Live 11 Nov 2006 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
I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
I strode all alone through 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
([Crowd:] Oh, oh) Growin' up
Ah-one, two, three, four!
Well, the flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for 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
Hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "come down" I threw up
([Crowd:] Oh, oh, growin' up)
Yeah, let's do, come on!
Come on, play!
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
And my feet they finally took root in the earth, got me a nice little place in the stars
Swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
Hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up
Oh, oh, growin' up
Oh, oh, growin' up
One, two, a-one, two!
Page last updated: 22 Jul 2010
The above lyrics are for the live 11 Nov 2006 performance of GROWIN' UP at
Wembley Arena in London, England, during The Seeger Sessions Tour. The song was played in
a radically revamped full-band arrangement.
Ticket stub for the 11 Nov 2006 show at Wembley Arena, London, England
[Taken from BishopDanced.com]
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Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake).