Song Analysis Of 'Because You Re Young'

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“Because You’re Young” by Cock Sparrer (the name is not what you think; it’s off of 1900’s England jargon) is an upbeat song about a man trying to save his son from becoming a gangster bum who has no imagination or aspect of life. This interesting song has an interesting audience in a typical occasion, though not many songs are made of this. The song’s purpose and subject encourage me to be the best I can, and I encourage you to listen. The stanzas tell a great story and the use of slang and idioms make you feel at home. I feel that this song was written by people who know how the world works and have been through every part of it. “Because You’re Young” is not tightly knotted into analogies and enigmas like Because I Could Not Stop For Death, but instead it just feels like the modern era; like a man a lot like you is having an honest conversation with you. Nonetheless, this song is an obscure classic waiting to be discovered. The lyrics of “Because You’re Young” are semi-repetitive but still tell a great story. The first stanza portrays a man talking to a teenager; that the teen is sharp and has a great potential. The teen craves excitement and is always out having fun. The kid is always sure of himself and seems to know what he wants to do. Since the teenager is sure of himself, he never listens to anyone and does his own thing, because that’s what young people do. The second stanza begins to reveal that he is struggling with life decisions. The kid could descend into a
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