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Richie Sambora - Ballad Of Youth


Ballad of Youth is a song by American rock singer/guitarist Richie Sambora, released as the first single from his first solo album Stranger in This Town in 1991.


Running to 3 minutes 52 seconds, "Ballad Of Youth" was co-written with Tom Marolda. Richie Sambora was born in 1959, so when it was released - in 1991 - he might just have been considered old enough to dispense this sort of advice. Unfortunately, the public didn't seem to think so, and the single peaked at number 63 on Billboard, considerably higher than the album. A second edit runs to 3 minutes 38 seconds.


Lyrics


Growing up today

There's many mountains you must climb

You're not the only one

'Cause everybody's on that line

Hey mister know it all

What do you recommend

You think you know the answers

But the questions never end


Young hearts better hold on

Beyond the innocence

Your youth is gone

So look in your mirror

You got nothing to lose

Don't waste your time away

Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues


Born outta passion

To a world gone cold

Ya wear it on your shoulders

It's a heavy, heavy load I know

Love and its emotions

Come knocking at your door

Young hearts will be broken

And time's the only cure


Young hearts better hold on

Beyond the innocence

Your youth is gone

So look in your mirror

It'll tell you the truth

Don't waste your life away

Thinkin' 'bout yesterday's blues


Temptation makes us fall from grace

But the angels were sinners

And the sinners saints

Forgive yourself cause we're all the same

Everybody rides on the karma train


Young hearts

Better hold on

Beyond the innocence

Your youth is gone

Look in your mirror

It'll tell you the truth

Don't waste your time away

Don't waste your life away, no, no

Live today

There's no time to lose

Cause when tomorrow comes

It's all just yesterday's news


All just yesterday news


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