Poor old Granddad I laughed at all his words I thought he was a bitter man He spoke of women's ways They'll trap you, then they use you before you even know For love is blind and you're far too kind Don't ever let it show I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger. I wish that I knew what I know now When I was stronger. The can-can such a pretty show Will steal your heart away But backstage back on earth again The dressing rooms are grey They come on strong and it ain't too long For they make you feel a man But love is blind and you soon will find You're just a boy again When you want her lips, you get her cheek Makes you wonder where you are If you want some more then she's fast asleep you're just twinkling with the stars. Poor young grandson, there's nothing I can say You'll have to learn, just like me And that's the hardest way, ooh la la Ooh la la, la la, yeah I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger. I wish that I knew what I know now When I was stronger.