Macdonald, Amy - Youth Of Today Lyrics




Maybe if you were some spearheaded guy
I would listen to what you have to say
But you're just some incapable figure
Thinking you're bigger thn me
But you're not
Yet you don't know a thing about youth of today
Stating your opinion
Making it ring in my head all day

And you say
My children weren't the same
My children's children they're the ones to blame
In my day we were better behaved
But it's not your day no more...

We are the youth of today
Change our hair in every way
We are youth of today
We'll say what we want to say
And we are the youth of today
Don't care what you have to say at all

And maybe if you had a true point of view
I would listen to you
But it's just your one sided feelings
They keep getting in my way
And you don't know a single thing
About the youth of today
Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day





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Macdonald, Amy Youth Of Today Comments
  1. Zoltán Bata

    everywhere just leaving...we need to be strong...i could be the part of You....

  2. lagerbaer

    This song basically: ok boomer

  3. Naoki Kashima

    The OG "ok boomer" song right there.

  4. Чёрный Медведь

    прикол в том, что эта песня никогда не перестанет быть актуальной.. вдумайтесь в текст! ♥

  5. Dan Bloom

    Lyrics

    Maybe if you were some spearheaded guy
    I would listen to what you have to say
    But you're just some incapable figure
    Thinking you're bigger than me, but you're not
    Yet you don't know a thing about the youth of today
    Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day
    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more
    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all
    And maybe if you had a true point of view
    I would listen to you
    But it's just your one sided feelings
    They keep getting in my way
    And you don't know a single thing about the youth of today
    Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day
    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more
    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all
    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more
    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all

  6. Raven Claw Queen

    2019 anyone???

  7. Kinder Ehre

    Never ending youth of today and for ever........... Mind it.

  8. muhanad mamoori

    2019? anyone, this song leads me to my lovely days :)

  9. Maxumoto

    Maybe if you were some spearheaded guy
    I would listen to what you have to say
    But you're just some incapable figure
    Thinking you're bigger than me, but you're not
    Yet you don't know a thing about the youth of today
    Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day

    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more

    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all

    And maybe if you had a true point of view
    I would listen to you
    But it's just your one sided feelings
    They keep getting in my way
    And you don't know a single thing about the youth of today
    Stating your opinion making it ring in my head all day

    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more

    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all

    And you say,
    "My children weren't the same"
    "My children's children they're the ones to blame"
    And you say,
    "In my day we were better behaved"
    But it's not your day no more

    And we are the youth of today
    Change our hair in every way
    And we are the youth of today
    We'll say what we wanna say
    And we are the youth of today
    Don't care what you have to say at all

  10. Graham Cox

    Bought this CD when it 1st came out .. Fantastic. This is One of great songs, I've heard in my 63years...love it. love it love it..

  11. Mecikar Abderraouf

    I love it

  12. Alisha !!

    Hopefully there will come a day when these lyrics won't ring so true to every generation❤

  13. Charlotte Bartels

    Love this song so much ❤️❤️😍👍🏻🎉

  14. S Hanlon

    The Irish are defenders not invaders, if the word followed our example then we would have world peace! Worst examples of what not to be like is the English, they love invading and stealing from others around the world!

  15. S Hanlon

    Forget the old they had their day and used it to kill fellow Europeans and serve tyranny! Forget them, they are stupid and have NOTHING to teach the youth other than how to live on their knees. Celtic Pride & unity world wide!

  16. Modesto Elías Arteaga

    Me encanta ésta niña, tiene ese algo que la hace especial, un gesto, una mirada y esa voz, esa voz que no es como ninguna otra, encantadora, soñadora, alegre, libre y a la vez esa preciosa voz me tiene esclavizado al C.D.. Gracias preciosa por tú voz.

  17. Francisco Edilio

    Otima musica

  18. Francisco Edilio

    Muito boa música adoro e sou fã da cantora bjs linda

  19. Hannah Muller

    Eine McDonald's ist cool

  20. écureuil Vigilant

    Magnifique voix....et magnifique chanteuse. Des chansons et des musiques agréables et entrainantes. Merci pour votre talent Amy.

  21. Sandra Molenda

    I love it....:)

  22. jani kinnunen

    Fantastisk låt!

  23. Back in Control

    I personally think this is here very best song <3

  24. Chris Eastwood

    Pleasant lassie..

  25. HiTek 142857

    This song is brilliant and its message really describes the way of thinking of people from past generations regarding today's young people and how they are in reality.

  26. MrEmpanadamortal

    wait...i think this is not hardcore punk...

  27. Maurice Rion

    J'adore trop cool

  28. 88 18

    10 , 11 , 12 years or so nydaa i ty for this tune i ty

  29. David Schulz

    Amy I love you I'm greatest fan ever

  30. manuel martin

    I'm addicted to AMY

  31. Alison Hayward

    Brilliant song for any generation

  32. Brett Rankin

    I only heard this for the first time on Saturday when i went to watch her live and ever since then i've been addicted to it it's such a great song

  33. Lennart Gabrielsson

    if you ever get stuck in Norrköping Sweden... i will have shelter. Till the end of days...

