I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Album: Bone Machine (1992)
  • Well, when I'm lyin' in my bed at night
    I don't want to grow up
    Nothin' ever seems to turn out right
    I don't want to grow up
    How do you move in a world of fog
    That's always changing things?
    Makes me wish that I could be a dog
    Well, when I see the price that you pay
    I don't want to grow up
    I don't ever want to be that way
    I don't want to grow up

    Seems like folks turn into things they they'd never want
    The only thing to live for is today

    I'm gonna put a hole in my T.V. set
    I don't want to grow up
    Open up the medicine chest
    And I don't want to grow up
    I don't want to have to shout it out
    I don't want my hair to fall out
    I don't want to be filled with doubt
    I don't want to be a good boy scout
    I don't want to have to learn to count
    I don't want to have the biggest amount
    I don't want to grow up

    Well, when I see my parents fight
    I don't want to grow up
    They all go out and drinking all night
    And I don't want to grow up
    I'd rather say here in my room
    Nothin' out there but sad and gloom
    I don't want to live in a big old tomb on Grand Street, hoo

    When I see the five o'clock news
    I don't want to grow up
    Comb their hair and shine their shoes
    I don't want to grow up
    Stay around in my old hometown
    I don't want to put no money down
    I don't want to get me a big old loan
    Work them fingers to the bone
    I don't want to float a broom
    Fall in love and get married then boom
    How the hell did I get here so soon?
    I don't want to grow up Writer/s: KATHLEEN BRENNAN, THOMAS ALAN WAITS
    Publisher: JALMA MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Oldpink from Farmland, InThe video for this song is really strange, with a guy wearing a bad devil outfit riding a tricycle, and Waits "playing" a ukulele the size of a TV remote under a table.
    Beavis & Butt-Head's comments while watching the video were really funny, though.
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