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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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    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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    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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    I think this song is about a guy who used to do a lot of drugs, but something bad happened one day while on them (he hurt his girlfriend), so he didn't join his friends in the bathroom this time because he doesn't wanna risk something that bad again. His girlfriend is there at the bar as well, talking to some dude with sunglasses about the scar she got from that day. The singer guy regrets and has tried apologizing for it millions of times, but he knows it's not enough and he really wants to make it up to her.
    So tonight he wants him, and her to forget about all problems and have a good time and love like they used to along with his friends. And he lets her know she can turn up as much as she wants, and he'll carry her home.
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    Here's what I think. He starts with let me get my story straight, then later refers to the holes in his apology. He probably got drunk and hurt his girlfriend/lover and it left a scar. Months later, while at a bar (again), some guy with sunglasses was asking her about her scar and it brought back all the memories. Him hurting her, him trying to come up with a lie that she would believe, him trying to take it back. But now while at the bar, if they get high enough, they may need each other to carry one or the other out of the bar. And temporarily move on. And forget what happened. On a previous night, when he was once again. High.
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    This song is one of my favorites, I couldn't believe it when I found the lyrics somewhere other than YouTube, I've always wanted just the lyrics because I spread have the song, and I didn't want to have to keep going online, and so when I found an easier way I was really delighted, I will be using this web page more often, and I recommend it to everyone, who is looking for lyrics of a song and doesn't find it on YouTube or wanted and easier way like I did, and they also have other songs in different languages, which I thought was cool considering the that I also speak Spanish and don't get me wrong I do listen to Spanish music once in a while, but something that I want to add, is the fact that you can download them and even print them from your computer in a matter of seconds, which I thought was just marvelous, I am very delighted with this web page, and I am sure you will be too once you use it for the first time, and you should also recommend this to all your friends like me and also recommend the song.
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    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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    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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    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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    This song is about an elderly, drunken wwii veteran and his struggle between the past and the present. It is obvious his sanity is waning ("give me a second i, i need to get my story straight") and he is not sure what is happening in the bar that he is currently in. He had lost his wife while he was at war, but does not presently register this ("my lover, she is waiting for me just across the bar"). The artist juxtaposes his age and situation with the time during the war, when he was hopeful ("tonight, we are young") despite the trauma of the war and the constant bombings ("set the world on fire" "burn brighter than the sun"). He was injured in the war, and someone had to "carry him" to safety. As the song winds to a close, the veteran begins to become aware of the present time. He realizes that the war is over ("the world is on my side" "i have no reason to run") and that he didn't die ("the angels never arrived"). However, he came close, because of his injury ("but i can hear the choir") and is still unable to walk ("so will someone come and carry me home"). At the end of the song, you see that this senile, hurting veteran wants to use the rest of his empty, lonely life to help others as he was helped during the war.
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    This song is about a guy who did/said something to his girlfriend and now he regrets it so he wants to apologise "just give me a second i need to get my story straight" and then he sees his girlfriend at the bar and he wants to apologise to her then, but another guy is trying to ask her out "my seats been taken by some sunglasses asking 'bout a scar" and when he finally goes over and apologises, she forgives him a little bit but he still needs to gain her trust so she asks him to carry her home and keep her safe "carry me home tonight" but she's still not sure so he's saying he's going to do his best for her to finally accept his apology and trust him again since he knows it's coming but she hasn't officially said it yet "the angels never arrived but i can hear the choir" and at the end he says just have fun tonight but when the night is over and you can't even stand up i'll carry you home "so if by the time the bar closes and you feel like falling down i'll carry you home tonight"? I think lol but I'm obsessed with this song it's funtastic ;) lmao that was so bad.
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    Love song I'm in school, help me I need fifty letters so ignore this.
    What else do you want me to write dumb boy.
    More writing god its been like 5 freakin' times I had to go back. No more omg this is the 7th time now! Idk what else to put man wtf gosh how is this message short I seen many others shorter than this! So why make us write alot I'm to lazy right now I'm just typying with one finger oh my gosh I know this message is short okay so this one kid went to this house and yelled I smell like green apples. Then the next day many people died. I just wrote this cause this thing kept coming out and saying that this message was too short.
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    Even though their relantionship might not have any salvation what so ever (maybe due to mistakes he has made "the scar"), they still aprecciate each other and care enough to carry one another. Also, 'we are young' means that you can live past those mistakes joyfully, with no regrets and that you can forgive your exs and just be friends :)
    (ps: I think this is sung by a drunk's point of view, you know, like when you are out partying and everything in the world just seems great.) although it's sad, it's a beautiful song!
