Video of “When You Were Young” – The Killers


I’m a big fan of The Killers; I love musicians who put a lot of energy into their song writing that forces one to think a bit. In any event I was listening to this  song by The Killers this morning and the lyrics were sort of hitting home with me now in my life. Ah now there is the rub; hope you enjoy! Leave a comment about the song if your so moved to do so, thanks.


Here are the lyrics to “When You Were Young”
“You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now … here he comes!

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young

Can we climb this mountain
I don’t know
Higher now than ever before
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Let’s take it easy
Easy now, watch it go

We’re burning down the highway skyline
On the back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young
When you were young

And sometimes you close your eyes
and see the place where you used to live
When you were young

They say the devil’s water, it ain’t so sweet
You don’t have to drink right now
But you can dip your feet
Every once in a little while

You sit there in your heartache
Waiting on some beautiful boy to
To save you from your old ways
You play forgiveness
Watch it now here he comes

He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But he talks like a gentleman
Like you imagined when you were young
(He talks like a gentlemen, like you imagined when)
When you were young

I said he doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
He doesn’t look a thing like Jesus
But more than you’ll ever know”

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One thought on “Video of “When You Were Young” – The Killers

  1. Reblogged this on DJ Splash Kidd's Blog and commented:

    I’m reblogging a two year old post by me! This is still one of my favorite songs by The Killers and I still like the video representation that was used for “When You Were Young”. The theme of the lost of innocence and the human condition on how we act and treat others within limited amount of time we have within each of our own “mortal coils” is what really gives strength and purpose to this song, in my view.
    “…We’re burning down the highway skyline On the back of a hurricane that started turning When you were young…”
    Tick Talk Tick Talk

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