I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Holly Cole Lyrics

When I'm lyin' in my bed at night
I don't wanna grow up
nothin' ever seems to turn out right
I don't wanna 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
when I see the price that you pay
I don't wanna gow up
I don't ever wanna be that way
I don't wanna grow up

Seems like folks turn into things that 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 wanna grow up
open up the medicine chest
and I don't wanna gow up
I don't wanna have to shout it out
I don't wanna be filled with doubt
I don't wanna be a good boy scout
I don't wannt have to learn to count
I don't wanna have the biggest amount
I don't wanna grow up

Well when I see my parents fight
I don't wanna gow up
they all go out and drinking all night
and I don't wanna grow up
I'd rather stay here in my room
nothin' out there but sad and gloom
I don't wanna live in a big old tomb
on Grand Street

When I see the 5 o'clock news
I don't wanna grow up
comb their hair and shine their shoes
I don't wanna grow up
stay around in my old hometown
I don't wanna put no money down
I don't wanna get me a big old loan
work them fingers to the bone
I don't wanna float a broom
fall in love and get married then boom
how the hell did it get here so soon
I don't wanna grow up

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Maik Pülmanns

Listen to this Bass
Listen to this Piano

she touchs my Heart



How does this version not have more views? And likes?

Frank Rawicz

CommonRabbit because tom waits' is way better (and also the original) but this one is good as well

Patrick Hayes

A beautiful Tom Waits cover. Hearts


So sad and beautiful


First time i heard this from her record...some 10 years ago i was not able to hold my tears. It still has the same effect on me every time i listen to it. Masterpiece!

C Naber

Her music has influenced me so much. I just love her.


Candlelight version. Very original!

Robert Ohsberg


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