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    It is about a guy, at a bar people are fighting his friends are drunk he is alone he finds his gf talks to her somewhat here comes sunglasses asking about a scar his love and him are too drunk to go home by them selves they need eachothers help so he sings about taking eachother home tonight. Then the how he says tonight. We are young so lets set the world on fire what he means is if we set it on fire tonight the world will be brighter tomorrow.
    -mya.
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    I think it's about a guy who hit his gf ("my lover she's waiting for me just across the bar") who is drinking herself away trying to numb the pain ("scar") he gave her covered with sunglasses that make people ("ask bout a scar"). Through his numerous apologies, he tries to take "it" back (scar) so when the bar closes and she's drunken to the max and feels like falling down, he'll be there to carry her home. He says they're young so they'll set the world on fire (burn the past and start over) and they can burn brighter than the sun could mean that starting over "tonight" will make the day brighter tomorrow.
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    This song is about a guy meeting his exgirlfriend (the woman with glasses and a scar on her face) at a bar and trying to enjoy his night. He's interested in other women there and having a good time but just wants his ex girlfriend to know that he is sorry for what he did and if she gets too drunk then he will carry her home. Meanwhile he wants to have the best night of his lifebecause he's young.
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    I love this song it is my ring tone now I sing at school, home, and in shower I listen to it when I sad or lonely. I spent the night at one of my bff's house and I asked if I can play we are young she did not know what it was I played it and after the song was done she loved it she even asked me how to put it as her ringtone I said there is a button you press and it says do you want to put we are young and she clicked yes and that's how I got her to like the song.
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    I guess, this song is about a man who kept on making the same mistake over and over again when his drunk. But when his sober, he would just apologize and would think that everything would be alright. He a jack @$$ for all I know. Typical american @$$o. He probably thinks that his shortcomings through a song would make him a different person. What a low life busterd. I wonder why this song is so popular. I guess, maybe most of the listeners of this song are @$$o
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    The pair of "sunglasses tlking about a scar" is in reference to another man talking to the women asking why she is sad. The guy singing the song broke her heart and he sees her and wants things back to normal, he has tried to apologize and maybe didn't do all the right things but for the night he just wants to put the past behing them and be happy. "carrying eachother home" is just giving the reletionship a second chance and being there.
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    To me it brings me back to college. When I hear that the friends are getting higher than the empire state my interpretation is that the person singing isn't into that so he's not in there with them. And he's looking to start a big romance with the girl where they're there for each other and take care of each other after those nights out where they're just partying and drinking and having fun. At the end of the night they have each other and they're setting the world on fire with their love. God, I miss college.
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    Same person from below.
    This is a place where they hang around. If some one is taking his sit, she didn't even came with him, they broke up after the beat down and he use to sit there, next to her. They are not talking about a place in the nightclub, its just next to her.
    He is thinking about just drinking trying to forget the situation or to fight the dude. Either way he will be carried out of that place. If he carries her out, that means she is got that habit. Whateevr it is, she is going home with him.
    He is not the only one she is got, new boyfriend.
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    The guy is a mess, drunk and high, and has been for awhile hence his need to get his story straight. He's been out of it ever since three months ago when he hit his girl friend which left her a scar or broke up with her for no legitimate reason and scared her emotionally. She is trying to forget him. He is trying to take it back. If she is willing to let him he is ready to be strong for her and be the one to support her.
    Even though they are young he thinks they should just forget about any other dating options because they together are brighter than anything else imaginable.
    She is hesitant about offer so he says he understand if there is somebody else but asks her to take him back again a little less indirectly by making a joke. Their intimate moment ends when his friends come back. She has said no, so he has nobody to carry home and in a half bitter half thankful toast he admits his need to be carried home because he is hurting and he knows his friends will be there for him.
    In final verse he lets her know a final time that he doesn't want anybody to be there for him, he want to be there for her.
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    Okay no, you're all wrong. It's about a guy who is there with a past fling. Maybe they weren't in love or they didn't even date but the passion was there. He runs into this girl while he's out at the bar with the new chick he's been seeing, "my lover she is waiting for me just across the bar" the sunglasses and the scar is just probably talking about the drunk dude that's distracting the new girl while he talks to the old one, and tries to apologize for whatever made them fall apart. The friends back they're all hanging out. Maybe she gets a text from another guy or maybe she mentions someone she's with because when he says "now i know that i'm not all that you got. I guess i just thought we could find new ways to fall apart" he's jealous of the guy and he wants her back. When he says the new ways to fall apart he's saying it in a joking bitter way because of their past.
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    (k I'm write a song and you peps tell me if its good or bad)tonight is the night I wait by the door excited when I herad the phone ring my face was like a baby wen he drops his icecream wen the polics told me wen you got in a car crash nooouuuo you left me I can't belive what you did to me)so how you like it not finish.
