Teenage
ALEX feat. Rachel McAlpine Lyrics


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You can call me the sheik of tomorrow
Sleeping on the burning sand
You can call me the king of the cowboys
'Cause everybody shakes my hand
You can call me the soft shoe banana
You can peel away my skin
You can call me The Last of The Teenage Idols
You can hang me in the morning
Sell my ball and chain
You can sink me in the ocean
And I'll swim back home again
You can make love to my secretary
You can steal my money too
You can call me the last of the big time spenders..aahh

Grab your partners come inside. Outside there's no place to hide
Tell your story to the man next door. He has heard it many times before
Stayin' out late to play that thing. Ah, do that diddy dah dah a ding ding ding
Hold my hand, here we go, come on baby don't be slow

'Cause I'm The Last of the Teenage Idols!
The Last of the Teenage Idols!

Sixteen ducks, only one drake
All flocked together in the middle of the lake
They all had boats and row-a-thon
A big sand castle at the bottom of the moat
Rock three, who, me?
I wouldn't be at all surprised
Hold tight, all night, keeping me satisfied

A big fat mama on her hands and knees
Cryin' out baby, baby please, please, please
I gotta keep going. I can't keep still
I gotta get to the top of the hill
Ok, Alright, I wanna stay out late tonight
Hold my hand, don't be slow
Come on baby here we go

I'm the Last of the Teenage Idols
The Last of the Teenage Idols
The Last of the Teenage Idols
Last of the Teenage Idols
I'm the Last of the Teenage Idols
The Last

Sha la la la, sha la la la, sha la la woh...ohhh...

I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
And I knew in my heart we would never part, mmm...




I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
And I knew, mmmm, uhh...adlib and fade

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of ALEX feat. Rachel McAlpine's song "TEENAGE" depict a character who identifies themselves as the epitome of youth and fame, reveling in their status as an idol for teenagers. The opening lines suggest a sense of grandeur and significance, with the singer being referred to as "the sheik of tomorrow" and "the king of the cowboys." These phrases symbolize a charismatic and influential figure. Despite the flamboyant descriptions, there is a hint of fragility beneath the surface, as the singer acknowledges their vulnerability by calling themselves "the Last of The Teenage Idols."


The following verses explore themes such as rebellion and defiance. The singer states that they can be hung, sunk, or taken advantage of, yet they will rise above it all. The line "You can make love to my secretary, you can steal my money too" suggests that the singer is willing to take risks and face challenges head-on.


The chorus emphasizes the singer's youthfulness and sense of invincibility, proudly proclaiming themselves as "The Last of the Teenage Idols." It speaks to the nostalgia and longing for the carefree nature of youth, the desire to hold onto the excitement and rebellion that comes with being a teenager.


Overall, the lyrics of "TEENAGE" delve into the complexities of fame, youth, and the desire to remain relevant in a world that constantly changes.


Line by Line Meaning

You can call me the sheik of tomorrow
You can refer to me as the visionary leader of the future


Sleeping on the burning sand
Living in a harsh and challenging environment


You can call me the king of the cowboys
I am highly respected and admired by everyone


'Cause everybody shakes my hand
My popularity and influence are widespread


You can call me the soft shoe banana
I possess a charming and entertaining personality


You can peel away my skin
You can try to uncover my true self or intentions


You can call me The Last of The Teenage Idols
I am the remaining symbol of youthful fame and idolization


You can hang me in the morning
You can attempt to destroy or harm me


Sell my ball and chain
Profit from my burdens or responsibilities


You can sink me in the ocean
You can try to eliminate me entirely


And I'll swim back home again
But I will always find a way to return and overcome adversity


You can make love to my secretary
You can betray my trust by engaging intimately with someone close to me


You can steal my money too
You can take away my wealth or resources


You can call me the last of the big time spenders..aahh
Despite that, I am still recognized as someone extravagant and generous


Grab your partners come inside. Outside there's no place to hide
Join me and face the challenges and realities of life together, as there is no escape


Tell your story to the man next door. He has heard it many times before
Share your experiences and struggles with others, even though they may seem familiar


Stayin' out late to play that thing. Ah, do that diddy dah dah a ding ding ding
Engage in youthful, carefree activities and enjoy the simple pleasures of life


Hold my hand, here we go, come on baby don't be slow
Let's face life's challenges together, embracing adventure and excitement


'Cause I'm The Last of the Teenage Idols!
As the final symbol of youthful admiration, I still hold on to this youthful spirit


Sixteen ducks, only one drake
A situation where there are many followers, but only one true leader


All flocked together in the middle of the lake
Gathered together in a common place, united by a shared experience


They all had boats and row-a-thon
They all possessed the means to move forward and navigate their own paths


A big sand castle at the bottom of the moat
A symbol of temporary and fragile accomplishments surrounded by obstacles


Rock three, who, me?
Expressing surprise or disbelief at being the center of attention


I wouldn't be at all surprised
It wouldn't shock me or catch me off guard


Hold tight, all night, keeping me satisfied
Stay close and support me throughout the night, ensuring my contentment


A big fat mama on her hands and knees
An exaggerated image of someone begging or pleading desperately


Cryin' out baby, baby please, please, please
Expressing deep longing and desperation for affection or forgiveness


I gotta keep going. I can't keep still
I must continue moving forward, unable to remain idle or stagnant


I gotta get to the top of the hill
I am determined to reach the pinnacle of success or achievement


Ok, Alright, I wanna stay out late tonight
Expressing a desire to enjoy the freedom and excitement of the night


Hold my hand, don't be slow
Join me and don't hesitate, embrace the thrill and adventure


Come on baby here we go
Let's embark on this journey together, ready for what lies ahead


I'm the Last of the Teenage Idols
I am the final embodiment of youthful fascination and idolization


Sha la la la, sha la la la, sha la la woh...ohhh...
Singing in a playful and carefree manner, expressing joy and enthusiasm


I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
I emerged victorious in a contest of youthful talent and fame


And I knew in my heart we would never part, mmm...
I was confident in our lasting connection and bond


I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
I stood out as the most exceptional and admired young talent


And I knew, mmmm, uhh...adlib and fade
With a sense of certainty and confidence, my voice fades into the background




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALEX HARVEY, ALISTAIR MACDONALD CLEMINSON, HUGH MCKENNA

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NewRetroWave

Youth is OUT NOW!
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prime numerology

I love this song ,one of my favorites from this year, thanks for uploading .

prime numerology

This song will stay with me forever definitely along with Reminiscence by Hélène Vogelsinger, but this one is very beautiful also ...

Sonia Khatri

This music is a piece of ART! ❤

AnalogX64

Great track and love the picture from Red Dawn

Duphe

honestly. NewRetroWave is the best music channel on youtube by far. every upload a diamond. the pictures serve the composition well. admiring look and feel.

Signalsoldier

ALEX never lets me down!

VentureEternal

More tracks like this, please!

Pierre Dupont

After listening to thousands of tracks, this remains one of the best

dobramesarica

ALEX always amazes my eardrums, that Occult track went on repeat for a month <3

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