused her. He acknowledges that his apologies have not been enough and that he needs to try harder. He promises to carry her home if she needs him to, as he understands that love means being there for someone even when they are at their lowest. The chorus expresses the youthful optimism that despite mistakes and heartaches, they have the power to change the world and make it a better place.


The use of the phrase “We are young” is a recurring theme in the song, and it acts as a metaphor for the idea that even though people make mistakes and have flaws, they can still strive to be better and make a positive impact on the world. The chorus represents a call to arms for the youth to take control and take action to make the world a better place. Despite the emotional turmoil and struggles that the singer and his girlfriend are going through, the song ultimately expresses a hopeful and positive outlook on life, and encourages us to believe in ourselves and our ability to change the world.


Line by Line Meaning

Give me a second I
I need a moment to gather my thoughts


I need to get my story straight
I need to make sure I remember the details correctly


My friends are in the bathroom getting higher than the Empire State
My friends are in the bathroom doing drugs and getting really high


My lover she's waiting for me just across the bar
My significant other is waiting for me at the other end of the bar


My seat's been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar, and
Someone wearing sunglasses has taken my seat and is asking about a scar I have


I know I gave it to you months ago
I am aware that I hurt you months ago


I know you're trying to forget
I know you're trying to move on from what happened


But between the drinks and subtle things
But with the influence of alcohol and various hints


The holes in my apologies, you know
The insincerity in my apologies, you understand


I'm trying hard to take it back
I'm making an effort to make things right and fix what I did wrong


So if by the time the bar closes
So if at the end of the night


And you feel like falling down
If you feel overwhelmed or upset


I'll carry you home
I'll be there to support and help you


Tonight
Right now


We are young
We're still in our youthful prime


So let's set the world on fire
Let's do something amazing and memorable


We can burn brighter than the sun
We can shine and succeed beyond measure


Now I know that I'm not
I understand that I'm not the only one in your life


All that you got
Your life isn't solely dependent on me


I guess that I, I just thought
I assumed that we were more important to each other


Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
Perhaps we would have more problems and disagreements


But our friends are back
But our friends have come back from the bathroom


So let's raise a cup
Let's celebrate and have a good time


'Cause I found someone to carry me home
Because I found someone who can help me when I need it


Carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Help me get home safely tonight


Just carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Just make sure I get home safely tonight


The moon is on my side (na na na na na na)
I feel lucky and fortunate


I have no reason to run (na na na na na na)
I don't have a reason to be scared or worried


So will someone come and carry me home tonight (na na na na na na)
Can someone help me get home safely tonight?


The angels never arrived (na na na na na na)
No divine intervention happened


But I can hear the choir (na na na na na na)
But I hear a group of people singing in unison


So will someone come and carry me home (na na na na na na)
Can someone still take me home?


Tonight
Right now


We are young
We're still in our youthful prime


So let's set the world on fire
Let's do something amazing and memorable


We can burn brighter than the sun
We can shine and succeed beyond measure


So if by the time the bar closes
So if at the end of the night


And you feel like falling down
If you feel overwhelmed or upset


I'll carry you home tonight
I'll still be here to support and help you




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost, Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@user-cn8go7ky2r

@Jorge Rivas i can relate...
in the beginning of the year, i was getting bullied by these girls who i thought were my friends which they always claimed to be..
but they'd constantly hurt me leave me out of things and constantly make me cry..
i was too scared to make new friends so i didnt..
im still with that toxic friend group, and even though they claim to be my friend, and claim to care about me, they never said sorry..
to make things worse, i'd cry every night just wishing to be in my old town again, when i felt like people cared about me and loved me..
all those good friends from my old town are gone now, and worse thing was is that i never got to say bye..
they're a bit better now but like i said they havent told me they're sorry yet..

you never realize how good you have it until it's gone..



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@thanos6818

You spend your childhood wanting to grow up, and you spend your adulthood wishing you were a child again

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‘Reality is often disappointing’, huh?

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Thanos is changed LOL

@emiyakiritsugu6043

sad but true, i miss my child day

@kiank3919

Just like MJ

@hopoffmydick9574

Thanos thank you Thanos

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@luisangel5056

Nostalgia is the worst and the best feeling ever

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No cap

@fawncel

its so strong for me it literally hurts

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Fun fact.....Nostalgia was illeagal in the USA. It was declared a fatal disease that would kill you.

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