Tim's Strangeland track-by-track: #1 You Are Young
This is quite a philosophical song. I think more than anything it's a message to myself to try and stay young at heart. It definitely feels like a message to my daughter too, in places. And also from the beginning it always made me think of standing in a crowd at a festival, a huge mass of people united by a feeling of bliss and freedom, which are things that are most easily associated with being young - as you get older it gets harder to find that feeling, and I love the idea that music can lift us out of ourselves, make us forget our everyday troubles, make us feel young. I also think the line "You've got to bring some good into this world" pretty much sums up my view of being a human being - I kind of feel that bringing some good into the world is about the best thing you can hope to do in life. I'd say it's the reason we make music.
I think we all remember very clearly a moment when we were rehearsing this song together. We had spent many hours chopping and changing the structure of the song, trying to make it snappier and less ponderous, and when we eventually felt we had something worth listening to we went into the control room to listen to what we had done. When it got to the 'outro' section after the breakdown there was a real feeling of energy and excitement in the room, of knowing we had created something a little bit magical. Those are the moments you live for as a band.
Es una canción bastante filosófica. Es más que nada un mensaje para mí mismo, para intentar mantenerme joven de espíritu. También en algunos aspectos, es un mensaje para mi hija. Y desde el principio me hizo pensar en la sensación de encontrarme entre el público de un festival, una gran masa de personas unidas por un sentimiento de dicha y libertad, aspectos que se asocian fundamentalmente a ser joven – según te haces mayor es más difícil tener acceso a esas sensaciones y me encanta la idea de que la música sea capaz de sacarnos de nuestra realidad individual para hacernos olvidar nuestros problemas diarios y lograr que nos sintamos jóvenes. También creo que el verso: "You've got to bring some good into this world/ Tienes que aportar algo bueno al mundo)" resume muy bien mi visión de lo que es el ser humano. Para mi aportar algo positivo, algo bueno al mundo es lo mejor que puede uno hacer en la vida. Yo diría que es el motivo por el que hacemos música.
Creo que todos nos acordamos perfectamente del momento en el que estábamos ensayando este tema juntos. Habíamos dedicado muchas horas a cambiar la estructura del tema cortando aquí y allá para que fuese más ágil y menos elaborado, hasta que nos quedamos satisfechos, pensamos que la canción merecía la escucha y nos metimos en la sala de control. Cuando llegamos a la parte del outro tras la interrupción, se notaba una sensación de energía y de entusiasmo en la habitación, a sabiendas de que habíamos creado un tema con algo de magia. Estos son los momentos que te dan la vida como grupo.
i love the song!!! for me is the best of the album.. but because its so good it should be a little bit longer.. the beginning of the song is fantastic.. and you only repeat it once, after the chorus.. you should make and extended version of this song.. pleaseeee. thanks for the music
This is the one song I can't get yet. Having read your thoughts I shall go back and listen to it again from that perspective.
This is a beautiful song. Loving it guys!
oH i almost forget! thanks for the song c:
its incredible guys! wow really its perfect! and you're rigth tim, the song says that, it make me feel like a free human, far awy of all my responsabilities. That is my feeling when play by play i listen this song! i cant wait for the / of may :C i want the album now! pff! love you guys a lot ! u're my life :D♥
Tim, you are a genius! You know how to touch my heart. You songs are poetry! And I identify with most of them. They always give me a lesson and I always find them really inspiring. For sure you "bring something good into this world" You cannot imagine how much your lyrics mean to me and all your fans. We love you, Keane! Argentina loves you!! I hope you come back here this year! :)
Esta canción, la viví hace poco, le dije adiós a un buen amigo.
You guys are bringing some good into this world! I'm sure about that! =)
Apart from everything I admire Tim's relationship with his daughter. Such a brilliant dad. Love it. Oh yes and the song. no need to comment. He is a star.
