"I Don't Want to Grow Up" as written by and Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan....
When I'm lyin' in my bed at night
I don't want to grow up
Nothing ever seems to turn out right
I don't want to grow up

How do you move in a world of fog that's
Always changing things
Makes wish that I could be a dog

When I see the price that you pay
I don't want to grow up
I don't ever want to be that way
I don't want to grow up

Seems that folks turn into things
That they never want
The only thing to live for is today...

I'm gonna put a hole in my T.V. set
I don't want to grow up
Open up the medicine chest
I don't want to grow up

I don't want to have to shout it out
I don't want my hair to fall out
I don't want to be filled with doubt
I don't want to be a good boy scout
I don't want to have to learn to count
I don't want to have the biggest amount
I don't want to grow up

Well when I see my parents fight
I don't want to grow up
They all go out and drinkin' all night
I don't want to grow up

I'd rather stay here in my room
Nothin' out there but sad and gloom
I don't want to live in a big old tomb on
Grand street
When I see the 5 o'clock news
I don't want to grow up
Comb their hair and shine their shoes
I don't want to grow up

Stay around in my old hometown
I don't want to put no money down
I don't want to get a big old loan
Work them fingers to the bone
I don't want to float on a broom
Fall in love, get married then boom
How the hell did it get here so soon

I don't want to grow up

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"I Don't Want to Grow Up" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General CommentDon´t you ever fuckin´dare to compare the Ramones with that lame-ass over rated piece of commercial pop shit of a band... Dee Dee will come out of his grave,show up on your door, and beat you with a baseball bat if you do so, mate.....
    20thcenturyboyon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgeez why didn't anyone comment on a great song like this????? its such an awesome song GO RAMONES!!!
    greendaygirl908on March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI recently got what I think is the original version by Tom Waits. Both versions are good, although much different from each other.
    TonyInPortlandon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. it says everything i feel at the moment!
    sumpfhuhnon January 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know! This song is like...SWEET!
    LastConservativeFanon July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can't listen to this song in the morning or else i wouldn't want to go to work.

    how the hell did it get here so soon??? it seemed like yesterday I was telling my friend that i'll never work in an office... yup, seems like folks turn into things they never want.
    endofsorrow92on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^wow, i laughed imagining that, 20thcenturyboy...ramones always better than blink 182 in my opinion though.

    anyway, great song with a fantastic video!
    gabbagabbaheygirlon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with 20thcenturyboy. Anti-everything,you should be afraid!Get a good ghost alarm system.

    This is like my anthem.I'm 13 and this song basically says it all.
    mehxxmayon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou're all idiots. I'm well aware of the Ramones' superiority to Blink 182. This song is actually one of my all-time favourites, along with a few others and surprise surprise, no blink songs.

    However, I think Carousel is a good song, anyone wants to call me out on that, go ahead. The two songs have exactly the same message.

    And by the way, I don't think dead people can come out of their graves. How old are you guys? 10? And if dead people could come out of their graves, I'd like to think they'd have better things to do.

    But thanks for the laugh anyway, I guess there is a reason to have stupid people in the world.
    Anti-Everything_Guyon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song to listen to in highschool, sitting in career education class.
    idontwanttodiebeforeivelivedon January 10, 2009   Link

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