Young And Foolish
Eddie Fisher Lyrics


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Young and foolish
Why is it wrong to be
Young and foolish?
We haven't long to be

Soon enough the carefree days
The sunlit days go by
Soon enough the bluebird has to fly

We were foolish
One day we fell in love
Now we wonder
What were we dreaming of

Smiling in the sunlight
Laughing in the rain
I wish that we were
Young and foolish again

Smiling in the sunlight
Laughing in the rain




I wish that we were
Young and foolish again

Overall Meaning

The song "Young and Foolish" by Eddie Fisher is a contemplative piece about the fleeting nature of youth and the wistful yearning to relive carefree days. The first verse poses the question, "why is it wrong to be young and foolish?" suggesting that society often looks down upon the reckless abandon of youth, yet it is a natural state that should be celebrated. The second verse acknowledges the eventual end of carefree days, as time passes quickly and the bluebird of happiness must eventually fly away.


The chorus expresses regret and nostalgia for a time when life was simpler and the joys of life were plentiful. The mention of smiling in the sunlight and laughing in the rain evoke images of youthful innocence and the spontaneity that comes with it. The final line is a poignant wish to return to that state of being.


This song captures a universal sentiment that many people can relate to - the longing to relive moments of youthful joy and to recapture the carefree, innocent spirit of those days gone by. The piano-based jazz arrangement adds to the nostalgic feel of the lyrics, and Eddie Fisher's smooth, crooning voice perfectly expresses the emotions conveyed in the song.


Line by Line Meaning

Young and foolish
Being young and inexperienced


Why is it wrong to be
Asking why it is considered negative to be young and inexperienced


We haven't long to be
Our youth and inexperience won't last forever


Soon enough the carefree days
The days of not having any worries will soon come to an end


The sunlit days go by
The happy and easy times will pass quickly


Soon enough the bluebird has to fly
Metaphorically referring to the end of the happy and carefree times


We were foolish
In hindsight, we understand that we made silly decisions


One day we fell in love
At one point we became infatuated


Now we wonder
Reflecting on the past and questioning our choices


What were we dreaming of
Wondering what we were hoping to achieve or gain from our decision


Smiling in the sunlight
Expressing joy and happiness during good times


Laughing in the rain
Finding happiness amidst difficult times


I wish that we were
Expressing nostalgia and desire for the past


Young and foolish again
Wanting the carefree and happy times of our youth back




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ALBERT HAGUE, ARNOLD B. HORWITT

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