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"Youth"
Youth
Song by Foxes
From the album Glorious
Released 6 September 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2011
Genre Pop
Length 4:21
Label Sign of the Times
Writer(s) Jonny Harris, Louisa Rose Allen
Producer(s) Jonny Harris
"Youth" is is the lead single from Foxes' debut album, Glorious. The song was released as a digital download in Ireland on 6 September 2013 and in the United Kingdom on 27 October 2013.

Lyrics Edit

They didn't warn me
when I was running wild
The dragons breathing fire
in the backyard at night

We live in circles
and it's so hard to breathe
Maybe the same old fears what have we here
Don't bring me down with you

Now I'm just chasing time
with a thousand dreams I'm holding heavy
And as we cross the line
these fading beats have all been severed
Don't tell me our youth is running out
It's only just begun

If I asked you for good news
would you smile and turn away?
It's like a bad dream that is too afraid to wake
There are many among us
And we're changing all the time
Maybe the same old fears what have we here
Don't bring me down with you

Now I'm just chasing time
with a thousand dreams I'm holding heavy
And as we cross the line
these fading beats have all been severed
Don't tell me our youth is running out
It's only just begun

They didn't warn me
when I was running wild
The dragons breathing fire
in the backyard at night

We live in circles
and it's so hard to breathe
Maybe the same old fears what have we here
Don't bring me down with you

Now I'm just chasing time
with a thousand dreams I'm holding heavy
And as we cross the line
these fading beats have all been severed
Don't tell me our youth is running out
It's only just begun

If I asked you for good news
would you smile and turn away?
It's like a bad dream that is too afraid to wake
There are many among us
And we're changing all the time
Maybe the same old fears what have we here
Don't bring me down with you

Now I'm just chasing time
with a thousand dreams I'm holding heavy
And as we cross the line
these fading beats have all been severed
Don't tell me our youth is running out
It's only just begun

These fading beats (beats beats beats beats)
These fading beats (beats beats beats beats)
These fading beats (beats beats beats beats)
A thousand dreams (dreams dreams dreams dreams dreams)

Now I'm just chasing time
with a thousand dreams I'm holding heavy
And as we cross the line
these fading beats have all been severed
Don't tell me our youth is running out
It's only just begun (These fading beats (beats beats beats beats))
It's only just begun (A thousand dreams (dreams dreams dreams dreams))
These fading beats (beats beats beats beats)
A thousand dreams (dreams dreams dreams dreams)
It's only just begun

Music video Edit

The official music video for the song was released onto Foxes' YouTube channel on 12 August 2013. It has a total length of three minutes and thirty-two seconds. The video starts with Foxes in an office, before she breaks free from the grey work environment after a fire burns a hole in the wall.

Trivia Edit

  • The song was originally out in 2011, alongside a remix by Adventure Club, but did not get an official release until two years later.
  • The version of "Youth" used in the music video is 49 seconds shorter than the album version.
  • The song appeared in an advert for the department store Debenhams.
Glorious (album)

Track listing:

"Talking to Ghosts" • "Youth" • "Holding onto Heaven" • "White Coats" • "Let Go for Tonight" • "Night Glo" • "Night Owls Early Birds" • "Glorious" • "Echo" • "Shaking Heads" • "Count the Saints" • "Clarity (Live)" • "Beauty Queen" • "Home" • "In Her Arms" • "The Unknown"