"Gettin' Grown" as written by and Eric Stamile Gaelle Adisson....
Hey
Little boy you got a lot of stay
You have to fall inevitibly
And I've sure come a long way

The road up ahead is so unclear
Back slidin down the bottom of beer
Nobody knew if I would make it here

Sweet music set me free
From ....... started to be
I wish my mama was alive to see

The memories of pain have scarred
And when I fall it's usually hard
But I get up and keep followin' God

Hey, I'm Gettin' grown, (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin grown
I'm Gettin grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin grown, hey

Now I remember the good ol' days
Broads and boxes and blunts to blaze
Now I got three children to raise

I never won't be perfect I know,
But workin on it is worse than I know,
Life is just learning as you go

Been selfish once or twice
I had to how learn to sacrifice
So here's to my late nighters be nice

Every day that goes by I find
It eithers hits me or robs you blind
Gotta owe ya this life of mine

I'm gettin grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin grown,
I'm gettin grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin grown
(whistling)

Oooo, time changed but it feels the same,
There's no tellin what tommorow will bring,
Even if I could I wouldn't change a thang

Hey, Lord I know I'm not here to stay
But thanks for wakin' me up today
Prepare me for what may come my way

Say, young man, there's no need to cry
Because I know you will get by
Look your destiny in the eye

Everyday my heart burns to try
You got to walk before you learn to fly
And we all got to earn to die

I'm gettin' grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin' grown
I'm gettin' grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin' grown
I'm gettin' grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin' grown
I'm gettin' grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin' grown
I'm gettin' grown (la la la la la, la la la la la) I'm gettin' grown
(fade)


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    General Commentthis isn't the correct transcript of the song...please disregard whomever posted this set of lyrics.
    QuikWOLFYon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, four years since a single post. Here's the correct lyrics, and as far as what the song means...well, 99% of Cee-Lo's songs are straight-forward.

    Ohhhh, mmhmmm.
    Well, well, mmmhmmm.
    Hey, heyy.

    Little boy, you're not allowed to stay,
    You have to evolve inevitably,
    And I've sure come a long way.
    Hey, hey, the road up ahead was so unclear,
    Backsliding down the bottom there,
    Nobody knew if I would make it here.

    And hey, sweet music set me free,
    From the statistic that I started to be,
    I wish my momma was alive to see.
    Mmhmm, the memories of the pain are scarred,
    And when I fall it's usually hard,
    But I get up and keep followin' God.

    I'm gettin' grown,
    Lalalala, lalalala,
    I'm gettin' grown.

    Mmmm, gettin' grown,
    lalalala, lalalala,
    I'm gettin' grown, hey.

    Aha-ha-ha-ha,
    I remember the good ol' days,
    Brawls, and boxes of blunts to blaze,
    But I got three children to raise.
    I-I-I-I'm never gonna be perfect, I know,
    But workin on it is worth it, I know,
    Life is just learning as you go.
    Mmmhmm, been selfish once or twice,
    I had to learn how to sacrifice,
    To live til my late nineties'd be nice.
    Mmmhmmm, everday that goes by is divine,
    Resentment, it'll rob ya blind,
    God I owe you this life of mine.

    I'm gettin' grown,
    Lalalala, lalalala,
    I'm gettin' grown.

    'Gettin grown,
    Lalalalala, lalalala,
    Gettin' grown.

    *Whistling*

    Times changee, but I feel the same,
    There's no tellin' what tomorrow'll bring,
    And if I could, I wouldn't change a thing.
    Hey, heyy, Lord I know I'm not here to stay,
    But thanks for wakin' me up today,
    Prepare for what might come my way.

    And heyy, young man there's no need to cry,
    Because I know we will get by,
    Look your destiny in the eye.
    Oooh, everyday my heart burns to try,
    You gotta walk before you fly,
    And we all gotta earn to die.

    I'm gettin' grown,
    Lalalalala, lalalala,
    Gettin' grown.

    Gettin' grown,
    Lalalala, lalalala,
    Gettin' grown.

    *Whistling begins, chorus repeats until fade*
    Devheadon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, cee lo isn't allways strait forward, actually, most of the time he's prety cryptic.
    DeCeeVeeeon July 10, 2008   Link

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