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Give me a second, I
I need to get my story straight
My friends are in the bathroom
Getting higher than the Empire State
My lover she is waiting for me
Just across the bar,
My seat's been taken by some sunglasses
Asking 'bout a scar
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you're trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
And the holes in my apologies
You know I'm trying hard to take it back
So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home

Tonight,
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

Tonight,
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

Now I know that I'm not
All that you got
I guess that I,
I just thought,
Maybe we could find new ways to fall apart
But our friends are back
So let's raise the cup
'Cause I found someone to carry me home

Tonight,
We are young
So let's the set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

Tonight,
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

Carry me home tonight
(La la la la la la)
Just carry me home tonight
(La la, la la la la la la)
Carry me home tonight
(La la la la la la)
Just carry me home tonight
(The world is on my side, )
Carry me home tonight
(I have no reason to run, )
Just carry me home tonight
(So will someone come and carry me home tonight?)
The angels never arrived,
But I can hear the choir
So will someone come and carry me home

Tonight,
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

Tonight,
We are young
So let's set the world on fire
We can burn brighter
Than the sun

So if by the time the bar closes
And you feel like falling down
I'll carry you home,
Tonight.



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    UnregisteredJan 29, 2012 at 12:38 am
    He feels guilty about hurting his lover "months ago" (from the scar) and he's fumbled through his appologies trying to make it right. I think the line: "if you feel like falling down, i'll carry you home tonight" is a metaphor for saying that i'll always be there to catch you if you fall.
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    ALLONS-YJul 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    Now, i'm basing this meaning off of just what the lyrics say, i'm not trying to find metaphors or anything. I think that this song is about an abusive relationship. I mean, in the song, he says that his seat next to his girlfriend was taken by a dude who asks her about a scar she has. He then says that he gave it to her months ago, and he's sorry. Sorry to those people who blindly sing along to this song thinking that it's as simple as saying to party while you're young. Pay attention to the lyrics you're singing when you sing them.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 4:03 am
    Try to live your life 2 the fullest!!! Show to the world your hotter than the sun ... It is never too late.live like there's no tommorow cuz we cannot go younger...!!!
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    UnregisteredAug 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm
    For me we are young means that we don't have to leave our younger age because if you feel that you are now an older you don't believe yourself that even if you are already married,just believe you self that are free of what you are doing.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 8:20 am
    I think this song is an ode to a failing relationship. It sounds like the singer is saying they're having a lot of problems that are destroying them both but on that evening they are out and having fun so they need to seize the moment and enjoy it for what it is because the problems won't magically disappear in the morning

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