"Never Grow Up" as written by and Taylor Swift....
Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in and turn on your favorite nightlight

To you, everything's funny
You got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
No one will desert you
Just try to never grow up
Never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At fourteen, there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out
Someday and call your own shots

But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your p.j.s getting ready for school

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
And no one's ever burned you
Nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to
Just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder than I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my nightlight on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up
Oh I don't wanna grow up
Wish I'd never grown up
Could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up
Wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even though you want to
Please try to never grow up
Don't you ever grow up
Just never grow up


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"Never Grow Up" as written by Taylor Swift

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  • +4
    General CommentThis is my favourite from Speak Now its amazing..so Beautiful.x
    deedee38on October 24, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSo much of this describes how I feel now. Being living away from home for a few years now for college and really miss being a kid, and I feel that things are changing to fast.


    "I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone."

    That line really gets me.
    Ronertion October 25, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song hits home with me, literally. I lived in the same city for 18 years then 3 years ago I leave my mom to go to college. People who know me well enough know that I try my best to not change things. We feel comfortable with the usual thing and are a little anxious and nervous when changes happens. Things are constantly changing, sometimes faster than we want, but they're happening.

    "I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone."

    I like what IMxSARAHHHx wrote. Seriously though, nowadays I see these young people whining about wanting to be an adult already and complaining how they are getting it hard in society nowadays. Truth is, they have it way easy compared to what I had some 10 years ago. Don't grow up too fast, part of who you are is who you made yourself to be in your adolescent years and wanting to skip ahead seems like you haven;t truly discovered yourself just yet. You've got your whole life to be an adult, so cherish what you got now before it's too late.

    "Won't let nobody hurt you. Won't let no one break your heart.
    And even though you want to, please try to never grow up"

    I always say that I'm growing up while staying young forever :)
    heyitsjell0on October 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentNot enough words to describe how beautiful it is. I love that Taylor's music is targeted at people from age 5 to 50, because the youngster might understand the message behind it -- that is, enjoy being a child and innocent, and let your parents take care of you. You might miss it when you're older and don't forget you have the rest of your life to be a grown up with all the responsibilities and problems that come with it.

    Lastly, this song reminds me of a French expression that says: "Si jeunesse savait et si vieillesse pouvait" which loosely translates has: "if youngsters knew and if elders could".

    Taylor Swift is a great songwriter. I love how she is an open book about her real life experiences. It's so well written. I can't wait to hear the materials she will write in the future (finding long-lasting love, marriage, kids). Whatever she writes about it's going to be great.
    violonist13on November 01, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI told my daughter tonight that this is our song... it makes me cry I relate to it so much. I really wish my 3 year old would never grow up so I could protect her forever.
    jmf1214on December 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSuch a cute song <3 It makes me want to cry because it's so true. It's basically a message to her young fans, don't grow up too fast because once you do you'll regret letting your childhood pass you by.
    IMxSARAHHHxon October 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've had this on repeat for the last half hour and haven't stopped crying in that time. It switches from an imploring message to her little brother/her younger fans to appreciate their childhood to focusing on her own longing for her childhood back. I really wish I'd never grown up too, and never had my heart broken or been otherwise hurt. The line about Dad coming home breaks my heart. I try and remember every day how it felt to give my dad a hug when he got in and the smell of his suit; now I'm seventeen and would give anything to go back to when my only worry was being called a nerd in class. I took so much for granted and wanted more than anything to grow up and live my own life, and now I'm preparing to go to college and leave it all behind forever. Taylor has a gift of capturing what everybody feels and making it so beautiful you cry.
    emilysingsomethingsweeton October 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was beautiful. It's one of my favorites from Speak Now. I almost cried the first time I heard i1 ❤
    luckybutterflyon October 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song does make me teary. It's just so true. Youre a kid and all you wanna be is older, but now that im older, all i wanna be is a little kid again. All you have now are memories that you dont ever wanna forget!
    Taylor is a fantastic song writer. This is definitely her best album yet. :)
    ktbug33on October 31, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm a mom, and this song made me cry my eyes out. My son is only 3 months so I really get the part about staying that little. Every word of the song is so true. It makes me cry thinking he will have to grow up :( I love this song! It's so beautiful!
    seximommi09on November 02, 2010   Link

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