Nobody knows what the future holds
And it’s bad enough just getting old

from Vampire Weekend – Diane Young Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This verse takes a peek behind the reckless “live fast” mentality to show that it’s actually born from anxieties about mortality and a future full of unknowns. It might be read as sarcastic, implying that the proper solution is to embrace the fast pace of time and the unknown future, and enjoy the ride as much as possible, or as a simple earnest expression of these universal fears.

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