GROWIN' UP

Live 24 Sep 1999 version

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

Well the flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for a first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing
I pushed B-52 and I bombed 'em with the blues with 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 "come down" I (Crowd: Threw up)
Ooh, ooh, growin' up

Big Man!

[Spoken:] And I was fifty, but really I'd, I'd rather be in Philadelphia.

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, 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 wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up
Ooh, ooh, growin' up
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Growin' up


Page last updated: 22 Jul 2010

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 24 Sep 1999 performance of GROWIN' UP at First Union Spectrum in Philadelphia, PA, during The Reunion Tour. The song was played in a full-band, album-style arrangement.


Ticket stub for the 24 Sep 1999 show at First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA

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Credits

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