No, I have not made the fatal mistake of confusing ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, that would just be EMBARRASSING, no, I’m just making a title from the two words I am talking about today: ‘Young’ and ‘Your’.
Being ‘Young’ and the idea of youthfulness is always an attractive notion. I think I’d be right in saying that the majority of people don’t want to grow old, apart from when you are actually young – I’d say up until I was about 17 I wanted to be older, after that it was all downhill and now I’m constantly wishing I was younger again. And I’m only 22. It’s just going to get worse. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that youth is a topic that sparks a lot of conversation because it is desirable and alluring and goes hand in hand with innocence, naïvety and general happiness. Just ask those annoying Fun. guys. If you remember, ‘Old’ came up a couple of times, and at the time I just compared it to the frequency of the word ‘New’, not really thinking how its antonym could also be ‘Young’. I think it just shows that age is something that is frequently in the thoughts of songwriters, as you would expect. Once again I’m dealing with ground-breaking stuff here…
So, here are the ‘Young’ ones:
Young Blood - The Naked & Famous (from Passive Me, Aggressive You, which I bought fairly recently and is quite good)
Young Lions – The Maccabees
So now to ‘Your’. I think I will just refer you to the previous post on ‘You’ for this one, because ‘Your’ is just the possessive version of the second person pronoun, not much else to say here…
Your Biggest Mistake – Ellie Goulding
Your Eyes – Bombay Bicycle Club
Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me – The Pipettes (don’t know how I came across this song, it must have been years ago now, but I downloaded this and another song by The Pipettes - Dirty Mind. They’re fifties-styley, Phil Spector-like songs that are upbeat, simple and fun)
Your Protector – Fleet Foxes (beautiful song, of course)
Your Song – Kate Walsh (not THAT Your Song, but a different one. Think I just saw Kate Walsh’s album Tim’s House advertised on the telly once, and so downloaded this song and one called Fireworks from the album. Very simple, sweet, singer-songwriter music.)
OK, we really are near the end now. Only The Youth by MGMT (more young-ness) and Yr Mangled Heart by The Gossip round out ‘Y’. Then I have a couple of ‘Z’s and some number songs and that is it. So the next post may be the last in this alphabet song title countdown fun. It hasn’t been the success I’d have hoped, but I’ve enjoyed writing these posts, and that’s all I could really have asked for. I have ideas on what I’d like to blog about next, and it may be completely different, on a bit of random tangent, but I’ll reveal all another time.