We Were Only Young Once
Written by Jack Sundrud, Craig Bickhardt and Mark McPherson

I can still see two kids
Running headlong into the storm
As soon as the lightning and thunder passed
We were ready for more
Our weakness was thinking our thinking was new
Our strength was not knowing what we couldn't do
Sometimes we're still foolish or careless or drunk
But we were only young once

We were only young
Once we believed that the whole world was ours
We were only young
Once we believed that our days were as numberless as the stars
We were only young once
We were only young once

Now the years take their toll
And some wildness sinks into the west
We've learned how to bluff with a losing hand
Hold 'em close to the vest
Our weakness was thinking that right would prevail
Our strength was not seeing the finger on the scale
But we're proud of our kids when they stick to their guns
Cause we were only young once

We were only young
Once we believed that the whole world was ours
We were only young
Once we believed that our days were as numberless as the stars
We were only young once
We were only young once

We were all in
We went all out
We had no fear
We had no doubt

We were only young
Once we believed that the whole world was ours
We were only young
Once we believed that our days were as numberless as the stars
We were only young once
We were only young once