Take the dam next to the water
Next to flowers and old times
I hoped the view was still the same.
'Cause I've been losing strength in power
Regret occupies my mind
I'm sick of loneliness and pain.

I used to be, young and free
Worried about my legacy
Now I'm aged and alone.
I'm getting old, and growing up
Is not what it's cracked up to be
We're just names in stone.

When we're young,
We think we're perfec, indestructible and strong.
Let me tell you that you're wrong.

'Cause I have watched life come and go
My God, I've seen my children die.
Respect and glory are just talk.

I used to be, young and free
Worried about my legacy
Now I'm aged and alone.
I'm getting old, and growing up
Is not what it's cracked up to be
We're just names in stone.

We're just names in stone....

Hold on to your youth
'Cause soon you'll be old, too.
Hold on to your youth
'Cause soon you will die, too.


Lyrics submitted by ellie117

Getting Old song meanings
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    General Commenti love the cab and they're one of my favorite bands but... this is the saddest song i've ever heard haha. i'm sure the intentions were good but holy... it's depressing.

    especially the last line.
    playonon November 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso i love these boys...but i definitely have to agree with the post above me, this is one of the saddest songs ever! it's really good, dont get me wrong, but goodness it's depressing!

    alex's voice is beautiful in this...even more so than normal...
    MoLLyPoP1590on January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI recently discovered this band and they are pretty awesome! The song is great and i see absolutely no connection, but just the song title reminds me of "Growing Up" by Fall Out Boy. Like i said, there's no resemblance what so ever between the two songs but "Getting Old" just made me think of "Growing Up" lol maybe just because both bands are signed to Pete Wentz's label Decaydance.
    wstar123on August 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is meant to be in the perspective of an old person, perhaps one of their grandparents because I can't imagine why else they would write a song like this. lol

    "I used to be, young and free
    Worried about my legacy
    Now I'm aged and alone.
    I'm getting old, and growing up
    Is not what it's cracked up to be"

    "'Cause I have watched life come and go
    My God, I've seen my children die.
    Respect and glory are just talk."



    And how you just get old an die.

    "Hold on to your youth
    'Cause soon you'll be old, too.
    Hold on to your youth
    'Cause soon you will die, too."


    "We're just names in stone."
    Like a tombstone^.
    GoGoBanANNAson June 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my grandmother so much.
    She always believed (and still does) that she's indestructible and strong, and nothing will ever happen to her. She's killing her own son (My God, i've see my children die.) and all she cares about is the legacy she leaves behind.

    I love The Cab though. and this song.
    GiveMeLifeon August 17, 2010   Link

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