    Morris Kaller

    Lennart Gabrielsson va fan menar du med det?

  34. Roger Powell

    good old amy xxx

    glenrock1000

    Good young Amy.

  35. MrMattybruno

    still an absolutely brilliant song

  36. Luis Javier Angel

    ERES MUY LINDA AMY

  37. Antonio Vuolo

    Big artist

  38. 88 18

    me and my man justin l.ove listening to your music together, bond reunited lol

  39. Brad L

    Marry me

  40. Alex Ross

    good luck amy

  41. Dorito Noscope

    Im listening to this due to my english homework

    Franziska Ravenclaw#DA

    We were listening this in english lessons😂

  42. jaqb17

    now imagine her singing with Radiohead

    HiTek 142857

    She is my favourite singer and Radiohead is my favourite band, but I don't think they would sound good if they performed altogether...

  43. Feliks Kryszewski

    to najlepszy utwór Amy - ale pozostałe też lubię

  44. Ron Weasley

    she doesn't make a good case for justifying the behaviour of kids these days.  Simply saying 'it's not your day any more.....don't care what you have to say' is not good enough and comes across as ignorant.  If she wants to defend the ignorance of many kids these days, all she has to do is to ask 'who brought them up?'    The answer of course being the generation before them, so they are entirely to blame - not governments, and certainly not schools, but the generation before them.  Failing schools are nothing more than schools filled with kids from bad parents and it is not the job of the schools to raise kids.  Let's see that in the papers the next time a failing school hits the headlines.  Would any paper have the courage to print that? No chance - be politically correct and blame the institution, not those who actually raise the kids

    Diurno MX

    but every older generation always said the same about younger generations and look we are still going on and going strong.

    Chayne Team

    I think you missed the point of the song.. She doesn't literally mean the Youth of Today literally. She uses the present as an analogy of the perpetual cycle of older generations that consistently chastised the younger generation of their era for being rotten/ill-mannered/out of touch etc. This song could easily apply to the parents of the hippy crowd baby boomers, the parents of the disco drugged out 80's kids, the parents of the spoiled bratty kids of the 90's/early 00's and so on.. The song is actually about being positive about the next generation, encouraging them, and not judging them even if you don't understand their mannerisms.

  45. 88 18

    great post ty nydaa love it xxx

  46. Vera veronica magnus

    muito linda essa musica...

  47. Sammy

    I have great respect and love ♡ towards her, I like how she doesn't take her clothes off to be famous.
    Greetings from Egypt :)

  48. vincent hennixdal

    voici une chanson que j'aime bien aussi

  49. Ali Yam

    تمسكين غيتارك.. وأمسك قلمي
    تغنين اغنيتك.. واكتب شعوري

  50. Eιρήνη Κυδωνάκη

    masterpiece

  51. Ivan Shpagin

    я в восторге, cпасибо ,девочка ,cпасибо !!!

  52. Jo Jacs

    Best song ever

    Joseph Bennett

    Steady on.

  53. Loxmyf

    I'd love to hear this song as a duet with either Amy as the younger voice with an older generation voice singing the counterpoint view.

    glenrock1000

    Great idea

    Triliné Gnutiphile

    They made it in a French song, recently. That was complete crap. I love this song though

  54. 8 7

    I LOVE HTE SONGS

  55. Vita Amato

    E' poesia....💜💜

    tarapia tapioca

    +Vita Amato A 15 anni ha buttato giù sta canzone! Ti rendi conto? Io la adoro troppo! Mi ha riempito un vuoto musicale che durava da 15 anni. Speriamo che prima o poi venga anche in Italia.

    Vita Amato

    +tarapia tapioca
    Spero davvero che canti anche in Italia prima o poi!! Anche se ritornerei in Inghilterra per riascoltarla dal vivo😍.Non riesco a "sentire" altra musica che ti lasci emozioni come la sua

  56. julie angelmystik

    magnifique! !!

  57. Jeffreymusic belén

    2 milions viws

  58. Stephen McLean

    easily my favourite amy mac tune....deep ✌

  59. Lennart Gabrielsson

    Woman. You should get children to blame for yourself. It's amazing =)

  60. Saiman Says

    Heard it in the 'We are the people we have been waiting for' documentary. Awesome song.

  61. Ronja

    My favoutite song <3

    Ronja

    ...favorite....

  62. Alan Farquhar

    Superb!

  63. Jörg Hapke

    tolles lied

  64. hh hh

    so cool

  65. Jurikk

    you is the best

  66. Darkening Sofia

    My favorite song of all time! <3 <3 <3 And totally my favorite artist, vocalist, and song writer of all time!

