This wasn’t going to be my choice for Song of the Week. It just pushed itself into my consciousness over the past week until I’ve got to the stage where I can’t actually think of any other song. Every time I’ve put my iPod on shuffle this week, which has been (I think) 17 times, this song has been played within the first 3. Every time. I think my iPod is obsessed. Yesterday I went to have my nails done, and guess what song was playing when I entered the salon? Yep, you’ve got it.
The chorus is strangely uplifting though:
We are young
So let’s set the world on fire
We can burn brighter than the sun”
Not a bad mantra to have.
I think that the lyrics refer to a relationship that ended badly. He’s sorry, he knows he did wrong and he accepts that if she wants to hurt him tonight he will still be there for him. He knows the relationship wasn’t perfect, but he also knows that the good times by far outweigh the bad.
I don’t know if I’m right and to be honest I don’t mind if I’m not. I just enjoy the song.
I hope you do too.