Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From A Young Man Lyrics




I don't believe in absolutes anymore
I'm quite prepared to admit I was wrong
This life it sucks your principles away
You have to fight against it every single day

These are the postcards from a young man
They may never be written or posted again
These are the postcards from a young man
They may never be written or posted again

It is like so many other things
As distant as your former sins
So sad and lonely and so derelict
As the optimism that we once shared

These are the postcards from a young man
They may never be written or posted again
These are the postcards from a young man
They may never be written or posted again

I'll send you postcards every single day
Just to prove I still exist
This world will not impose its will
I will not give up and I will not give in
And I will not give up and I will not give in

I won't betray your confidence
I won't pretend my way was lost
This world will not impose its will
I will not give up and I will not give in





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Manic Street Preachers Postcards From A Young Man Comments
  1. Kevin Davies

    ONE OF OUR BEST BANDS EVER UK NO QUESTION

  2. Valeriano Palomino

    La mejor banda

  3. James Timmins

    James Timmins Ltd

  4. André Mouzinho

    After Lisbon 93 i ll waiting you in Vilar de Mouros 2019, see you soon guys, 26 years waiting..

  5. Ben Harris

    Cracking cameo from Mr orange on the front cover.

  6. Mohd Rezuan

    I don't believe in absolutes anymore
    I'm quite prepared to admit I was wrong
    This life it sucks your principles away
    You have to fight against it every single day

    These are the postcards from a young man
    They may never be written or posted again
    These are the postcards from a young man
    They may never be written or posted again

    It is like so many other things
    As distant as your former sins
    So sad and lonely and so derelict
    As the optimism that we once shared

    These are the postcards from a young man
    They may never be written or posted again
    These are the postcards from a young man
    They may never be written or posted again

    I'll send you postcards every single day
    Just to prove I still exist
    This world will not impose its will
    I will not give up and I will not give in
    And I will not give up and I will not give in

    I won't betray your confidence
    I won't pretend my way was lost
    This world will not impose its will
    I will not give up and I will not give in

  7. Marsh Abner

    Melody maker

  8. Caro Card

    Beautiful lyrics

  9. Movie News

    wish I was home tonight....   real, I am

  10. Movie News

    post cards from memory, my letters too...

  11. Movie News

    forever young,...

  12. Movie News

    not sickly white,    just perfect bright!

  13. Movie News

    I love you richey

  14. Movie News

    laser brown concealed bs. propaganda...&

  15. 80s Music

    I don't believe the absolutes anymore....those that do usually shape the weather for good or ill if they persevere. If you want a fair society for all, it's best not to let go of the absolutes. The rich never forget what they believe but the Manics ambivalence suggests they have forgotten a few things about conviction.

  16. MeadowlandFan2004

    This is very underrated band.

  17. John Phylip-Jones

    First Class

  18. Marcin Kołakowski

    Now I make everything new

  19. bastian contraire

    Bellissima canzone anche se le parole mi mettono nostalgia MSP band

  20. Autumn

    Been a fan since 94. Saw them in a small nightclub in Vancouver in 96. you are the best! Much love from Canada 🇨🇦❤️

    Gary Cowie

    Love + respect from Scotland

  21. Dakota 다코타

    역시 가을에는 매닉스를 들어야 함 ㅠㅠ

  22. Indy Jones

    love this song, underdogs v good too. love the MSP's. btw I'm Welsh. aahh smug mode!

    Neal Price

    Well said mush! Stronger together mate😀 come on Wales

  23. Takorn Rattanamanee

    ที่สุด

  24. Melissa Wright

    Too much love for this band x x

  25. Roberto Bargas

    muy buen tema

  26. Manic Street Preacher

    James Dean Bradfield, you're the best!

  27. Gary Cowie

    JDB sings this song with true feeling the guys a legend

  28. Amanda Díaz

    Piel de gallina...Manics <3.

  29. Stay Beautiful

    We love you, guys! You're my all time favorite band ever <3

  30. Ramiro Frache

    A really great band of all time!!!

  31. Bulineska

    Kocham Was!

    kiefer sutherland

    +Bulineska sorry?

  32. silverfoks100

    excellent song

  33. rick66649

    great band ..great song ....band funny word in this awful day and age ...always thought band was one played the bass guitar..bloke and the drums ..lead guitar ..cocky type up front singing ..not to forget the brainy one who always played piano...not like now ..a row of 4 talentless dickheads miming a shit song from years back   

  34. MrsManics

    I've adored this band since I was 16 years old.  I have "This world will not impose its will, I will not give up & I will not give in" as a tattoo.  Love them, love this song. <3

  35. sortylife

    Semplicemente meravigliosa. Questa e' musica vera e viva

  36. 1968jara

    11 wankers

  37. Simon Goddard

    Tenby looks great it this video. A great song from a great band.

  38. EffieLG

    They're simple great.
    Sincerely,
    a Manic from Italy <3

  39. Michael Alvarez

    I'm a Manic.. met a fellow Manic in Utah

  40. TylerDurden971

    these lyrics... i'm struggling every single day to stay young but its not that easy. i'm trying not to forget where i always wanted to go but, they keep me busy with their nonsense and try to mess with my mind. i will not tolerate this.
    I live in Athens, Greece and this is for my three year old son.

  41. Michael Seymour

    Too true ...I prefer to call the new generation .
    Generation " feralists " -
    "rock out with ya zimmerframe " !!! HARGH !

  42. Jarvis Fontecedro

    great song!

  43. Michael Seymour

    me too ....you are right !

  44. benhadar

    This world will not impose it's will, I will not give up and I WILL NOT GIVE IN!

