Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast
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|"Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast"|
|Single by Airbourne|
|from the album Runnin' Wild|
|Released||27 June 2007|
|Songwriter(s)||Joel O'Keeffe, Victor James Wright|
|Airbourne singles chronology|
- "Too Much, Too Young, Too Fast"
- Joel O'Keeffe - lead vocals, lead guitar
- David Roads - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Justin Street - bass, backing vocals
- Ryan O'Keeffe - drums
The lyrics focus on the singer's dissatisfaction with the state of modern society. The song likens bankers to "street gangs and mad men" and their business manoeuvres to "private wars", and continues by criticising "the eye in the sky" (personal surveillance), specifically facial recognition, and the paranoia that this then causes. In the chorus, the singer affirms that "if it's the end of days, I'm going out in style", reflecting his desire to seize the day.
In popular culture
- It is featured in Burnout Paradise and is the official theme of NASCAR 09.
- It was played live on Jimmy Kimmel in 2008.
- It is the intro theme to the movie Lost Boys: The Tribe.
- It was featured in the trailer for "I Love You Beth Cooper".
- It was featured in "Guitar Hero: World Tour".
|U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks||16|
|Canadian Hot 100||74|
- on YouTube