Growing Up in Public

Album: Growing Up In Public (2014)
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  • Ah, mate
    A wise man once said
    Just as things start looking up
    It all goes to shit again
    Story of my fucking life

    I'm growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public

    They told me to act my age
    Maybe one day I'll act it
    But for now I'm going backwards, yeah
    Lacing up my shoes, buttoning my shirt
    I don't know why I'm bothering, you can't polish a turd
    Is my tie straight?
    I did it and I did it all my way
    I told you from the get-go
    It was my way or the high way
    And I weren't lying then
    Ain't lying now, never been, lying down
    It's nothing new to me, the press ain't ever been too nice
    I ain't surprised, the headline was about the DUI

    I'm growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public

    Think to yourself, what would I have done?
    Somebody popped my watch and then tried to run
    We got in a tussle, all the while
    I had no idea where my wife had gone, plus I'm poignant on
    Whether he's got a gun or a knife on him
    Not knowing if her life was in
    Danger why I tried to hold on to the watch and fight the.
    Then I heard her scream, so I'm guessing he bought more guys with him
    Fuck the watch, my priority's Millie now
    You think what I did was so silly now you've figured it out?
    Worked out the reason for me getting into the whip
    Not only is this dickhead who got me kicked
    And gotten away with my watch, he's gone and gotten me in all of this shit
    Shame I never caught up to him in the whip, eh?

    I'm growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public

    OK, if I'm being logical, in hindsight then probably,
    It is not a shame that I didn't catch up
    To the little toerag in the car
    Because that could've ended with me in more trouble than I already am
    DCI Clarke
    Detective Constable Clarke
    I don't like you, at all
    We will never, ever be friends
    I don't wanna be a criminal
    I'm nearly 30 years old
    I'm a married man I wanna move to the country, have children and smoke my pipe with nothing illegal in it

    I'm growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public
    Growing up, growing up, growing up in public Writer/s: KHALIL ABDUL-RAHMAN, ERIK ALBERT GEORGE ALCOCK, PRANAM INJETI, STEPHEN MANDERSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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