When You're Young
The Jam Lyrics


Whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Life is timeless, days are long when you're young
You used to fall in love with everyone
Any guitar and any bass drum
Life is a drink and you get drunk when you're young
Life is new and there's things to be done
You can't wait to be grown up
Acceptance into the capital world
You pull on some weed, then you pull on someone when you're young
But you find out life isn't like that
It's so hard to comprehend
Why you set up your dreams to have them smashed in the end

But you don't mind you've got time on your side
And they're never gonna make you stand in line
You're just waiting for the right time

Whoa-oh, whoa-oh
You're fearless and brave, you can't be stopped when you're young
You swear you're never-ever gonna work for someone
No corporations for the new-age sons
Tears of rage roll down your face
But still you say it's fun

And you find out life isn't like that
It's so hard to understand
Why the world is your oyster but your future's a clam

It's got you in its grip before you're born
It's done with the use of a dice and a board
They let you think you're king but you're really a pawn

Whoa-oh, whoa-oa
Whoa-oh

You're fearless and brave, you can't be stopped when you're young
You used to fall in love with everyone
Any guitar and any bass drum
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh (going home, going home)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh (going home, going home)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh (going home, going home)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh (going home, going home)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh (going home, going home)
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh...

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: PAUL JOHN WELLER

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Comments from YouTube:

murphyj91789

grew up listening to The Jam - this song mirrored my life at that time - best song ever - period!

Mick Mcgowan

The jam were and still are untouchable

debbo767

Amazing song...one of their finest...great to hear it again thank you!!

Marcus Rogers

Pure class .👍 there's no band that can come close to them these days.

Adam Wood

The perfect 45 ! Great lyrics, great tune and great playing. The best thing Paul Weller ever did.

Jacques DESCAMPS

Oh Oh Oh, fantastic words for the intro. One of the best band of all times. Good Stuff

BoxMeister

This song has helped me through some tough times.

Gary Hooper

My best mate loved the Jam,he moved to the States, still loves them, we just have to talk about them, over the phone now, we listened to Compact Snap through the mid to late 80s, absolutely brilliant!

tes74

This song is absolutely superb...thanks for your comment!!! :)

Sean Pertwee

The Jam are perhapps one of the finest bands out there, they have a way of singing about all the insecurities in life where you cant help but nod and think "He is right" had the pleasure of meeting Paul Weller a few years ago at Cleethorpes. Really decent guy.

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