"Getting Old" as written by and Forrest Kline....
When we were younger time was under careful lock and key
Now it's open, tipped and pourin' out all over me
Oh, what a shame, that our days, you explained
I thought you had meant they were long
Not 'til the night when I turned 25, I saw that I had it all wrong

I was gettin' tired of lettin' all my hours pass
Hopin' someday soon or somewhere everything would last
Oh, what a shame when I look at your frame
I know someday it will be dust

Not that the thought is that close
'Cause it's not but, I guess it's just creepin' up

Oh and it's not that bad, it's all this time we've had
Things that could be, became mystery, we'll never know instead
Oh, we're not too far gone, it hasn't been that long
Oh our empty cup, is getting filled up
So we'll never have to dread getting old

Oh oh ooh, oh
Oh, but it's not that bad, it's all this time we've had
The things that could be, became mystery, we'll never know instead
Oh, we're not too far gone, it hasn't been that long
Oh our empty cup, is getting filled up
So we'll never have to dread getting old
Getting old, getting old, getting old


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"Getting Old" as written by Forrest Kline

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    General Comment"this song is about getting old. there was a time when i didn't think at all about how quickly days just fly by. but then all the sudden its like time springs a leak and it starts gushing out all out of control and crazy and you're scrambling to catch up with it. but the good news about days passing is that they turn into memories instead of disappearing entirely. every day spent is like money in the lifetime-experience bank. its sort of a theme thats all over this record, making the most of your time, and sort of crazy cause its really what the band name hellogoodbye means (the whole saved by the bell rumor thing is just wikipedia wildfire!)"

    - From the journal on hellogoodbye.net
    xxmodernloveon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    Here's my take on it.

    "When we were younger time was under careful lock and key.
    Now it's open, tipped and pourin' out all over me.
    Oh! what a shame, that our days, you explained, I thought you had meant they were long
    Not 'till the night when I turned 25, I saw that I had it all wrong

    I was gettin' tired of lettin' all my hours pass
    Hopin' someday soon or somewhere everything would last
    Oh! what a shame, when I look at your frame, I know someday it will be dust
    Not that the thought is that close, 'cause it's not but, I guess it's just creepin' up.

    Oh and it's not that bad, it's all this time we've had
    Things that could be, became mystery, we'll never know instead.
    Oh we're not too far gone, it hasn't been that long
    Oh and our empty tea cup, is getting filled up.
    So we'll never have to dread getting old.

    Oh oh ohh's

    Oh but it's not that bad, it's all this time we've had
    The things that could be, became mystery, we'll never know instead.
    Oh we're not too far gone, it hasn't been that long
    Oh and our tea cup, is getting filled up.
    So we'll never have to dread getting old
    Getting old, getting old, getting old!
    "
    darkjak22on October 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHi, I typed up the lyrics straight from the CD insert:

    "When we were younger time was under careful lock and key.
    Now it's open, tipped and pourin' out all over me.

    Oh what a shame about our days you exclaimed
    I thought you had meant they were long
    Not til a night when I'd turned 25
    I saw that I had it all wrong

    I was getting tired of letting all my hours pass
    Hoping someday somehow someway everything would last
    Oh what a shame when I look at your frame
    I know someday it will be dust
    Not that I thought its that close 'cause its not
    But I guess it's just creeping up

    Oh but it's not that bad
    it's all just time we've had
    Things that could be became history
    we'll never know instead

    And we're not too far gone
    it hasn't been that long
    our empty cup is getting filled up
    we'll nevere have to dread

    getting old
    mhmmyeahokayon November 05, 2010   Link

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