"Growing Up Beside You" as written by and Paolo Giovanni/nelson Nutini....
Sitting beside you in school,
While we'd paint I'd make you laugh.
Mine was never very good,
Yours looked exactly like the photograph.
Looks like I'm growing, I'm growing up beside you.

I don't always get the way you feel,
But now I've learned to live with that.
It's like I'm a part of something real.
I was hittin' the bottle, now I've broken the seal.
Looks like I'm growing, I'm growing up beside you

And the sun sets the scene,
While the rain misses me.
And all the time I'll be growing, growing up beside you.

Oh, The sun sets the scene,
While the rain misses me.
And all the time I'll be growing, growing up beside you.


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"Growing Up Beside You" as written by Paolo Nutini David Nelson

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    General Commentcutee!
    pretty much a story about lifelong friends and knowing someone really really well i think.
    alludes to likeing the girl but i dont think you cant be suree.
    i love thiss
    Alice.on September 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree that its definitely about a childhood friend, and it does imply romantic feelings for that friend.

    There's also a slightly melancholy tone, and the wiry "Looks like" suggests he speaks of an old romance, or someone who rejected him, or simply never noticed his feelings. There's no bitterness, but maybe there is a hint of sadness?
    sableon January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    angelbird9on February 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that the "looks like I'm growing up beside you" isn't a sad thing, but more of an accidental thing. Kind of like "I've known you forever, looks like we've grown up together, and we're still here together."
    BettyHolly1950on June 21, 2010   Link

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