When I was a baby I hadn't a care in the world,
But now I'm a man, my troubles fill my head,
When I was five it was good to be alive,
But now I'm a man, I wish that I were dead.

My how time rushes by,
The moment you're born you start to die,
Time waits for no man,
And your life's spent, it's over before you begin.

As I sit here at my window,
My life comes back to me,
It's been so long since the good days,
It's been so long.

And I count up all the wasted years,
The hopes and the fears,
The laughs and the tears,
And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder what went wrong.

When I was a boy I had the mind of a boy,
But now I'm a man, ain't got no mind at all,
When I was in my teens I had my share of dreams,
But now I'm a man, ain't got no dreams at all.

My how time rushes by,
The moment you're born you start to die,
Time waits for no man,
And your life's spent, it's over before you begin.

As I sit here at my window,
My life comes back to me,
It's been so long since the good days,
It's been so long.

And I count up all the wasted years,
The hopes and the fears,
The laughs and the tears,
And I wonder, I wonder, I wonder what went wrong.



Lyrics submitted by emmychloe, edited by thereckoner


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    General Comment:I love the line the verse - i wanna play cricket on the green, ride my bike across the stream, cut myself and see my blood, i wanna come home all covered in mud. takes me back when life was that simple...
    RambleOnon July 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Sounds like it's about a brother stuck with all sisters.
    This song is FUNNY! Absolutely love it.
    indie10on June 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:im supprised no one said this song was about a homosexual
    projectZon March 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is such an awesome song, written for pete's rock opera about the future, in which a family chose all girls but were stuck with a boy...great sound, too
    emmychloeon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this song is funny.
    classicrockgirlon May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song makes me laugh everytime. Pete Townshend is an awesome songwriter and the beat is one of the greatest.
    trapperjohnon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song makes me laugh everytime. Pete Townshend is an awesome songwriter and the beat is one of the greatest.
    trapperjohnon August 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love the lyric "But if I say I am, I get it" it cracks me up
    summerlron February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Yeah, it's a great song truly
    heyjude55on June 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:the who rock the socks, they always crack me up, sadly my friends and family dont find them as funny as i do :(
    estella87on September 30, 2006   Link

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