we are young…

well, here i am at elements salon, in lovely…downtown henderson, nevada. 

and, a song…not just any song came on. it’s not a song that i hear very much on the radio anymore. it was huge in 2012.

that was the year that i lost sixty pounds and met my parents in pasco, washington. we stayed for a weekend with my aunt and uncle. 

it was the year before my mom’s als diagnonsis. she was still able to talk, eat, and drink…her speech was a little bit slurred, but she was still a dynamo.

i remember being in craft warehouse, with my mom and aunt. they were looking for quilting fabric. i was looking at art supplies, which i absolutely love.

it was so hot and i was melting, big time. i’m not talking about a dainty bit of perspiration, or even a sweaty-stinky man sweat. i didn’t smell bad or stink.

but, i was absolutely melting, like an ice cube, in a frying pan…drenched, through all of my clothes…face bright red, with riverlets of sweat, pouring from my head.

my hair plastered to my head, i swept it out of my eyes, and made eye contact with my mom. she gave me a quizzical look and whispered, “what’s wrong with you?”

i discreetly whispered that it was menopause and i was having a hot flash. i thought that since she was my mom and been through it, that she would be kind.

but, she looked at me again and laughed out loud. then, she yelled over to my aunt, “s**i, she’s going through menopause,” while laughing and pointing.

at the time, i was pretty much mortified. but, when i look back now, it was one of a handful of times that i saw my mom truly happy, and independent of my father.

anyway, i’m here watching j***y get her haircut. i heard a song that made me happy and i wanted to share it with you. it’s just one of those songs for me.

the song…we are young…by fun.

well apparently, it’s my turn…maybe i’ll bypass the ‘2’ and go for the ‘0’…😜

Track art

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)

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Lyrics

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’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking about a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
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 a tab
‘Cause I found someone to 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

Carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)

The world is on my side
I have no reason to run
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

Track art

We Are Young (feat. Janelle Monáe)

Fun.



Buy for $1.29

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Start Free Radio

Subscribe to Google Play Music and listen to this song and millions of other songs. First month free.

Lyrics

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’s waiting for me just across the bar
My seat’s been taken by some sunglasses asking about a scar, and
I know I gave it to you months ago
I know you’re trying to forget
But between the drinks and subtle things
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 a tab
‘Cause I found someone to 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

Carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)
Just carry me home tonight (Na na na na na na)

The world is on my side
I have no reason to run
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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