I can think of younger days when living for my life
Was everything a man could want to do
I could never see tomorrow
But I was never told about the sorrow

from Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? Lyrics on Rap Genius


Al Green is talking about his childhood innocence. Childhood is about enjoying the closed “bubble” you are put in by your parents, not ever having to deal with the sorrows of the world; such as heartbreaks. Being a child you felt like the world belonged to you. Now that he is grown up, the reality of the world is something he has to deal with.

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