Nice words.. Can't wait STRANGELAND to come out!! Greetings from Argentina, come around soon! :)
TIM WOOOOOW IS VERY VERY COOL THE SONG!!!! AND I THINK YOUR DAUGHTER IS VERY LUCKY FOR HAVE YOU AS DAD ..... ♥
Dear Tim, your words are so meaningful to me. I think music is a reflection of the composer himself: his values, his heart, and his depth. When that music has a strong positive message that goes right into the listeners heart, as you said - you have spread good (and let me add love) to others. When I drive my way back home and feel nervous because of traffic or because I had a tough day at work, I put Hopes and Fears and it gives me comfort and in a way that pampers me. No other music or band gives me this feeling. It is not only your lyrics that are southing, but also your song arrangements have a morphine effect. It is hard to explain but it really works for me: A dose of Keane a day, takes my blues away….Hugs!! Giselle
I love this song so much, it feels so encouraging
I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Neon River!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"music make us forget our everyday troubles" that is SO TRUE, and "You've got to bring some good into this world" you got it Tim!! That's exactly what you do with your music, mission accomplished!!!!!!!!!!!
I also love the idea that music can take us out of ourselves, make us forget our everyday problems, make us feel young. The Keane's songs, especially, makes me feel this way... Thanks Tim =)
Gracias!! Es una cancion hermosa, vuelvan pronto a Mexico, son geniales chicos!!
Thanks guys the spanish traslation is so cool, i speak english , but many of your latin american fans don't thanks so much for think in all of us love you Guys!!!
It is true! This song is like a balsam! In moments like these it is important not to lose the hope and in my case and I think that in case of all who congratulate themselves with this group, music is one of the most important means to preserve it. Thank you for contributing to it.
Grazie di cuore Tim per le tue considerazioni in merito alla vostra canzone You are young, mi è piaciuta la tua frase in cui dici che il motivo per cui fate musica è soprattutto portare qualcosa di buono nel mondo e voi ci riuscite benissimo con le vostre melodie , davvero create qualcosa di magico che unisce la gente di ogni parte del mondo, mi riferisco a tutti i vostri fans, siamo tutti legati dall'amore per la vostra musica, è una sensazione bellissima, grazie per regalarci sempre queste emozioni, si vede che fate musica con sentimento! Un abbraccio a tutta la band da Sabrina from Catania!
I loved this song! can't wait to hear the album! Tim you are amazing please keep doing the reviews gracias por agregar la traducción
Thanks to Tim and to km.com for this new section! Nothing can add more value to the songs than the words of the songwriter himself. This song is a caress to the heart, an invitation to live the present time and to share love, with this brilliant double effect of protecting and being protected. "Pay no mind at all to all the things that you don`t know" reminded me to beautiful Rilke's "Letters to a young poet", have you read it? I also love the leit motif of laying down our load, that repeats tenderly along Strangeland. Tim, your music brings some good into this world, for sure... ¡Y gracias por publicar también en castellano! Lots of love from Argentina ♥♥♥♥
Increibleeeeee chicoss!! ojala sigan saliendo más historias asi contando el significado de cada canción SALUDOS DESDE ECUADOR!! ;D
Your words are great, Tim! In these moments, I understand the reason you are one of the world's greatest songwriters. You compose with heart and passion. I am sure that your daughter is proud of the father she has. Kisses from Brazil
gracias por pensar siempre en los fans =) beautiful song!
Thank you for the traduction , i love everything you do, You're a genius Tim... your lirics are amazing! Love love love, come back to Argentina.
Thanks so much Tim :) Kisses from Chile!
Gracias chicos por el español, que bueno que tengan a Latinoamerica en sus planes.. super, super.. Keane Colombia!!
asome, thanks for the traduction! love keane, I hope that come to Argentina, lots of love
I like it so much!! thanks to share with** us this song, its great. And... COME TO MEXICO PLEASE!!!
I like it so much!! thanks to share whit us this song, its great. And... COME TO MEXICO PLEASE!!!
