We love writing songs about small moments. In “Young,” written with Peter Hannah and Cvbz, we touch on all these specific moments in our past that led to the demise of a relationship. The times we had to sneak out of our parent’s houses to be together or that time we crashed your car, when things were simpler but often our immaturity still played a role in bad decisions that sometimes led to amazing moments. The contention is that we shouldn’t be too hard on ourselves for the things that didn’t work out. Say what you want, but it’s hard when you’re young.
The start seems familiar — where do I know it from?
The Chainsmokers' radio hit "Closer" and this song start alike. Structurally, the two songs share the same beginning, as they start with a melodic intro, which alters when the first word is said and pauses before the singer continues.
In “Closer” the equivalent lines are the single line:
Hey, I was doing just fine before I met you
The simple word and the pause thereafter catch the listener’s interest and allow them to anticipate the coming lines—it interacts with the listener and hooks them in the first few seconds.
almost ~ - 一般動詞の前のalmostは「もう少しで（…するところだ）危うく（…するところだ）
yard - (家・建物に隣接した，通例囲まれた)庭，囲い地
snuck - sneak の過去形・過去分詞
sneak out - 抜け出す、こっそり逃げる、その場を去る、～をこっそり持ち出す
sneak out at night -こっそり夜間外出する、夜こっそり（家を）抜け出す
[Chorus] We both know I go too far like when I wrecked your car And almost fought your father when he pushed me in the yard And all those nights we snuck out, like to meet up at the bar Don't worry, my love, we're learning to love But it's hard when you're young
[Bridge: Andrew Taggart] I'm calling you up, you tell me it's over Say what you want, but it's hard when you're young I'm calling you up, you tell me it's over You say what you want, but it's hard when you're young
[Bridge: Andrew Taggart] 君に電話をして、君はもう終わりだと言う 君は好きなことを言う、 でも若いと難しいことなんだ 君に電話をして、君はもう終わりだと言う 君は好きなことを言う、 でも若いと難しいことなんだ