The rooms were so much colder then.
My father was a soldier then.
Times were very hard.
When I was young.

When I was young.

I smoked my first cigarette at ten.
And for girls, I had a bad yen....
I learned quite alot ....
When I was young.

When I was young.....

When I was young it was more important.
Pain more painful, laughter much louder, yeah.

When I was young
I had understanding....
Much more love...
Fear like fearless...yeah.
When I was young.

When I was young.......

I met my first love at thirteen.
She was brown, and I was pretty green.
I learned quite a lot.
When I was young.
When I was young.

When I was young it was more important.
Pain more painful, laughter much louder, yeah.

When I was young
I had understanding
Much more love....
Feel like fearless, yeah....
When I was young...

When I was young.
My life was so much stronger then...
I believed in fellow men.
I was so much older then.
When I was young.
When I was young.

When I was young.
When I was young.

So very, very young....

Life was so much sweeter then....

When I was young.
So very, very young.....

Eric Burdon / Animals, 1967