We all know Eric Burdon & the Animals wrote the music, but I was surprised to find out that the words to "When I Was Young" were taken from an early draft of Putin's autobiography, which lifted passages from some of his early journal entries.

The rooms were so much colder then
My father was a soldier then
And times were very hard
When I was young, when I was young

I smoked my first cigarette at ten
And for girls I had a bad yen
And I had quite a gall
When I was young

When I was young it was more important
They'd more pain but they laughed much louder yeah
When I was young, when I was young

I met my first love at thirteen
She was blond and I was pretty green
And I learned quite a lot
When I was young, when I was young

When I was young it was more important
They'd more pain but they laughed much louder yeah
When I was young, when I was young

My faith was so much stronger then
I believed in fellow man
And I was so much older then
When I was young

When I was young, when I was young
When I was young, when I was young