"Photosynthesis" as written by and Francis Edward Turner....
Well I guess I should confess that I am starting to get old
All the latest music fads all passed me by and left me cold
All the kids are talking slang I won't pretend to understand
All my friends are getting married, mortagages and pension plans
And it's obvious my angry adolescent days are done
And I'm happy and I'm settled in the person I've become
But that doesn't mean I'm settled up and sitting out the game
Time may change a lot but some things may stay the same

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I yeah I won't grow up

Oh maturity's a wrapped up package deal so it seems
And ditching teenage fantasy means ditching all your dreams
All your friends and peers and family solemnly tell you you will
Have to grow up be an adult yeah be bored and unfulfilled
Oh when no ones yet explained to me exactly what's so great
About slaving 50 years away on something that you hate
Look I'm meekly shuffling down the path of mediocrity
Well if that's your road then take it but it's not the road for me

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I yeah I won't grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up

And if all you ever do with your life
Is photosynthesize
Then you deserve every hour of these sleepless nights
That you waste wondering when you're gonna die

Now I'll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin
Now I'll play and you sing
The perfect way for the evening to begin

And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all yeah I won't grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up
And I won't sit down
And I won't shut up
And most of all I will not grow up


Lyrics submitted by NNDEAN, edited by jmckelden, Xamnam

"Photosynthesis" as written by Francis Edward Turner

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  • +2
    General Commentwow, what a song

    =)
    Chrisbrfcon July 13, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFOR ALLYS2:

    i think it's actually:

    "if all you ever do in your life
    is photosyntheSIZE
    then you deserve every hour of those sleepless nights
    wondering when you're gonna die"

    and by that, i think he is saying that if all you're gonna do is get into a groove in life where it's the same thing every day for you (and you just get energy from the sun, maybe working a 9-5 job and don't really live a life outside of that endless cycle) then you don't really live.

    i'm drunk, hopefully that made sense.
    Wester13on October 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow can this song have no comments?!

    I know the meaning is pretty obvious, so there's no need to come on and say "it's about accepting the fact that your not part of the hip generation anymone but saying fuck it and refusing to be seen as past it"

    But still, people should just be on here to say "wow, what a song"
    Archy91on May 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI agree with the above, but offer the more straightforward (I feel) explanation that photosynthesising is about be about being plant-like in quality. In other words, essentially having your life stand still while the world goes by around you. You are firmly rooted in a rut-like state where you, however unintentionally, refuse to acknowledge adventure or risk - As the drunen Wester13 said "just getting energy from the sun" but "don't really live a life".
    ColliFloweron May 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove how its set up so wierd -.- i mean seriously its like a blob of text lol
    clawz01on October 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^ Took the words right out of my mouth :D

    Truth be told I am starting to get a bit tired of this song... but that's because I have been listening to it at least four times a day for the past week. Give it a few days and it'll be blasting out of my bedroom again :) :) :)
    NieblaAzulon July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite a few errors in the lyrics, none of which I want to write down. Lol =)
    Chrisbrfcon September 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, sorry there's a few errors in this guys, I posted this when Frank first put it up on the myspace before the record was released, so I was going by my ear and a ferw of the words are hard to hear...
    NNDEANon October 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really get the photosynthesis idea.. what does he mean by "And if all you ever do with your life is photosynthesise..."?
    AllyS2on October 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpend a week with me and you'll know what this song is about lol, i'm 41 (married then divorced and kids) but i'm still the party guy i was when i was young and won't ever change it, not even my kids want me to be the normal run of the mill father,... and the bonus is,... people who meet me think i'm 28-30! :)
    Maleprozon August 04, 2010   Link

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