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When I was younger, I always thought
I could be someone if I tried enough
When I was younger, my father said
Wear a smile, show respect
When I was younger, you never said
When I was older, I'd feel helpless
When I was younger, you shone the light
And now that I'm older, it doesn't shine bright
When I was younger, you always said
That as I got older, you'd always be there

I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh
I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh

When I was younger, I used to care
About everything that my father said
When I was younger, you even told me
Just show evil, the upmost respect
When I was younger, I never thought
That when I was older, I'd see you give up
Now that I'm older, I carry the torch
Just promise you'll stand, you'll be strong

I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh
I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh
I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh
I'm singin' ooohhh, I'm singin' ooohhh

When I was younger, I never thought
When I was younger, I never thought
When I was older, I'd fight your wars,
When I was older, I'd fight your wars,
I'd do it for you, I'd do it for you
I'd do it for you, I'd do it for you

When I was younger, I only dreamed
That when I got older, you'd be proud of me
When I was younger, I promised you both
That when I was older, you'd be proud of me



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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm
    I think this song is about the son's father and what the father wanted him to be like.
    (p.s this reminds me a lot about draco malfoy (harry potter) and how he was brought up like this :d )
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    This song makes me think of my dad as he is never there for me when i needed he... Good song when i'm down also when i want to think about the passed... Just love it.
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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    It's about dan and chris as they both lost their dads, watch the dvd that came with sinners never sleep, it talks about this song on it.
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    UnregisteredDec 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    I think this song was made for dan and chris as they both lost their fathers. I think because it speaks about a light going out it explains how dan's dad went through cancer and how both fathers couldnt be there for them! :'(
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    ashymasAug 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm
    JOSH: "It's about my parents and how I've slowly seen them become more vulnerable. When you're younger, you think they're superheroes but, eventually, you need to start looking after them."
    MAX: "I wrote this in the bus on the Warped Tour and I was listening to a lot of Pink Floyd. I wanted to write a really atmospheric song. People aren't going to be expecting this."

    Taken directly from Kerrang Magazine, Issue #1376.

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