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Youngblood

5 Seconds of Summer

Youngblood Lyrics

[Verse 1: Luke]
Remember the words you told me
"Love me 'til the day I die"
Surrender my everything
'Cause you made me believe you're mine

Yeah, you used to call me baby
Now you're calling me by name

Takes one to know one, yeah
You beat me at my own damn game


[Pre-Chorus: Luke]
You push and you push and I'm pulling away
Pulling away from you

I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take


[Chorus: Luke & All]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I'm just a dead man walking tonight

But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight

'Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Verse 2: Luke]
Lately our conversations
End like it's the last goodbye
Then one of us gets too drunk
And calls about a hundred times

So, who you been calling baby?
Nobody could take my place

When you’re looking at those strangers
Hope to God you see my face

[Chorus: Luke & All]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I'm just a dead man walking tonight
But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight
'Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh


[Bridge: Luke]
You push and you push and I'm pulling away
Pulling away from you
I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take
You're running around and I'm running away
Running away from you, mmm, from you

[Chorus: All]
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me out of your life
And I'm just a dead man walking tonight
But you need it, yeah, you need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh
Youngblood
Say you want me, say you want me back in your life
So I’m just a dead man crawling tonight
'Cause I need it, yeah, I need it all of the time
Yeah, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Outro: All]
You push and you push and I'm pulling away
Pulling away from you
I give and I give and I give and you take
Give and you take
Youngblood
Say you want me
Say you want me out of your life
And I'm just a dead man walking tonight

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About “Youngblood”

On “Youngblood,” 5SOS sing about the push and pulls of a relationship. In this song, we see 5SOS move further away from their defining sound from previous albums and see the growth and maturity in their songwriting.

“Youngblood” is the title track from 5SOS' third album released on June 15th, and was an instant grat when you pre-ordered the album on iTunes.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    When performing “Youngblood” for the first time in Stockholm, Sweden, guitarist Michael Clifford said:

    This next song embodies everything that the third record is gonna be.

    Drummer Ashton Irwin has said this is his favorite song on the album, releasing a statement about the song:

    I loved that new wave could be really melancholy, but also up. It had romanticism and anger, but also energy and colour. That’s exactly what we wanted for our new music.

    In the tweet announcing the album’s preorder and the song’s release Luke stated

    One of my favourites. Never been more proud of anything

  • What was the songwriting process for the song?

    The band wrote the song with the same team that crafted Camila Cabello’s hit “Havana.”

    Here’s what vocalist/guitarist Luke Hemmings said about the process:

    We had to move forward and test our songwriting and progress. It was the greatest thing we could do—we were hungry for something new and exciting. It felt like starting the band again!

  • Is there only one singer and what is his name? What do the others do?

    Luke Hemmings, 5 Seconds of Summer’s frontman, was the only member to provide vocals in both this track, and their comeback single “Want You Back”. In their previous albums and ep’s, all band members played instruments and sang in both most all of their songs. The first time Luke was the only one to sing was in “Outer Space/Carry On”, on their sophomore album. The remaining members, Calum Hood (bass player), Ashton Irwin (drummer), and Michael Clifford (guitarist) have stuck to playing their respective instruments since they came off of their break.

  • What inspired this song?

    5 Seconds of Summer:

    So we made this band when we were pretty young. I think it back, we were looking for something since we were young that was a staple sound for this band. We knew what we were influenced by but we weren’t quite sure how to approach it and create it in a … create something fresh in a way that wouldn’t just be straight up replicating another artist. I think it took time for us to mature musically and in our lives, in general, to come to a point where we could create something like “Youngblood” because “Youngblood” actually has older influences. It’s influenced by Tears for Fears, The Police, Michael Jackson, especially the melodic work, so to get to that point, I would say the moments were just our career, in general, and having a motivation to search for something that was unique to this band.

  • How did you link up with watt?

    5 Seconds of Summer:

    Andrew Watt primarily for me is a motivator and an amazing communicator. I think we got to a point where we could actually make music with him long after we met him. We met him in a bar I’m pretty sure, about two years ago in LA. He was playing like a little gig, and he played it like he was playing in a stadium. He was just mind-blowing. He’s not the tallest dude but he feels gigantic on stage and he’s a powerhouse performer and we used to go see him all the time. And that’s how we met him and he said to me, “One day we’re going to make an album together” and we were hammered and I was like, “Cool man, sounds good.” And then, the yellow brick road led to outside his studio making “Youngblood,” so it’s crazy but that’s how we met him and then yeah. The rest is history.

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