"18" as written by Seton Daunt, Richard Stannard, Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Ash Frances Howes and Roy Stride....
I wish that I was eighteen,
Do all the things,
You read in a magazine, you know
I'm not saying I wanna be Charlie Sheen

She's just a little bit older,
But I want to get to know her,
But she said it's already over

So tell me what else can I do?
I bought my fake ID for you

She told me to meet her there,
I can't afford the bus fare,
I'm not old enough for her,
I'm just waiting 'til I'm eighteen

You got me waiting in a queue,
For a bar I can't get into,
I'm not old enough for you,
I'm just, Los Angeles

I think she wants to get with me,
But she's got a job in the city,
Says that she's always too busy

She's got a naughty tattoo,
In a place that I want to get to,
But my mom still drives me to school

So tell me what else can I do?
I bought my fake ID for you

She told me to meet her there,
I can't afford the bus fare,
I'm not old enough for her,
I'm just waiting 'til I'm eighteen

You got me waiting in a queue,
For a bar I can't get into,
I'm not old enough for you,
I'm just waiting 'til I'm eighteen

In my bedroom thinking of her,
Her pictures in my private folder,
I know one day that I will hold her,
I'll make my move when I get older

She told me to meet her there,
I can't afford the bus fare,
I'm not old enough for her,
I'm just waiting 'til I'm eighteen

You got me waiting in a queue,
For a bar I can't get into,
I'm not old enough for you,
I'm just waiting 'til I'm eighteen

I'm so sick of waiting 'til I'm eighteen


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

"18" as written by Luke Hemmings Ash Frances Howes

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    General Commentthis song is no longer significant now luke is 18
    auroraquinnon September 13, 2015   Link
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    My Interpretation18 is about the struggle of being young but still wanting to do things and live a little. The lead vocalist is younger than his band mates, so during the writing of this song he could not drink and party as the other could since he was underage.
    anggg417on May 17, 2014   Link
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    My Opinionthis is about a boy who crushes over a girl older than him. ( “she's just a little bit older.” ) she's clearly over eighteen- while he is not. and of course “he's wishing/waiting to be eighteen.”
    typicalumon July 28, 2014   Link

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