  45. Michael Seymour

    31 people know that 6 people dont know what good music sound like...

  46. Michael Seymour

    should have been lots of photos of richey

  47. אשר הראל

    bast the good sound the song like queen fredy mercory

  48. Michael Seymour

    i got into the manics in my 20s -
    i will be 48 in october -postcards from a young man indeed.

    Michael Seymour

    just found this again today ,,,wow , in a few weeks i will be 54 ..and in 6 yrs SIXTY ! holy fuck...

  49. p g

    Hi was in Wales few years ago. great pleace. greetings from Warsaw PL

  50. Celtic Revival / Adfywiad Celtaidd

    made in the welsh valleys

    "UK state" is just a bad imitation of the diverse british isles

    Ground-up independence for all people in the world!

  51. gazel orik

    we waiting you in Indonesia.we wish do u have schedulle tour in my country....

  52. Paul Richardson

    One of my fav bands of all time _ working class heroes ;)

  53. Dave Connolly

    Id love to be 15 again. I wasted my youth!

  54. Jarvis Fontecedro

    very beautiful song!

  55. Manic Street Preacher

    Wow...just wow. Calm down.

  56. Jenna Mallow

    I listen your songs every single day,and i don't sleep anymore,because i want to hear your voice all the time.I love you so much,like your the reasone why i breath,your the reasone why i live,you are my everything,i love you forever!!!

  57. Jenna Mallow

    I love you guys,more than everything in this world.James is my favorite in this band,but Niky is too cute,that smile wow,and Sean is cool,but i have to say,James you are my everything,i mean i love you so fucking much,and that's true,i love you from my heart,really you are so beautiful,you are the first who i love so much,i never love anyone else like you,you are sweet,sexy,handsome,and more good words..and everything what you do is just amazing,you are so smart too!!!

  58. Jenna Mallow

    this is so good song,i love this,i love manics!!!

  59. OceanSprayxxx

    Without the Manics my life wouldn't be the same.

  60. NipponKoreaFTI

    I LOVE IT.

    nongpoll

    NipponKoreaFTI

  61. Niji Lam

    <3. idols. as simple as it is.

  62. MrPoupard

    Fantastic track

  63. Daniel Starr

    nicky makes me happy
    i met the manics at the national treasures signing in october 2011 and they are lovely

  64. Sam Borrmann

    how can 10 people not like this song what the f**k is wrong with them??

  65. ปิยะบุตร วิมลมั่งคั่ง

    I Love You Manic Street Preachers

  66. GP Brayley

    Top band with another top track!!!!

  67. mercuryforeva

    @depecher68 Saw them at the end of 2010, on the Postcards tour, they were fantastic, hope you enjoy and hope they were as good as in 99! :D

  68. depecher68

    Such a fantastic song! Will see them live on April 2012, can hardly wait as last time I saw them live was in 1999 :-)

  69. andre hagestedt

    anyone know why this album was never released in the U.S.? wacky....and sad. Had to special order it myself

  70. Dinnerladyman

    Wow surprisingly few views, the state of the music industry never ceases to depress me.

  71. Ben Rhodes

    Respond to this video... Screw Adele i came here to listen to proper music!!

  72. Ben Rhodes

    @shatap12 9 people now

  73. Tamsin

    This band have been through so much. They are incredible songwriters and musicians it's like music means everything to them. I've seen them live over 15 times and see Jame & Nicky sometimes around Cardiff. Each time I see them live it's so euphoric. Can't wait to go again.

  74. sottilezza

    KOCHAM TO!

  75. 25Robbo25

    Please come to New Zealand :D

  76. leesider

    God bless the Kings of Wales :-)

  77. clarence47a

    Love to know where some of this was filmed. Saw the boys back at the Bournemouth Academy back in Oct last year. I've seen loads of bands and I must admit they are the best I've ever seen....looks like where we were...massive respect.

  78. HgScId

    @nimboestrato jaajaja issis come to Spain ;)

  79. Joonas Lehtola

    I`m going to go see this band perform tomorrow... A great band, no question about it.

  80. mitch alderson

    stupid adverts ruin it fucking baggy trousers

  81. Dabba Jabell

    I think this album proves that just because you want to reach mass communication and want more people to listen, doesn't mean you have to compromise with rubbish music.

  82. diablolo

    Great Song... Always replenish my energy with this.

  83. EineKleine NachtMusik

    long live Wales long live Manics

  84. Ville Viinikainen

    maailman paras orkesteri

  85. Rybkaaaaaaa

    Love!!

  86. Kabir De Mello

    cool song! 6 dumb people.

  87. Kabir De Mello

    cool song!

  88. Foxtrot Hotel

    I heard this live the other night and it blew me away. Haven't stopped singing it since.

  89. Chiara M

    I LOVE IT! <3

  90. Bogi Hafsteinsson

    Brilliant song

  91. anthonyisonfire

    Great video. Makes you wonder how that gank video for the single before slippled through the net.

  92. Deepanshu Pandey

    mast song

  93. MrHarryfied

    they are sooo underrated!!!!

  94. concettuccia

    bellissima canzone scoperta grazie al videoclip sul MILAN CAMPIONE D'ITALIA di Davide Rampini :))

  95. Valerie Edwards

    @saymynameandgoahhhhh what do you mean with all the 18 year olds they want?

  96. extermiination

    to 5 people: go out and check you are there

  97. John Gibson

    One of the best albums I have ever heard.

  98. pika txu

    un peu ennuyeux tout ça !

  99. Danijel Radosavljevic

    I love this song!