"When I Grow Up" as written by Jim Mccarty, Paul Samwell-smith, Rodney Roy Jerkins, Theron Makiel Thomas and Timothy Jamahli Thomas....
Boys call you sexy
And you don't care what they say
See every time you turn around
They screaming your name

Boys call you sexy
And you don't care what they say
See every time you turn around
They screaming your name

Now I've got a confession
When I was young I wanted attention
And I promised myself that I'd do anything
Anything at all for them to notice me

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say

You don't know what its like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
Cuz you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

They used to tell me I was silly
Until I popped up on the TV
I always wanted to be a superstar
And knew that singing songs would get me this far

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say

You don't know what its like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

I see them staring at me
Ooh I'm a trendsetter
Yes this is true 'cause what I do
No one can do it better

You can talk about me
'Cause I'm a hot topic
I see you watching me watching me
And I know you want it, oh

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it


Lyrics submitted by ReeSeS

"When I Grow Up" as written by David Knight Sentrelle Conerly

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song pretty much is the worst song ever and also stands for pretty much everythinbg wrong in the world
    stowaway465on June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song needs to be smashed;
    thanks.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on May 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed.
    VanWoodrowon June 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmore to the point..
    quite obviously it's just about how when you're young it's just all about being young and naive over things you think you want, then you get to where you want to be and you realise the perils.
    rubycadillacon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthhahahaha i had no idea that they were saying "i wanna have groupies" .. it always sounded like "i wanna have boobies" . and thats what lots of little girls want to have when they grow up hahahahha. i just thought that was funny.
    shygirlxoon June 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like it :)
    rosa_aon June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah .. I thought it sounded like boobies instead of groupies. I'm still not convinced that it sounds like groupies though.
    VeggiexDawgon June 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it says boobies too...
    jasssson June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm maybe it does say groupies now that i gave it another listen..haha
    jasssson June 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbahaha this is great, i thought i was the only one that thinks they sing "i wanna have boobies"...
    canvaswingson June 17, 2008   Link

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