So Young
Portugal. The Man Lyrics


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So young, just begun
Don't need to live to know
What I've become
When ya wake up
Still in your make-up
You'll make it home just
Fine without breaking down
Man that's so young
That's so young

Stay calm, we'll all just get along
Sit around, pretending like nothing's wrong
So long, love letter
But you and I are gonna live forever

I don't need to make amends
But I'm done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don't need another lover
One day the world may end
But there's still plenty to discover
Till then I'll just pretend
I don't need another lover

So young, loaded gun
Oblivious to what the trigger does
Will ya wake up
Never gonna make up
Got ammunition on a mission
We're gonna shoot you down

Man that's so young
That's so young

Knocked out with the Midas touch
A champion wearing golden gloves
Got you punch drunk, seeing stars
Little birdies singing "why'd ya fall so hard?"

I don't need to make amends
But I'm done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don't need another lover
One day the world may end
But there's still plenty to discover
Till then I'll just pretend
I don't need another lover

My light burning bright
Everlong till the thrill is gone
Love's my battle cry
It's never wrong
How I stay so strong
I'll fight all my life
I'm all like I can't go on
When I can't go on
We're gonna live forever
We're gonna live forever

I don't need to make amends
But I'm done going undercover
I just want to find a friend
I don't need another lover
Today the world will end
You never know we may recover
No time left to pretend
I don't need another lover

Ooh, it's troubling
When the belly of the beast starts rumbling
Ooh, it's getting too hot
Like the summer in the city that we're living in

Ooh, it's troubling
When the belly of the beast starts rumbling
Ooh, it's getting too hot
Like the summer in the city that we're living in





If you're so young

Overall Meaning

"So Young" by Portugal. The Man is a song that talks about the naivety of youth and the realization that we don't need to have it all figured out at a young age. The first verse starts off with the idea of being young and not needing to have everything figured out. The line "Don't need to live to know what I've become" highlights the idea that even though we are young, we are still developing into who we will eventually become. The second half of the verse talks about living wild and free, not letting anything hold us back. The chorus echoes the sentiment of being so young and so carefree, just wanting to live in the moment.


The second verse talks about the idea of staying calm and pretending like everything is fine, even when it's not. The line "So long, love letter, but you and I are gonna live forever" shows a defiance and a belief that we will never truly die, that our spirit will live on even when our physical bodies do not. The bridge talks about not needing to make amends or go undercover, just wanting to find a friend and not needing another lover. It speaks to the idea of wanting to connect with others on a deeper level without the pressure of romantic love.


Overall, "So Young" is a song that celebrates the joys of youth and living in the moment, while also acknowledging the uncertainties and anxieties that come with growing up.


Line by Line Meaning

So young, just begun
I am young and inexperienced, but I have just started my life journey.


Don't need to live to know
I do not necessarily need to go through life to understand what I have become or will become.


What I've become
I have become who I am today through various life experiences.


When ya wake up
When you wake up after a long, tiring night.


Still in your make-up
Even though you are still wearing your makeup from last night.


You'll make it home just Fine without breaking down
You will make it back to your home without any problems or setbacks, even though you may still be a little tired or hungover.


Man that's so young
Wow, that is very young and naive.


Stay calm, we'll all just get along
Let us all stay calm and try to get along with each other.


Sit around, pretending like nothing's wrong
Let us all sit around and pretend that everything is okay, even when it is not.


So long, love letter
Goodbye, letter of love.


But you and I are gonna live forever
But you and I will live on forever, even beyond our time in this world.


I don't need to make amends
I do not need to apologize or make things right for my actions.


But I'm done going undercover
I am done hiding or pretending to be someone or something that I am not.


I just want to find a friend
I just want to form genuine relationships with others and feel a sense of companionship.


I don't need another lover
I am not looking for a romantic relationship.


One day the world may end
It is possible that the world may come to an end someday.


But there's still plenty to discover
However, there is still so much to explore and learn before then.


Till then I'll just pretend
Until that day comes, I will act as though everything is okay.


So young, loaded gun
I am young and full of energy, with the potential to act recklessly or dangerously.


Oblivious to what the trigger does
I may not fully understand the consequences of my actions.


Will ya wake up
Will you wake up and realize what you are doing?


Never gonna make up
You will never be able to make things right.


Got ammunition on a mission
I have the resources and motivation to achieve my goals.


We're gonna shoot you down
I, along with others who share my goals and motivations, will work to stop you from achieving yours.


Knocked out with the Midas touch
You were defeated by someone who has a special, almost magical talent for winning.


A champion wearing golden gloves
Someone who has won and is wearing golden gloves as a symbol of their achievement.


Got you punch drunk, seeing stars
They have beaten you so badly that you are stumbling around, partially blinded.


Little birdies singing "why'd ya fall so hard?"
Metaphorically, small birds are singing and wondering why you fell so hard and lost the fight.


My light burning bright
My spirit and energy are strong and unwavering.


Everlong till the thrill is gone
I will keep going with passion and excitement, until there is nothing left to inspire me.


Love's my battle cry
My motivation and perseverance come from love and the connections I have with others.


It's never wrong
Love is never a wrong thing to fight for.


How I stay so strong
I stay strong and motivated because of my love and my connections with others.


I'll fight all my life
I will never stop fighting for the things and people I care about.


I'm all like I can't go on
At times, I feel like giving up or that I cannot continue.


When I can't go on
But even when I feel like I cannot continue, my love and my connections to others will give me strength to carry on.


Today the world will end
Today might be the last day of the world.


You never know we may recover
It is still possible that the world may recover from the current situation.


No time left to pretend
There is no time to continue pretending that everything is okay when it is not.


Ooh it's troubling
Oh, it's worrisome and distressing.


When the belly of the beast starts rumbling
When there are indications that trouble or danger is on the way.


Ooh it's getting too hot
Oh, things are getting too intense and overwhelming.


Like the summer in the city that we're living in
Like the hot and muggy summer that we are experiencing while living in the city.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Brian Burton, Eric Andrew Howk, Jason Wade Sechrist, John Gourley, Kyle O'Quin, Zachary Carothers, Zoe Manville

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@izaactheberean6860

Thank goodness my ears still work.

@Evercreeper

me too

@whitest_rabbit69

i just dont understand how portugal keeps it so fresh year after year. hit after fucking hit.

@epicscreenname989

James Harris well, aside from this track, they've been putting out garbage for a while now

@whitest_rabbit69

Epic Screen name yeah keep telling yourself that. life must suck when you have to not like something just because others do.

@azamatbagatov6699

they smoke their vegetables and stay in school

@7Underwood7

Radio.

@Slippin4u

James Harris they haven't done anything, untill this recent spree, since evil friends. also, they've spoke publicly about writers block

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@jade4652

Like, i cant put into words how badly I love this song.

@angelbetancourt8795

same!!

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