When We Were Young

A typical power-ballad from the British Queen of Emo-Pop, this gospel infused nostalgia anthem mixes in a few interesting shapes and sounds into an otherwise perfectly accessible sequence of standard open chord shapes.

Lyrics:

Verse 1
Everybody loves the things you do
From the way you talk to the way you move
Everybody here is watching you
‘Cause you feel like home, you’re like a dream come true
But if by chance you’re here alone
Can I have a moment before I go?
‘Cause I’ve been by myself all night long
Hoping you’re someone I used to know
Pre-Chorus
You look like a movie
You sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
Chorus
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time that we might
Be exactly like we were before we realised
We were sad of getting old, it made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
Verse 2
I was so scared to face my fears
Nobody told me that you’d be here
And I swear you’d moved overseas
That’s what you said when you left me
Pre-Chorus
You still look like a movie
You still sound like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
Chorus
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time that we might
Be exactly like we were before we realised
We were sad of getting old, it made us restless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
Refrain
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
Bridge
It’s hard to admit that everything just takes me back
To when you were there, to when you were there
And a part of me keeps holding on just in case it hasn’t gone
‘Cause I still care, do you still care?
Breakdown
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
My God, this reminds me
Of when we were young
Refrain
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
(When we were young)
Chorus
Let me photograph you in this light
In case it is the last time that we might
Be exactly like we were before we realised
We were sad of getting old, it made us restless
Oh, I’m so mad I’m getting old, it makes me reckless
It was just like a movie
It was just like a song
When we were young

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