Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Radio XXXI, side B, track 10: “Only The Young” by Journey

Journey - Only The YoungOh, Journey, you wonderful, wonderful band!  Is there no song you can’t sing that doesn’t fill me with an overwhelming sense of rock and roll awesomeness?  That was a rhetorical question, Journey, because the answer is no, you can’t.  I will admit, and I may have even admitted this before, but I didn’t appreciate you as much at the time that I recorded your songs off the radio as I do now.  Oh, I thought you were absolutely great, but I don’t know that I even knew what your name was.  And if you’ll direct your attention to the track list for Radio XXXI, you’ll see that I didn’t even know what the name of this song was.  I wrote it down as “Wildfire”.  Hey, it makes sense, Journey, it’s one of the best parts of the chorus, right?

And I get that the title of the song is also in the chorus, but at the time, I didn’t realize that you were singing “only the young can say”.  I thought you were singing “only the young girls say”.  Which, now that I write it out and think about it, that sounds creepy as hell.  But that’s what I heard, all right?  And I’ll stand by my misinterpretation of the title, because I’m going to say that “Wildfire” is a pretty kick-ass title, too.  Maybe even more kick-ass than “Only The Young”.  Maybe.  Can you imagine how different the wildfire scene in “Game Of Thrones” would have been if this song would have been playing over it, Journey?  If I was more tech-savvy, I’d show you, but if you turn the sound off on the video below and play your song, you’ll get an idea. . .

“Only The Young”

<awesome Journey jam>

‘Nother night in any town
You can hear the thunder of their cry

‘Head of their time

They wonder why

Shadows of a golden age

A generation waits for dawn

Brave carry on

Bold and the strong

Only the yoooung can saaaaay

They’re free ta flyyy awaaaaay

Sharing the saaaame desiiiiiire

Burnin’ like wiiiiildfiiiiiiiire

They’re seein’ through the promises

And all the lies they dare to tell

Is it heaven or hell

They knooow very weeeell

Only the yoooung can saaaaay

They’re free ta flyyy awaaaaay

Sharing the saaaame desiiiiiire

Burnin’ like wiiiiildfiiiiiiiire

<awesome Journey jam>

Only the yoooung can saaaaay

They’re free ta flyyy awaaaaay

Sharing the saaaame desiiiiiire

Burnin’ like wiiiiildfiiiiiiiire

Only the yoooung can saaaaay

Only the yoooung can saaaaay (young can saaaay)

Only the yoooung can saaaaay (only the young)

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