Growing Pains

Album: The Pains of Growing (2018)
Charted: 65
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  • 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

    Eh eh, hey yeah, yeah, yeah...
    And I can't hide, 'cause growing pains are keeping me up at night
    Eh eh, hey yeah, 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've even care for "grown"
    If it's just alone, yeah

    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

    Eh eh, hey yeah, yeah, yeah...
    And I can't hide, 'cause growing pains are keeping me up at night
    Eh eh, hey yeah, 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'd like to admit but I can't lie to myself, to anyone
    'Cause phoning 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

    Eh eh, hey yeah, yeah, yeah...
    No band-aids for the growing pains
    Writer/s: Alessia Cara, Oak & Andrew "Pop" Wansel
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