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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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    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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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 12:49 am
    It's about friends searching for love after failing miserably and doing bloody things at the bar such as getting high and drinking till they can't walk straight. The singer effed up W. His girl, and he gave 'it' to her months ago, 'prolly a proposal or what not, and she caught/found out something he did or vice versa and by the time they're trying to make sense of what happened and he seems extremely sorry and I think he's trying to find a way to make it right and take it back, and he states, "now i know that i'm not, all that you got. " I'm assuming she's already moved on or she's a prostitute and his friends come back from doing drugs in the bathroom and he scratches whatever he was going to do and starts drinking with his friends, living in the moment and forgetting whatever was troubling him. But he states again that if even if he goes home alone, he'll be willing to carry her home.
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    This is seriously one of the best pick me up songs ever, also it's a fun song to sing along to. Being a teen, theirs not alot of songs I really can connect to. But this song is just awesome. "tonite we are young" ♪♪♪ I tear up every time this song comes on! Omg it's just sooo amazing: ')) I love this song & the guy that sings it is so cute.
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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    A young couple has had an altercation; he is trying in vain to apologize-he hurt the one he loves and it is a betrayal of the worst kind. Their friends are off in their own world and there was a time when they gave into excesses and now he is trying to get past that. They are both young and have the world ahead of them but together they can burn brighter than the sun. He needs to be carried home tonight-he needs someone to support him; the angels never arrived-she will not accept his apology but can hear the choir so there is a chance and he is asking the girl to remember they are young, have made mistakes but together they can have everything but need to support each other.
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    UnregisteredJun 30, 2012 at 12:47 am
    We are young. Its more of a memory to me. My 8th grade last dance. With some friends who may not be going to the same high school but then with some friends that are going to the same high school they played this song and made all of us 8th graders go in the circle. And the 7th nd 6th graders around us made me cry. 8th grade had amazing memories but I may go on but it will always have a place in my heart. High school here I come!

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