Gracias por poner en español. Thank you Keane for creating such beautiful melodies and songs with so much meaning into them. I loved this song right from the beggining IT SHOULD BE A SINGLE , I love Strangeland and HOpe you come back to Southamerica. Grettings from Bolivia !!!!
Having a "look" at one of your songs from the "inside" is always so nice and interesting; understanding where it is from I mean, and what inspired you to write it. It's amazing how you can translate such a simple thought and feeling in such beautiful lyrics and music. This song is extremely sweet, and obviously the "presence" of a child (or a daughter :) can not be denied, it's a very careing and protective message, but also gives you (or at least this is my impression) a vision of what really matters once you are outside the phisical "protective shield" of people who care for you. As you said, you just have to stay young at heart, and try to do some good in this world :) Thanks for the opportunity of having more details about the new songs, I guess this is just the beginning of a long and pleasant journey through the 12/16 songs of Strangeland. Thanks for giving us, well, at least for giving "me", the chance to say something comprehensible, because every time I see you/the band I just chat and blether nonsense, and I'm so nervous and tense that ....chaos prevails over order in my brain lol :P and I always forget to say how much I love your music. See you soon!!! Lots of love. Simona from..where am I now? Ah ok, Texas..
SALUT TIM°°°°°tout d'abord je voudrais te remercier pour toutes ses jolies chansons qui nous font voyager (comme tu dis oublier notre quotidien pas toujours facile)))dans ton message tu utilise deux mots que j"adore par dessus tout LIBERTE °°BONHEUR °°pour moi ils ne vont pas l'unsans l"autre encore aujourd'hui dans certains coin du monde on se bat pour cette chere LIBERTE je pense que l"orsque ses gens ont obtenus leur dut cela doit etre vraiment un tres grand BONHEUR peu importe leur age°°°° pour moi etre jeune c"est aussi AIMER avec un grand A sentir son coeur s"affoller pour l'etre cher ressentir les meme emois qu"a vingt ans °°se sentir vivante °°°° tu dis que tu veux apporter au monde qelque chose de bien crois moi c'est reussis l"amitie; l"amour de l autre ou bien de la nature le respect ect== vos chansons sont tres biens ecrites autant qu'elles sont belles tu peux etre fiere de toi sincerement cest du bon boulot°°°°GROS BISOUS
Thanks a lot, Tim!!! Kisses from Colombia (Keane Colombia ;D)
The artists, like you (musicians, painters, writers, etc), usually are the translators of our emotions, fantasies and follies. It's the reason because you are so loved.
You really are a genius, Tim. I don't know how you can write amazing song after amazing song all by yourself. You're definitely the main reason Keane make such amazing music.
Tim, I just wanted to thank you for your beautiful and heartfelt lyrics. Your songs have had a huge impact on my life so please don't ever doubt that you are bringing good into this world. And I am just one of probably millions who have been affected by your beautiful music. Big hugs to you, Tom, Richard and Jesse. Love you guys!!!!!
....and those are nice thoughts, Tim! Thank you so much.... and thanks for YOUR MUSIC .... Lots of love!
ISA, from Brasil, Sao Paulo *** Great words! XXXX
Oh, TIM! I really love your piano tunes!!!! Please don't stop composing ever! ;) Go KEANE!
Thanks, Music is always brings something good to me, specially Keane's music , wonderfull lyrics, wonderfull songs !! :D Come to Brasil soon , ok? Loads of Love!
Quan Tim i Tom toquen, un el piano i l'altra l'orga m'agrada. Un exemple en A Bad Dream. I en directe per mi Keane guanyen molt. Petons. Barcelona. Lluïsa
On the way home from work tonight, ipod on shuffle, on came Nothing In My Way, turned up the volume and the traffic was pretty clear all the way! Aaah - the power of Keane! Loving this track too by the way :)
I LOVE THIS SONG. IT SHOULD BE 3TH SINGLE!!!!
love the walkthrough of the track - definitely gives an intimate feeling when listening to the music and lyrics. one week to go, i can hardly wait!
thank you my lovely timmy! :D i can't wait to read about the other songs! Greetings from Chile .
