drive on the young side of life lyrics – jethro tull

your mother she protected you
and softened every blow
and brought you up to fear the worst
to be careful as you go.
and the learned educators
with dripfeed facts did fill
you up to here with reason
well-meaning overkill.

if you find yourself a-growing
to be old before your time,
get off the endless corridor
set your soul out on the line.

drive on the young side of life
drive on the young side of life
drive on the young side of life

when the pressure pains are building
and you’re forced to join the crush
in the race to mediocrity
so respectable and plush.

and while the child within is raging
and threatens to break out,
get off the endless corridor
make a timely turnabout.

drive on the young side of life,
drive on the young side of life,
drive on the young side of life.
drive on the young side of life,

drive on the young side of life,
drive on the young side of life.

/ jethro tull lyrics