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So far away from knowin' where I'm goin'
I'm tryin' hard to find out who I am
They all say that I don't know what I'm doin'
I say they don't hardly understand

Why can't they remember?
I'll never forget
How these dreams can come undone
When you're young

You give what you give 'cause they make you
Trapped inside a place that won't take you
They want you to be what they make you
It's already over and done
When you're young

Everything seems perfect
Everything's okay (Everything's okay)
It will all get better now
At least that's what they say
But I don't see it coming

You give what you give 'cause they make you
Trapped inside a place that won't take you
And they want you to be what they make you
It's already over and done
When you're young

Days really just seem longer
They say it's better this way
I hope one day I'm stronger than I feel
And I hope that it feels different than today

You give what you give 'cause they make you
Trapped inside a place that won't take you
And they want you to be what they make you
It's already over and done
It's already over and done
It's already over and done
When you're young

Why can't they remember?
I'll never forget
How these dreams come undone
When you're young



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    UnregisteredMay 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    My mom told me to listen to it, this song because she can't stop thinking of me when she listens to it. I do listen to the song all the time I love it! :) and my mom says that it will show me what I remember and all the people I surround myself with everyday is not helping she tells me that I have to remember what they did to me, and how I'm being a person I'm not for them because I'm scared to speak up. I totally agree with her on that. I love you mom.
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    ApparentlyAllKiwiJul 30, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    From what I'm getting from it, it's about how society and others shape you and influence you when you're young, so you aren't really yourself anymore. As if you're the reject of all rejects, trying to find out who you really are. When I listen to this, I think of one person trying to fight against the current of everyone else; trying to be their own person and not some one elses puppet.

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