"I'm Eighteen" as written by James Phillips, C. Harris, J. Smith, Shad Moss and P. / Alexander....
Lines form on my face and hands
Lines form from the ups and downs
I'm in the middle without any plans
I'm a boy and I'm a man

I'm eighteen
And I don't know what I want
Eighteen
I just don't know what I want
Eighteen
I gotta get away
I gotta get out of this place
I'll go runnin' in outer space
Oh yeah

I got a
Baby's brain and an old man's heart
Took eighteen years to get this far
Don't always know what I'm talkin' about
Feels like I'm livin' in the middle of doubt
'Cause I'm

Eighteen
I get confused every day
Eighteen
I just don't know what to say
Eighteen
I gotta get away

Lines form on my face and my hands
Lines form on the left and right
I'm in the middle
The middle of life
I'm a boy and I'm a man
I'm eighteen and I like it
Yes I like it
Oh I like it
Love it
Like it
Love it
Eighteen!
Eighteen!
Eighteen!
Eighteen and I like it


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"I'm Eighteen" as written by Dennis Dunaway Alice Cooper

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  • +1
    General Commentan undisputed classic.

    a little history, this is the song Johnny Rotten sang when he was trying out for what would become the Sex Pistols.

    the spelling/formatting of these lyrics makes me sad though.
    slamkingon July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFeatured on VH1's top 40 metal songs. I'm not a huge Alice Cooper fan, but this song is really good. "I'm in the middle without any plans."
    msrmx350on July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlice Cooper wrote this song while the Vietnam war was going on. It tells about how all these farmer kids who were just 18 and how they didn't know what the hell they were doing hold a gun.
    hmf435on October 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about Vietnam. If you ever seen Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, this song was in it, and it went perfectly with the theme. I really advise the movie too. Excellent documentary. Very powerful and moving, with some moderately graphic scenes.
    WheelKneeon April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely not Alice Cooper's best song, not a bad song though. It's a song about being Eighteen and the joys and pressures of life at that time.
    :crazy:
    InTylerWeTruston September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEighteen and I LIKE IT

    GodDAMN that is amazing.
    lunglegon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song. i am 18 and just moved to this small town hell hole "i gotta get out of this place". i have no clue what i want and it is very confusing. this song speaks to me, maybe that is why i love this song
    burningwateron October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu sed it right *lungleg*. my favorite alice cooper song.
    metallica_fanon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great sang live by Alice
    Aerosmithloveron November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"sixty year old goth" - Skeetstan
    Rofl.
    *ahem*
    Anywayz, This song is awesome, quite obvious what its about, about being 18 and confused, when your turning from teen to adult, and yada yada yada...
    My brother's band did an awesome cover of this song, but anyways, yea this song ownz.
    Furiokuon January 19, 2005   Link

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