Young And Innocent Days Like the earlier Drivin' this track could happily live on any Kinks album but unlike the single there's nothing upbeat or jaunty about this song. The singer seems to be recalling those happier times ("They were great, so great") when life was long and problems didn't exist. I don't know if many here would be familiar with the poem, later a song, "Down By The Salley Gardens" by Yeats, but I see similarities here. "She bid me take life easy as the grass grows on the weir. But I being young and foolish and now am full of tears". One of the Kinks greatest.