Teenage
Alex 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's song Teenage are open to interpretation, but one possible reading suggests a nostalgia for a time - perhaps in the 1950s or 1960s - when the singer, the so-called 'sheik of tomorrow,' was a young and charismatic figure commanding the admiration of his peers. The phrase 'last of the teenage idols' suggests that the singer is looking back on a bygone era, a time of innocence and exuberance that has since passed away. The references to sand, ducks, and sandcastles add to this sense of nostalgia and suggest that the singer is yearning for a simpler, more carefree time when life was not as complicated or confusing as it is now.


However, the lyrics also contain an undercurrent of rebellion and defiance that suggests the singer has not lost his edginess or his sense of individuality. The lines "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" suggest that the singer is not afraid of authority or of the consequences of his actions. The song seems to be advocating for a spirit of nonconformity and a willingness to challenge the status quo, even in the face of opposition or adversity.


Overall, Teenage is a song about youth, rebellion, and nostalgia, blending together elements of rock, pop, and country music to create a unique and catchy sound that encapsulates the spirit of a vanished era.


Line by Line Meaning

You can call me the sheik of tomorrow
I am a forward-thinking person that one day may become a leader


Sleeping on the burning sand
I am comfortable in unconventional situations


You can call me the king of the cowboys
I am a likable person that people seek the company of


'Cause everybody shakes my hand
I am well known and well respected in my community


You can call me the soft shoe banana
I am a performer that is in touch with my comedic side


You can peel away my skin
I am not afraid of having my true identity exposed


You can call me The Last of The Teenage Idols
I am a symbol of youth that people look up to, but it's coming to an end


You can hang me in the morning
You can kill me, but I won't be forgotten


Sell my ball and chain
You can sell all of my possessions


You can sink me in the ocean
You can try to get rid of me, but I will persevere


And I'll swim back home again
I will always be able to find my way back to where I came from


You can make love to my secretary
You can have a romantic relationship with someone important in my life


You can steal my money too
You can take away everything I have


You can call me the last of the big time spenders..aahh
I am a person who enjoys living life to the fullest


Grab your partners come inside. Outside there's no place to hide
Come together with the people you care about, because there's no escape from reality


Tell your story to the man next door. He has heard it many times before
Don't be afraid to share your experiences with others, because others have gone through similar things


Stayin' out late to play that thing. Ah, do that diddy dah dah a ding ding ding
Stay out late to enjoy life and have fun


Hold my hand, here we go, come on baby don't be slow
Be adventurous with me, let's not waste any time


'Cause I'm The Last of the Teenage Idols!
I am the last symbol of youth that people will look up to


Sixteen ducks, only one drake
There are many followers and few leaders


All flocked together in the middle of the lake
Followers often stick together and don't venture out of their comfort zone


They all had boats and row-a-thon
Followers had the same tools and resources as anyone else


A big sand castle at the bottom of the moat
Followers often build things that aren't long-lasting or meaningful


Rock three, who, me?
I am surprised that I am still standing


I wouldn't be at all surprised
I have been through a lot and have seen many things


Hold tight, all night, keeping me satisfied
Stay with me through the ups and downs, and we'll both be happy


A big fat mama on her hands and knees
A person who is down on their luck and in need of help


Cryin' out baby, baby please, please, please
They are in desperate need of someone to take care of them


I gotta keep going. I can't keep still
I have to keep moving forward, because I can't stay still


I gotta get to the top of the hill
I have to strive to succeed and reach my ultimate goal


Ok, Alright, I wanna stay out late tonight
Let's keep having fun, it's not over yet


Hold my hand, don't be slow
Stay connected with me and don't hold me back


Come on baby here we go
Let's keep going, we're not done yet


I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
I was once young and popular, a symbol of youth


And I knew in my heart we would never part, mmm...
I believed that I would always be remembered and looked up to


I was the winner of the Teenage Idol competition
I was the last symbol of youth for many


And I knew, mmmm, uhh...adlib and fade
I was confident in my abilities and my role in society, even as it faded away




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

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NewRetroWave

Youth is OUT NOW!
https://newretrowave.bandcamp.com/album/youth
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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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