  67. tarapia tapioca

    I followed her from the beginning but I knew just few days ago that she was only 15 when she wrote this song.   WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!! With a simple melody she knows the key to build a song like this being only 15. WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOWWWWWW!!! 
    That's the talent in my opinion.

    Rajan Khan

    +tarapia tapioca Totally agree with you! She is awesome! Her lyrics is awesome! Current trends in music industry is wasted and discouraging! She is different! And Awesome!

  68. Max Oberwegner

    Oh my God, she gets it! This is exactly what is wrong with this generation! I wished they would be more kind and sweet and accepting and cool!

    ERRATICCHEESE2

    +Max Oberwegner Way to misunderstand the song, moron.

    DeluxBass

    +ERRATICCHEESE2
    Hahahaha good one ;)

    Alec Isseri

    That's not what generation is like apart from the wannabe thugs, we're not all like that you know

    DeluxBass

    @Alec Isseri
    I think it's meant as a  rebuke to generalisers

  69. E.P. R. Bowe

    Thank you Amy for this Song.

  70. Max Oberwegner

    I have been listening to this song for a long time and it makes me shiver everytime I hear it! it is very clever and meaningful!

  71. Barrie Morgan

    I think that this is probably, the best Amy McD song I've heard so far! What a talent!

  72. Frabamaphi

    She is currently the QUEEN of the Songwriters !!

    ZER0

    The Empress?

  73. Bjarnes

    She is just amazing. Love her music

  74. westfale2030

    auch nach jahren immer wieder schön anzuhören.

  75. Нина Фильдман

    потрясающе красивая песня!!!

  76. 84sblack

        Hi from
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  77. helmut gerlach

    good music- no more

  78. garrie peck

    wish new album be aut soon 

  79. André Lussier

    If Amy needed to know where her music is taking her, be safe all is well on the future land  for you  Heartfull, sensible, wonderful, please keep going.

  80. YousefYahya

    We are youth of today

  81. Anthony Fox

    Love it. 

  82. Leah Brown Music

    This woman makes me proud to be Scottish. Her and Emeli Sande! Their music is so beautiful and full of meaning. Thoughtful lyrics, amazing melodies, fantastic voices! They're my inspirational role-models.

    Leah Brown Music

    @Paolo Rossi
    I meant musically but sure, Andy too!  :')

    Joseph Bennett

    Scottish IS British, Snowy.

    Dieter Mangold

    But snow ocassionally melts also in december ;)

    Marcus Preuß

    Leah Brown Music This woman makes me proud to be European! I live in Germany 🇩🇪 and I love the Scottish way of live... 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 the people, the countryside, the music, the lifestyle! The food....not so much 😜. This great mixture between tradition and future oriented thinking! In my opinion one of the best European countries and I hope it stays that way! Scotland the Brave!

    Milowfan321

    nicely said :)

  83. Stirx Kyrios

    This is a really beautiful song.  When I first saw her I thought it would probably be some crude song about how partying is cool and people used to be lame, but it's a lot deeper than that, and holds true for every generation.  
    Respect.

    alejandro yaffe

    Te Best only te best

  84. Paola

    But this Video is from 2008...

  85. Naelarys

    Fuck de 50+ partij

  86. Snowy

    Thanks for your time and courtesy! Best wishes & kindest regards, Snowy

  87. Snowy

    Does anyone know WHEN this song was released? I'd never heard it before, but the album cover looks a bit old (plus, it's an album cover! :D). I'm trying to figure out just HOW OLD this song is. It works of course for every generation, hence further confusion! Any info MOST appreciated! Thanks all, Snowy

  88. Heimann

    thumbs up if you listen this in 2013

  89. Snowy

    This is brilliant, imo. I just came across it accidentally, & am SO grateful I did!What sounds to me like Spanish Guitar in the beginning is heart-tuggingly beautiful; the melody is gorgeous, & her singing is so unusual and again, heart-rending! I don't even know if this is a new artist, or 1 who's been around awhile! I'd love any info anyone cares to share about this remarkable young lady! I'm quite glad She's one of the youths of today & hope she inspires all youths of today! Peace, Snowy

  90. Grace Tarpey

    i come from baldersdale, near barnard castle in england and this really good park has just been revamped and now it is awful. the made is really little kiddy and everything because they don't want older kids "vandalising the park" i mean wtf seriously ?
    and i think this song really applies to barneys hopeless cause

  91. LordSlaneesh

    exceptionnal song, i fall love :3

  92. CsgoStuff

    But it's true. ;P

  93. ola45678910

    yes! specially because that's all of them :P
    don't be redundant

  94. OMAYRA TRUJILLO

    love it!!!!! and im from Puert Rico!!!

  95. EDC brown

    we are ALL the youth of today.

  96. Synnie

    I couldn't agree more!