Growing Pains

Album: The Pains of Growing (2018)
Charted: 65
  • (You're on your own, kid)
    (You are)

    Make my way through the motions, I try to ignore it
    But home's looking farther the closer I get
    Don't know why I can't see the end
    Is it over yet?
    A short leash and a short fuse don't match
    They tell me it ain't that bad
    Now don't you overreact
    So I just hold my breath, don't know why
    I can't see the sun when young should be fun (fun)

    And I guess the bad can get better
    Gotta be wrong before it's right
    Every happy phrase engraved in my mind
    And I've always been a go-getter
    There's truth in every word I write
    But still the growing pains, growing pains
    They're keeping me up at night

    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    And I can't hide
    'Cause growing pains are keeping me up at night
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    And I can't hide
    'Cause growing pains are keeping me up at night

    Try to mend what's left of my content incomprehension
    As I take on the stress of the mess that I've made
    Don't know if I even care for "grown"
    If it's just alone

    And I guess the bad can get better
    Gotta be wrong before it's right
    Every happy phrase engraved in my mind
    I've always been a go-getter
    There's truth in every word I write
    But still the growing pains, growing pains
    They're keeping me up at night

    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    And I can't hide
    'Cause growing pains are keeping me up at night
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    And I can't hide
    'Cause growing pains are keeping me up at night

    Starting to look like Ms. Know-it-all
    Can't take her own advice
    Can't find pieces of peace of mind, I cry
    More than I want to admit
    But I can't lie to myself, to anyone
    'Cause phonin' it in isn't any fun
    Can't run back to my youth the way I want to
    The days my brother was quicker to fool
    AM radio, not much to do
    Used monsters as an excuse to lie awake
    Now the monsters are the ones that I have to face
    No band-aids for the growing pains

    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah (ah yeah)
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    Hey, hey, hey, yeah, yeah
    No, no band-aids for the growing painsWriter/s: Alessia Caracciolo, Andrew Dexter Wansel, Warren Felder
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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