Happy Birtday you're eighteen.
The only thing that means
Is you're old enough to strip.
Still too young to have a grip
On the high cost of each dollar,
The impact of your father,
On every shitty guy you date.
Every piss-poor decision you'll make.

She's taking all her notes in pencil
They tend to contradict themselves
And half of what they say...
She's learning that rules can't bend that way.

They say you measure a man
By the way he stands.
Could you kick those heels off, baby,
And still walk tall?
She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.
She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.

Pretty Miss Mary Mary, quite contrary.
You won't stay this pretty forever
(No you won't, no you won't)
Because Miss Mary Mary, things will get hairy
Drug habits make it hard to keep a body together.

They say you measure a man
By the way he stands.
Could you kick those heels off, baby,
And still walk tall?
She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.
She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.

Ohhhh, ohhh. Ohhohohohoh, ohohohoh~~

Pretty Miss Mary Mary, quite contrary.
You won't stay this pretty forever
Because Miss Mary Mary, things will get hairy
Drug habits make it hard to keep a body together.

She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.
She's staying up, she's working hard for the money tonight.
(Hard for the money tonight)
She's learning all that life can give and take away.

Happy Birtday you're eighteen.
The only thing that means
Is you're old enough to strip.
Still too young to have a...
Grip...


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    General CommentNo comments? This is one of the best YMAEWK songs ever. So catchy :D And I think the lyrics are pretty straightforward..
    matty-182on November 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite off of the new ep. It just flows so well, like all of YMAEWK's songs
    Zac-Monteon December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti don't like their new EP as much as their older songs. this song is probably the best of the EP though.
    it sucks that i have known of ymaewk for years, and they've gone no where.
    noodles342on December 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with noodles342. ymaewk are so talented, and it's sad that they are still unsigned.
    this is definitely my favorite off of so young, so insane.
    heartlikethaton December 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    They say you measure a man
    By the way he stands.
    Could you kick those heels off, baby,
    And still walk tall?

    i love how their lyrics actually give you something to deeply think about
    xokvlon May 06, 2009   Link

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