We can't keep playing house
With such a big world outside
How do we shut it out?
At a fork in the road
Should I stay or should I go?

I'll keep the cat
Leave a spare under the mat
If you need to crash one day

'Cause I know we swore forever
But it seems so far away
Don't you think we're just too young
To play these grown-up games?

'Cause you know me too well
It'd be like me lying to myself
But I'm so scared to be alone
And go back to sleeping with the lights on

'Cause I can be myself
A drunk or sober, fat pro-active poster
Wouldn't it be nice
If we were older?

'Cause I know we swore forever
But it seems so far away
Don't you think we're just too young
To play these grown up games?

Some days I wanna take my chances
And not live so modernized
One day I wanna be your Mrs.
But it's not yet quite right
No it's not yet quite right

So there go our future children's names
I put the rest of us in a box in the closet
That I cannot open
Without getting full,
Full of emotion
'Cause you know I loved you
You know I loved you
You know I loved you
Oh, you know I loved you
Oh, you know I loved you

'Cause I know we swore forever
But it seems so far away
Don't you think we're just too young to play?

Some days I wanna take my chances
And not live so modernized
One day I wanna be your Mrs.
But it's not yet quite right
No, it's not yet quite right
No, it's not yet quite right


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    General CommentI love this song. It's not on any album so far, but I hope it's going to be on her new album coming out in August. It's about being in a relationship when you're young and really loving the person, but you feel like it's getting too serious. You're not ready to settle down yet, so you end the relationship. It's one of my favorites by her.
    teenagedreamon June 21, 2010   Link

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