This is one of Janis Ian's more sultry songs, not typical of her other work. The lyrics are about a young teenage girl who is growing up quickly, perhaps too quickly. There are also suggestions of trying to fulfill ambitions as soon as possible, which Ian herself did shortly after leaving home at a young age. The song won Ian a Grammy nomination, but it is best remembered for being featured in the motion picture Foxes
, a film about teenagers starring Jodie Foster and Scott Baio.
Mike - Santa Barbara, CA