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The Young Folks is one of The Jackson 5 songs in the album, ABC and in the B-Side of ABC (Which is slightly different than the album version). This song is a cover of a song of The Supremes, so it's written by George Gordy and Allen Story. The Jackson 5 cover was released on May 1970 (U.S.) and August 1970 (U.K.) and was recorded on February of 1970. This song is 2 minutes and 50 seconds in length and it appeared in Jackson 5ive in the episode, Pinestock U.S.A.[1][2]

Lyrics

  • You better make a way for the young folks!
  • Here we come and we're so alive
  • We're here for business buddy, and don't want no jive
  • Brighter tomorrows are in our eyes
  • You better make a way for the young folks , oooo
  • Yeah yeah yeah yeah!
  • We say yes and you say no
  • We ask you why and you close the door
  • My old friend I thought you know by now, yeah
  • You can't do that to the young folks, oh
  • No no no no!
  • You might not like it, but I've got to tell you
  • Oh, gotta tell you, na na yeah yeah!
  • You better make way for the young folks
  • ooo, yeah yeah yeah yeah!
  • We're marching with signs
  • We're standing in line, yeah yeah
  • Protesting your rights
  • To turn out the lights in our lives
  • Here's the deal
  • Accept it if you will
  • We're coming on strong, yeah
  • Its our turn to build
  • My old friend I thought you know by now, yeah
  • You gotta make way for the young folks, ooo yeah yeah yeah yeah
  • You might not like it, but I've got to tell you
  • Oh, gotta tell you, oh yeah yeah yeah
  • You better make way, you better make way
  • You gotta make way for the young folks, yeah yeah...

In ABC

This song is the 12th song in the album.[3]

References

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