Oh! Thanks Tim!!!...nice song :D, hugs from Perú.
Gràcies per la traducció. M'agrada la idea de grup. Keane és una banda de música i la idea de crear sensacions de màgia és preciós. La força de la juventud i les ganes de fer coses positives és un bon objectiu. I suposo que els fans de Keane busquem. Allò que vas perdent amb l'edat i que necessites sentir. Des de Barcelona un fort petó Tim. Coincideixo amb el teu comentari i m'identifico. Testima Lluïsa.
gracias por la traducción al español :D
Thanks Tim! That's exactly how I interpreted it as well.would love to hear how you would describe black rain and sea fog.
Very nice! , thanks Tim, greetings from Peru
Oh how I agree with you Tim about the awesome power of music! When I'm at a Keane gig, I feel like I'm a teenager again! I loved this track from the first time I heard it at Bexhill 9th March gig! Ange x
beautiful !, i loved ,please come to PERU! :)
I know is one of the beautiful song I've heard of the album...!! and now I know the meaning I like even more!!! Thanks so much for the Spanish version!!!!! Greetings from ARGENTINA!!!!!
thanks tim you are a great person I am immensely grateful for all the songs that mean a lot to me, I think they're the best in the world! I send many greetings from PERU and I hope you come ... we love KEANE!
Guys i can't stop writing to you how brilliant you are, and yes i could feel that magical thing on this song, well in each one of the songs i've heard of this album i can feel something very special,there are no words to describe it,so i just want to say : Thanks a lot for this masterpiece you've created!!! \(-_-)/
Gracias por hacer el comentario también en español. Me encanta la canción y me gusta mucho, muchísimo, lo que dice Tim. Es así, tenemos que ser mejores personas, intentarlo todos los días un poquito más y el mundo estará en paz. HAY QUE DARLE UNA OPORTUNIDAD A LA PAZ. Depende de cada uno de nosotros, como dice Tim. Mi hija y yo, esperamos el CD y verlos aquí en Argentina. Apropósito, cuando vinieron la segunda vez, eramos 25.000 personas no 10.000. Los quiero mucho y nos vemos en Bs.As. Argentina muy pronto. Saludos a todos.
Tim, you are the main reason why I became a Keane fan, now I feel the four of you as ONE, but the feelings the lyrics and the music themselves bring to me are unique. Thanks for everything and please never stop!! All the best, The Frog Prince Squad \o/
Thanks Tim, it's great that you posted it in espanish as well. Greetz from Argentina, we're waiting
Thank you, Tim, for giving us a better understanding of YOUR meaning of the song...That is always so important to me. One can always guess...but hearing it straight from you is golden....Much gratitude!...Sherry W., Michigan, USA.
Thanks Tim for the explanation. I really liked what you wrote and now the curious to hear this song (like the whole album) has grown up so much.
Tim, with your poetry and lyrics, you definitely made the world a better place to live. You, Tom, Rich & Jesse have been working so hard to entertain people with your music. Good job. Thanks, Mr. Km. Beijos, Regina.
HUGS FROM INDONESIA!! :D
Beautiful song! Thanks Tim for remembering us to try and stay young at heart! You're amazing!
You Are Young is beautiful. I can tell you all worked hard on this one. After reading this, I think you hit the emotions you were trying to express perfectly. In fact, I can see people at festivals sing the 'Whoa oh oh' parts as loud as they can! Thanks so much Tim
Great!! Thanks, Tim, for your explanation =) And thanks for posting in Spanish too!! HUGE HUGS FROM CHILE =)
:'D Tu sacas muchos sentimientos Tim
Awesome! This made my day, I can't wait to hear the background for all the songs! You are Young is an amazing song (as are all the other songs on Strangeland), thanks Tim! :) Love, Jenny
thx so much Tim.xx