GROWIN' UP

Live 07 Aug 1976 version

Professor, please!

Shoo!

Well I stood stone-like at midnight suspended in my masquerade
And I combed my hair till it looked just right and commanded the night brigade, whoa!
I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
I strode all alone into a fallout zone and came out with my soul untouched
Hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up
Ooh, ooh, growin' up

The flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing
Jukebox graduate for first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing
I pushed B-52, bombed 'em with the blues, my gear set stubborn on standing
I broke all the rules, strafed my old high school, never once gave thought to landing
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up
Ooh, ooh, growin' up, whoa

Shh!

[Spoken:] Now what's gonna happen here...

[Spoken:] Alright, um, we're gonna play it back! You have your instant-method replay paper!

I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere, you know it's really hard to hold your breath
I swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared, I was the cosmic kid
My feet they finally took root in the earth, I got me a nice little place in the stars
I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
I hid in the clouded breast of the crowd, when they said "pull down" I pulled up
Ooh, ooh, growin' up
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Growin' up


Page last updated: 22 Jul 2010

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 07 Aug 1976 performance of GROWIN' UP at Monmouth Arts Center in Red Bank, NJ, during the Lawsuit Tour. The song was played in a full-band, album-style arrangement. Performances like this one early in the tour did not feature a story in the break, although the instrumental was heavily extended and this particular version included some banter.

This was the last of a six-night stand at Monmouth Arts Center.


Promotional ad for the August 1976 six-night stand at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
[Taken from Brucebase]

Ticket stub for the 07 Aug 1976 show at Monmouth Arts Center, Red Bank, NJ
[Taken from Brucebase]

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Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).