Taking Back Sunday - We Were Younger Then Lyrics




Arab Architects
Are strung up by their necks
Singing
Hallelujah, hallelujah
Blessed be the lord
And now I'm drifting through the streets
Drinking gypsy wine saying
I can't believe how strange it is to be alive right now

I see the good people trying
I remember when comfort was not an option
(But we were younger then)
Disciplined and strange
Focused and restrained
We were younger then

If you need some quiet time
To process all that guilt
Well the desert lasts for days and out there
There's nothing else to do
Round here they turn ocean into land
And sell that land for gold
Use that gold to build themselves bigger better homes

I see cranes on the horizon
I remember when comfort was not an option
(We were younger then)
Disciplined and strange
Focused and restrained
We were younger then

When I go to sleep
I hardly ever dream
And when I'm wide awake
I can't believe what I see

I see the good people trying
I remember when comfort was not an option
(We were younger then)
Disciplined and strange
Focused and restrained
We were younger then

When I go to sleep
I hardly ever dream
When I'm wide awake
I can't believe what I see

Only in pictures before have I seen
Anything like from where I am standing
Looking I can't tell where the city stops
And the nothing begins
Only in pictures before have I seen
Anything like from where I am standing
Looking I can't tell where the city stops
And the nothing begins, begins, begins
(And the nothing begins)

Only in pictures before have I seen
Anything like from where I am standing
Looking I can't tell where the city stops
And the nothing begins, begins, begins
(We were younger then)
Only in pictures before have I seen
(We were younger then)
Anything like from where I am standing
(We were younger then)
Looking I can't tell where the city stops
(We were younger then)
And the nothing begins, begins
(We were younger then)





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Taking Back Sunday We Were Younger Then Comments
  1. Alex G

    A rock band

  2. Aldi Fajar Budiman Putra

    What's the meaning of the first paragraph of this lyric?

  3. zach usher

    Bad ass song from an awesome band.

  4. Cameron

    The melodies on Happiness Is are superb. Probably my 2nd fav album by them.

  5. buddhika216

    why does this chorus sound so familiar...

  6. Hunter Kohen

    everyone talking Shit on tbs for changing but have you listened to daisy, the devil and god, and maybe even Deja entendu? they're all different from you're favorite weapon but you all don't talk Shit on brand new. tayf wasn't going to last forever :p

  7. Witness Me

    I love how they've matured with us over the years. There's a Taking Back Sunday song for every one of my emotions.

    Amanda S

    yes! They've grown up with us! <3 them

  8. aidan fengya

    It's silly to expect them to still be as angsty as they were 12 years ago. That's a lot of time, a lot of things change.

    R.D. Allen

    aidan fengya for real, man. So many bands have changed their sound because of that very reason fuck man....their OG fans are anywhere from late 20's to late 30s. Fuck dude. We're all getting old. Growing up. Changing. It happens. It is what it is.

  9. Brian Newsome

    I get a softer TBS vibe in this album, but it's not "bad". Just like any other band they will evolve as the years pass and that's what they did.

  10. Marco Havok

    When they were younger they were better. This album completely sucks. I cant believe people like this. Its utter crap. TBS will always be one of my favorite bands. And all their albums are amazing except this one. This is not maturing or different direction. Its like they are a whole new band- Coldplay2.0 At least my cousin agrees with me- "now theyre too slow and poppy" haha

    Witness Me

    +Marco Reyes I must disagree with you, you long-haired owl. This album is thoughtful, poignant and catchy at once. Lots of great songwriting and deep lyrics.

    Marco Havok

    @Witness Me​ Yes I'm a night owl with long hair. But a good album, this is not. It might as well be Coldplay. This album sucks as much as you. 

    Witness Me

    @Marco Reyes I never said that you sucked.  I said that you looked like a long-haired owl.  And I actually like owls.  You're the one making this personal.  I think that it's a profound, beautiful album, and you don't have to agree with me.  It's not as great as Tell All Your Friends or (my personal favorite) Louder Now, but I still love it.   I never said anything disrespectful to you, and you go and say that I suck.  You're the one being antagonistic here. 

    Marco Havok

    @Witness Me I'm gonna fly up like Harry Potters owl and shit all over this album and in your mouth. Cuz you are what you eat.

    Jay Burris Wayne

    Marco Havok yup better for you because of one thing : nostalgia

  11. James M.

    painfully awful. sorry TBS but... on a lighter note, the music sounds decent.

  12. Luke Schoen

    2:30 and on--great

  13. Ryan McGrath

    Out of all the times I've listened to Happiness Is, this song hit me hard in so many ways.There's something about this song that puts me at ease with a very comforting sense of bliss, especially at the end. I definitely would love to hear this song live.

  14. owa

    Amazing song

  15. Ashy Larry

    Who disliked this? Loser

    zach usher

    Ashy Larry HA!!! Exactly.

  16. Gordon Stearns

    Gotta be one of the most lyrically creative songs that TBS has ever done.  Although the music is a bit bland.

    Alex G

    Gordon Stearns except Mark. He always bangs the fuck out of the drums.

  17. lifeatpaddyspub

    I adore this song right now, I just love the "Only in pictures before have I seen...."

  18. Daniel James

    best bridge they have ever made

  19. jgwentworth34

    Best song on the album.

    Jeromy Lyon

    def a good song bro...not my fav on the album mine is "Better Homes and Gardens" but EVERYONE is intitled to there opinion lol so dont think im tlaking shit cause im DEF not i love this song but just stating my fav is BH&G

    Jacob Barton

    @Jeromy Lyon Better Homes and Gardens is my fav too :)

    BurnoutMaster

    @Jeromy Lyon Better Homes and Gardens is a bad ass song

    Witness Me

    +jgwentworth34 I love "Better Homes and Gardens," and I can see why it's so many people's favorite, but this and "They Don't Have Any Friends" are my favorites.

    Shane Cambra

    The beat song on this album in my opinion is this is happening

  20. Soxcessful

    The Pop Punkers have aged gracefully into a sound that shows a broader landscape. Everything is possible with these guys. Impressive.

  21. Patrick Bollinger

    I like the way the song starts but it just gets weird after that. This album is weird.

    Anastasya Mayfield

    This album is gorgeous. You're weird.

    myslead

    @Anastasya Mayfield you I like you.

    Patrick Bollinger

    @Anastasya Mayfield Not their best. It's got a weird flow.

  22. LunchMeat

    this song's very U2'esque

  23. ItsMeTee

    LOVE IT!♥

  24. Cloud Nine And A Half

    another great song :)

  25. Mere Alzab

    Perhaps their best album.

    Liam Ball

    it doesn't come close to TAYF to me, it's growing on me though

    Mere Alzab

    @dolour
    and for me, it's WYWTB

    Witness Me

    Louder Now, Tell All Your Friends and this.

  26. rikrdomrn

    I'm gonna love this album so much. I can see it!

  27. Daniel James

    masterpiece, adams voice is unreal again

  28. Geovani Alves

    great great song!

  29. Andrew Ilagan

    This song is like two songs in one. Awesome. Pretty good album. Never fails. :)