ever since i met you've captured my heart
you treated me like a lady from the very start
guess i'm a little girl in her dreams
who doesn't want to see
that i have to grow older and change on my own
i want to be a singer but go it alone
but it is hard for me cause i dont wan't to see that

i'm too young for a man,
but i'm too old for a boy.
so can't we just pretend,
that i'm older than i really am,
but then, only little girls pretend.

i put on all the make-up that i can possibly find
i'm five years older in just a minute's time
but i can't compete with the ladies that attract your kind
so i rummage through my sister's things
hoping to find something that will catch your eye
to make you change your mind
so i won't have to leave, so you won't say to me

i'm too young for a man,
but i'm too old for a boy.
so can't we just pretend,
that i'm older than i really am,
but then, only little girls pretend.

i'm left out in the night
i've lost all my senses
i know this isn't right
but you've captured my defenses
i really am in love
well thats the way i feel
this game has to stop
cause you know it can't be real

i'm too young for a man,
but i'm too old for a boy.
so can't we just pretend,
that i'm older than i really am,
but then, only little girls pretend.

i know i'd make you happy
but i'm too young for a wife
love is always special but i know i can't rush life
so i'm waiting in the wings to see what life will bring
and maybe in a few years when i am wise and tall
love will light again and shine upon us all
he says i'm a little girl in her dreams
who doesn't want to see

i'm too young for a man,
but i'm too old for a boy.
so can't we just pretend,
that i'm older than i really am,
but then, only little girls pretend.


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    General CommentWow, that's freaky. My name is Ellen and this song is exactly what I've been thinking about lately. Wanting to rush into your future and stuff you think your ready for, despite how a bad an idea you know it is. Weird, man!
    eveningthoughton February 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentApparently Tori played this in Dusseldorf tonight. That's a big deal as it's one of the "lost songs." Hope someone got a boot... Meanwhile, elsewhere on the intarwebs there's an MPEG of a Tori meet-n-greet where she says regarding this song, "He was 21; I was 14"
    bugoffon June 06, 2007   Link

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