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When I Grow Up
by Pierce Pettis

When I grow up I won't have to think,
I won't have to see unpleasant things,
It'll all be perfect, just like on TV,
And when I grow up I won't feel a thing,
I won't trifle in other people's pain,
I'll put these childish things away.

When I grow up, when I grow up,
When I grow up I won't have to think so much.

When I grow up I'll look out for me,
It's a small lifeboat, baby, it's a great big sea,
And your tears are nothing; don't put that guilt on me.

Oh, when I grow up, when I grow up,
When I grow up I won't have to think so much.

The one who does with the most toys wins,
The one who dies in unspeakable sin, while the hungry multitude is condemned to live,
Yeah, loaves and fishes, and fairytales,
Let them eat cake, let the strong prevail,
Let me alone, let them help themselves.

I wanna kill this little voice inside of me,
Yeah, the crazy little bastard saying things I will not believe,
I wanna slide just like a snake into the driver's seat,
Oh, I'm so glad I'm living in the USA, with my BMW and my MBA,
Driving over the slums, high on the new beltway.

When I grow up, when I grow up,
When I grow up I won't have to think so much,
Oh, when I grow up, when I grow up,
When I grow up I won't have to feel so much.

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