So you're scared and you're thinking
That maybe we ain't that young anymore
While writing about not being “that young anymore” may seem odd for a songwriter then in his mid-20s, the cultural and political climate of the time made even young people feel older than they were. Bruce told Rolling Stone:
The songs were written immediately after the Vietnam War, and you forget everybody felt like that [like they “ain’t that young anymore”] then. There’s quite a sense of dread and uncertainty about the future and who you were, where you were going, where the whole country was going, so that found its way into the record.
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