To Be Young

from by Nick Iles

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price



When I was young I'd stand on my head and watch as the ceiling became the floor
And I stepped over the rim of the wall that stood just a little above the door
I'd spend my time just wandering the lands that were inside my brain
I would hike the hills of mine for miles and miles with little strain

Had I kept my thoughts inside, I could have been spared a couple laughs
Had I always held my tongue, my punishment would have been cut in half
And I gladly would have taken any label they would destine me
But that would take away the fun, it’s kinda like a mystery

Oh, Oh, to be young
Oh, Oh, to be young

The Lord was patient with the young, for He could see their heart’s desire
They followed him without reserve, for they were filled with holy fire
To have a faith that’s childlike is something that is hard to find
It’s something that’s essential but as we grow up is left behind

When I was young my mind was pure and clean it was distraction-less
And I could only praise the savior as I laid my head to rest
My villains grew in strength and size as I had grown beyond my youth
I've been told the more you know the more you don't, and that's the truth

Oh, Oh, to be young
Oh, Oh, to be young

Linger, a little longer, Linger, a little longer, Tell me now how do you feel about it
Sing a little louder, Sing a little louder, Every time you sing unto The Lord
Grow a little taller, grow a little taller, the inches add, and soon you’ll be a man
Walk a little farther, walk a little farther, you well know, that you are far from home

To be young!

Oh, Oh, to be young
Oh, Oh, to be young


from Northern Lights, released January 18, 2015




Nick Iles Waukesha, Wisconsin

A home recorded music production for anyone who wants to listen.

contact / help

Contact Nick Iles

Streaming and
Download help