I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Tom Waits Lyrics


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

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Pato Ríos

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 grow 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 TV set
I don't wanna grow up
Open up the medicine chest
And I don't wanna grow up
I don't wanna have to shout it out
I don't want my hair to fall out
I don't wanna be filled with doubt
I don't wanna be a good boy scout
I don't wanna 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 grow 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



lorenzo M

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"Insurance Casino" the $2,000 TRILLION ISDA SWAPS Casino, every human activity known to man is "Monetized" in the
"Click Bait" World we are in since 2009 when the Obama Nation refused to dissolve the World's largest Casino in all of human History.

An ISDA regulated Casino in the DARK by the 1% Money Masters who can never be held accountable for 1-3% pure profits
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"Insurance bets fraud and bailouts" and
"privatize" the $300+++ BILLION in
FDIC broker fees in the USA in 2009 alone, Ben Bernanke
responded to the Court, ...."the Domesday Book".........800 year old Ex Parte British Crown Law......implying that as agents of the Government (Crown/King) and the levying and spending of the TAXES and MONEY of the (USA/English Common Law) World, they could NEVER be legally held accountable as
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for malfeasance with TAXPAYER MONEY.
or the ISSUANCE of that money in CRIMINAL or CIVIL proceedings.

Hence Lloyd Blankfeinn's amazing statement while CEO of Goldman Sachs at the time
"We are doing's God's work"...!!!!!!!!



lorenzo M

I am the slime oozing out From your tv set

I am gross and perverted
Im obsessed n deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you can't look away
I make you think Im delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime oozing out
From your tv set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we don't need you
Don't got for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

That's right, folks..
Don't touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Oozing along on your living room floor

I am the slime from your video
Cant stop the slime, people, look it me go

Frank Zappa



crittheory

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 grow 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 TV set
I don't wanna grow up
Open up the medicine chest
And I don't wanna grow up
I don't wanna have to shout it out
I don't want my hair to fall out
I don't wanna be filled with doubt
I don't wanna be a good boy scout
I don't wanna 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 grow 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 I get here so soon
I don't wanna grow up



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John Cordova

In 5 minutes i'm tuning 25, still in my parents house, 10 dolars in the bank, unable to find a job in my shity home town and the feeling that there is no hope for me, i dont wanna gro4w the fuck up...

Fool on the Hill

Think it's bad now, wait till you hit 41

Reverand Dave

Take heart brother, there are hard times ahead but there are awesome ones too. You'll get passed this and you'll be a better person for it. Keep your head up, keep your shoulders back, don't let the world get the best of you. You get better one step at a time, next thing you know you're a mile down the road. Give the world what you can and you won't be sorry. I'm 44 with 3 kids and 2 divorces, 2 layoffs in my history and I'm still finding my place and my peace but I know it's there. You have a lot of life and a lot to give. You won't find your answers tomorrow, but you'll find them just don't give up.

Madeline Wise

Check out some Charles Bukowski's quotes. They'll inspire you as one human being to another. Also, E.E.Cummings poem "If". Life is incredibly sad, beautiful and tragic and we're all in it together.

david petersen

@The Adventure Line™ "The biggest error is you think you have time. " - Buddha

The Adventure Line™

Don't rush. You have time

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ninehorse johnson

I don't think Tom ever grew up... and that's a great thing

Gongo The Mongolord

@Ralphie Ralph Young Children have simple yet strong morals that they start losing through puberty and are left as basically empty shells as adults, living their lives to survive another day, to seek another pleasure, or to feed their egoism. even when children are cruel, there's some sort of passion and strength behind their actions, and you are more willing to defend yourself. you still have absolute self.respect for yourself, and you'll be damn if you let some scrawny kid offend you. as an adult, this world of heroes and villains, of bullies and defenders, of good people against bad people, it all dies out. you are encouraged to never react, to take the easy way out, to lower your head, until you reach a breaking point. you have to accept everything is rotting, you are rotting, and although there may be a solution to this, it's not your fucking problem. you aren't really interested in living, but you ain't even willing to die either. you just exist, until one day you don't. that's why not growing up mentally is a good thing. you not only are able to see the evils of the world, but you even have the means and the intelligence a child doesn't have to defeat them.

Robin Fontaine

@Madam Vaudelune That's what I'd like to know about it

Robin Fontaine

@Ralphie Ralph You don't see the advantage of not being thrown into an existence to didn't ask for nor do you ever have control over your life thereafter?

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