GROWIN' UP

Live 27 Jul 2008 version

[Spoken intro:] Oh, thank you! Alright, we wanna get to some of these requests. Alright, what've we got? "Ten-year-old fan is Growin' Up. Her name is Rosie!" Rosie, where are you? Come on, honey? Yep, right, right there? You look older than ten! Oh, there she is! She's ten! Alright. Alright.
Yes!
You're ten. So that means, uh, this song was written a quarter-of-a-century before you were born. Must be good! [laughs] That's right. Your, your, your daddy was a wink in his mama's eye! Alright! [laughs] For Rosie!


Well I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade
I combed my hair till it looked just right and commanded the night brigade, whoo!
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
I had a jukebox graduate for a first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing
I pushed B-52, 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
Ooh, ooh, growin' up

Come on, say it!

[Spoken:] There you were, Rosie. A little egg inside a little egg inside a little egg inside a little egg. And meanwhile,

I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere, you know it's really hard to hold your breath
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 wrath of the crowd, when they said "sit down" I stood up
Ooh, ooh, growin' up
Yeah, yeah, yeah, growin' up
Hey!


Page last updated: 23 Jul 2010

Info

The above lyrics are for the live 27 Jul 2008 performance of GROWIN' UP at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, during the Magic Tour. The song was played in a full-band, album-style arrangement, and featured a brief spoken bit in the break in honor of Rosie, a ten-year-old girl who held a sign request for the song.


Ticket stub for the 27 Jul 2008 show at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

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Credits

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