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    They got into a fight (hence the scar) and even though it happened months ago and she acts like its fine he knows shes not over it and never will be and even though hes apologized it will never be the same and so now all he can do is be there for her in the time to come. They are young, so all they can do is try to make it better by having a good time and if by the time the bar closes and shes too drunk, to prove hes there for her, he'll carry her home this is the real meaning!
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    I can relate to this song alot. Me and my gf had to break up because her parents say that she can do better then me and that if I ever talk to her again shes sending her to a different school and when she told me about this that I yelled at her and I haven't talked to her in a month and I guess I just needed to let this all out.
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    I believe this song is about a guy who was on drugs broke his girl friends heart now he is sober and saved his self and is trying to get forgiveness because he still loves her but they can't be together and sees that she is trying to move on and also wants to move on and have some one carry him home, but deep down inside it just don't right. They belong together but issues keep them apart.
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    As she peels the apple, she gets further & further into a beautiful but dangerous relationship. When she finally gets to a point in the relationship, her feelings morph into something else,(notice her facial expressions?)causing her to break down and cut herself. Then, to make up for her outbreak, she applies her lipstick(her own blood) to impress her lover. Ultimately, she gives up and kills herself. Hope this helped to provide some useful symbolism on the video (haha:)
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    Well a guy beat his girl months ago and he's across the bar from his girl cause someone in sunglasses (probably a cop) is asking about the scar he left. He's trying his best to take it back or make up for it. And he will be there for her to carry her home if she gets too plastered. He knows that he not her only man. The wanted to find new ways to get high but their friends got back and they made a toast to the night.
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    This song speaks volumes to me. It's a powerful song that takes me back about 10 years, when I was in love with the most perfect woman in my world. Together we did "burn brighter than the sun". It was my fault things ended the way they did, and its been hard for the both of us. But we've managed to retain a friendship, knowing we can never be together again. The lyrics rekindle all the great years we did have together, but also remind of all the time we have left to still be young.
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    Hey fans,.
    Thank you all so much for supportin us so by listenin to our music. This song really is about a dude who cheated on this girl that he doesn't really like with a girl he loves. Now, he sees her in a bar and this song is like he is tryin to explain to his girlfriend the situation and also tryin to break up with her. Hope it helps. Again, thank you for supportin me. You can buy 'we are young' on itunes.
    -fun. -
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    I think this is about a guy who lead a girl on, slept with her, made her think she was special, said he'd call her and never did. Now a couple weeks later she's at the bar confronting him when his friends leave him a lone for a little while ("my seat's been taken by sunglasses, asking about a scar"). She's wearing sunglasses in a bar because she's been crying so much. He feels bad about what he did to this girl, invites her to hang out with him and his friends, and even though he's seen a different girl across the bar he'd rather take home tonight, he's willing to make amends with the first girl by spending the evening with her, and that if she's too drunk to get home by herself, he'll take care of her. But only for tonight.
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    I think stuff got out of control in their relationship and he's trying to change but she's having a hard time fully forgiving him but everyone is on his side and she feels pressured to forgive him (that's why he says he's not all that she has) and they don't like to talk about it in front of their friends, maybe they don't know. Any way I listen to it, it's a relationship that should probably end lol but it's a great song.
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    This song is about a boy who is in love with a girl whom he's hurt in the past. Somewhere along the lines they broke up, but she's still the girls he's in love with. He states that "if by the time the bar closes and you feel like falling down, i'll carry you home. " which I interpret as him saying that if you ever get tired of this life [that you have right now] i'll carry you home [to me. ]
    In the second verse he sings, "now i know that, i 'm not all you've got. I guess that i, i just thought that maybe we could find new ways to fall apart. " which I hear as if he's asking her to come back to him, despite the fact that she has other men waiting for her and the fact that in the past he's hurt her {whether emotionally or physically I don't know. }
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    To me, the song is about young lovers who're just now experiencing the intensity of falling in love with a person. In the song it says, "so if by the time the bar closes, and you feel like falling down, i'll carry you home. " meaning that in the end, he'll always be there to take care of her, even if he hurts her himself occasionally. In the chorus he sings, "so let's set the world on fire, we can burn brighter, than the sun. " which I interpret as him saying that if encouraged their love, or even they themselves can ignite the world with their emotions and ideas for the future.
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    Enjoy your youth. It can be messy and crazy, but it's worth it and essentially that's what being young is about. You are supposed to be reckless. Those moments of complete insanity and mindless actions are the some of the best moments of your life. Cherish them. Make them memorable so that you never forget them and will remember them for the good times you had when you're old and gray. Hail the youth! For the risk takers they are! We are the future. But it's the present. "so let's raise a cup" and "burn brighter than the sun"
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