When Yer Twenty Two
The Flaming Lips Lyrics


Stuck in the perpetual motion
Dying against the machine
The whole thing leaves
You a nothing instead of a these
The sun is black and the black halos fly
And your number is backwards again when you try
The sound is so cute when you're 22
When you're 22

Eggs break when you walk on the scramble
You're living against the machine
The whole thing leaves
You a nothing instead of a these
The bone is cracked and the cracked eggshells fly
And your number is backwards again when you drive
The whole thing's removed when you're 22
When you're 22

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Written by: MICHAEL IVINS, STEVEN DROZD, WAYNE COYNE

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Mickey Flipper

I never understood what this song was about 20 years ago. But now that I'm older and listen to it now. It makes complete sense. 

It's about that wide-eyed innocence thinking the world is at your feet. When you realize it's all just another swindle and you're trying to make ends meet. 

"It all sounds cute....when you're 22." 

Timber Line

I'm 44 and been listening to this song since I was 22. At twice that age I still feel like this song represents me perfectly. I remember wondering what 44 would feel like.... I envisioned a lot more security and less angst

snipelfritz

lol, clearly I'm not the first person to hit this up on their 22nd birthday

Tristan Reid

I'm 22 today, stuck in the perpetual motion, not getting a chance to breathe. my only chances are to endure the pain until i reach my goals.

MonDieugar

Or question your goals? Its easier to do that when you’re twentysomething.

Fiona Azizaj

22nd birthdayyy today holaa !

Seth Gossler

Today's my last day of being 22, and there's no end in sight.

Micheal O'Dwyer

That bass line reminds me of "Lady Godiva's Operation" by the Velvet Underground.. Not a surprising influence for this band

Eluem

FINALLY GET TO LISTEN TO THIS ON MY 22ND BIRTHDAY TODAY :D

Kevin Gowen

How do you feel being 28 now?

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