"Growing Up" as written by and Philip Parris Lynott....
I dried my eyes, now I crust them with sleep
I'll crust them over
She begged me "don't hate me"
She spun me a story
Where winning looks like losing
And I win every time
So thread spools sweetie, get ready
Until my silk is sold

Growing up [Repeat: x2
Yeah, I'll myself a new [Repeat: x1]

I've dried my eyes, now its "Rushmore"
I'm deep with futures like Chicago
Glenview never meant a thing to me
She never meant a thing to me
Except for putting idealists in a body bag
Forget it
I'll go out tonight to piss on her doorstep
And listen to the misfits "where eagles dare" to swallow whole

Up
Growing up [Repeat: x1]

Go

Whoa-oh-oh, I guess I'm my own better half [Repeat: x1]
Whoa, oh,I guess I'm on my own
Yeah, yeah,I guess I'm on my own
Yeah,I guess I'm on my own
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I guess I'm on my own


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"Growing Up" as written by Patrick Stump Peter Wentz

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    General Commentthis song is AWESOME! Im listening to it now, Ive had this CD since it came out and this is my fav song on it. I think its cause Im from Glenview which is the town theyre talking about Glenview is right by Wilmette in Illinois where all the guys in FOB are from. Its basically how you grow up and bad relatinoships end. end of story.
    singergrl89on March 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dried my eyes now i crust them with sleep. i'll crust them over. - after being sad he jsut sleeps alot and dreams about it
    She begged me "dont hate me". she spun me a story - she cheated? and tried to lie
    Where winning looks like loosing and i'm winning every time. so thread spools sweetie, get ready.
    Until my silk is sold.- shes convinced him to stay with her, and it looks good, although he knows hes worse off.

    Growing up.
    Yeah, i'll myself a new.- a new gf? and hes wanting to be in an adult relationship ?

    I've dried my eyes. now it's "rushmore". i'm deep with futures like chicago. referring to crying again
    Glenview never meant a thing to me, she never meant a thing to me except for putting idealists in body bags. - where patrick comes from, and he doesnt like the place because it didnt treat him well ?
    Forget it, i'll go out tonight to piss on her doorstep - literally could have done that
    And listen to the misfits "where eagels dare" to swallow whole. - could be a song that reminds him ?

    Growing up.

    I guess im on my own.
    shaungibsonon January 04, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationFor once I think the title actually does explain it all: This song is about growing up!

    The first line: I dried my eyes now I crust them with sleep. I'll crust them over.
    It's a little vague, but I think it's a line about maybe getting out of a relationship, drying your eyes of the tears shed over the last loss. Crusting my eyes over with sleep I think means ignoring the obvious issues in a relationship because your in a haze, like sleep. Crust them over completely because you can get pretty oblivious, almost blind!

    The next part: She begged me "dont hate me". she spun me a story
    Where winning looks like losing and i'm winning every time. so thread spools sweetie, get ready. Until my silk is sold.

    She begged me "don't hate me", "don't hate me" is a pretty grade school thing to say before you break up with someone kinda insinuating that it might have been a very early relationship, and that it had finally become obvious that the relationship was over. She spun him a story where winning looks like losing etc., is the typical break-up "oh it's not you, it's me" bullshit where you're clearly losing that relationship, but they want you to believe you're winning some sort of freedom. The last part is basicly saying, yeah, yeah I've heard it before just make it good and convincing.

    The Chorus: Growing up, is just restating the obviousness of the theme
    I kinda disagree with what's written I think it says, I'll find myself a new, taking some downtime to just be single maybe?

    I'm losing interest so I'll be quick the rest of the song is about another attempt at going out, there it ending negatively because he still had feelings for the last relationship and realizing he's better off on his own still, part of being a grown up and being in a relationship is knowing when to take some me time and that's what growing up

    where eagles dare is a song about how your going miss me cuz I'm awesome, which kinda fits in to my explanation
    Dojindogon December 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great, im suprised no one has commented on any of fall out boy's lyrics, they're greatness.
    heresathoughton March 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFALL OUT BOY ROCKS...my band tripl3shot opened for them and they are the coolest guys ever. Grand Theft Autumn is amazing (one of their songs). Everyone you must see them live. go to tripl3shot.com
    mxriderosson March 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYea grand theft autumn insane song! Great band. Cant wait for these guys to come around the long island area.
    dumpweed049on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFOB rocks my catholic school girl world!!! ... grand theft autumn.... i agree, amazing song! i'm out
    MusicisLife14on April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFOB is incredible. I have every song they have ever done(about 18) and they all kick ass. Im going to a live video shoot here in arlington heights on the 26th of april. WHOOOOOOOHHHHH! falloutboyrock.com
    FOBGETUPKIDSFREAKon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the song 'dead on arrival' i wish i knew how to add lyrics again cos i wanna stick that song on
    brain_caseon July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow, no ones posted on this song in years :| i think this song is pretty self explantory and i think everyone agrees that this song and eowyg and all of their other songs rule the world. :D cool website here too :D seeing these guys in concert soon, WHOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    prettyinpunk8177on August 08, 2005   Link

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