"Get Older" as written by and Matthew Sweet....
Who cares If they don't think your cool?
They make everything about rules

And your older than that now
Get older
The world will fall into its place
You may be sad
When you get older
You might be happy just to stay

Who cares if you don't know what you want
Cause they don't know what they've got
And you cannot resist
Get older
Your memories won't slip away
And you'll be glad
When you get older
That you were happy for today
Who cares?

If you don't know what you want
If you don't know what you want
If you don't know what you want
If you don't know what you want

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"Get Older" as written by Matthew Sweet

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    General Commenti love this song... so uplifting...
    eatMUSIC87on June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSame. I think this song is basically just telling young people to stop spending so much time worrying about their future and to enjoy the present ("you'll be glad when you get older that you were happy for today"). It's similar to the Ferris Bueller quote: "Life goes by pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once and a while, you could miss it."

    Sweet says it doesn't matter if you don't know what you want to be when you're grown up, or if you don't know what you ultimately want to do with your life. That will all work itself out eventually, so you should stop to enjoy your present situation in life because you will not be able to go back to it. I wish I had found this song earlier, because the "you'll be glad when you get older that you were happy for today" would have been my senior quote. It's so true, people these days are so overworked and overstressed because there is so much pressure on them to be overachievers. Do what feels right to you, everything will be fine in the end.
    pixiesfan92on October 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am not 100% certain, but I kind of remember reading an interview with MS when this came out. Anway, I think he was around turning 30 and getting a bit philosophical that he was in his 20s anymore. He was a 30 something now.

    It is the best song on that album and really underrated.
    JamesLoveon July 04, 2010   Link

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