"Spaceship" as written by and Angie Aparo....
When you gonna grow up?
Momma always said
Are you gonna walk around with a silly grin
And a bubble on your head?
A spaceship landed by the mall
There was a big parade, everybody got laid
And they burned all the books and the Chevrolets
And they grow so fast they never crawl

If you get tired of satellite fliers
And fame has let you down
Under the wire and over the moon
I'm alive

When you gonna grow up?
Momma always said
But I just want to walk around with a dollar bill
And a coat that never sheds
A spaceship landed on the water
It was a holiday for the underpaid
Everybody got a haircut and lemonade
And they smiled just like it was their father

If you get tired of satellite fliers
And fame has let you down
Under the wire and over the moon
I'm alive
I'm alive

Play me a (tune)
One for my radio
One for my love that came and went
So many stories
Hey man I'm sorry
This is just a song to pay the rent
To pay the rent

If you get tired of satellite fliers
And fame has let you down
Under the wire and over the moon
I'm alive

When you gonna grow up?
When you gonna grow up?
When you gonna grow up?
When you gonna grow up?


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"Spaceship" as written by Angie Aparo

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    General CommentWhen you gonna grow up
    Momma always said
    Are you gonna walk around with a silly grin
    And a bubble on your head
    A spaceship landed by the mall
    There was a big parade
    Everybody got laid
    And they burned all the books and the Chevrolets
    They grow so fast they never crawl
    If you get tired of satellite flyers
    And fame has let you down
    Under the wire and over the moon
    I'm around

    When you gonna grow up
    Momma always said
    But I just wanna walk around with a dollar bill
    And a coat that never sheds
    A spaceship landed on the water
    It was a holiday
    For the underpaid
    Everybody got a haircut and lemonade
    And they smiled just like it was their father

    Play me a groove one for my radio one for my love
    That came and went
    So many stories, hey man I'm sorry.
    Joe, this is just a song to pay the rent

    ...When you gonna grow up
    Fata36on May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is not about growing up...This song is about selling out...which is something a lot of artists do...'Play me a groove one for my radio one for my love that came and went. So many stories hey man I'm sorry THIS IS JUST A SONG TO PAY THE RENT!' It's awesome...and shows his real love and passion for what he does!
    UWGcowgirlon December 10, 2004   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's about the fact that all ANY of us do once we "grow up" and enter the "real world" is "sell out"...and how painful that fact is.
    artsygeekon October 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how the world presents a lot of flashy things to us when we're young and inexperienced, and then we get all excited and have big dreams about getting involved in all that stuff. But then sometimes, it turns out to be not what we expected, and we feel let down and perhaps somewhat fragile by the experience, and need someone to turn to who truthfully supports us, rather than just the sycophants who were associated with the flashy stuff or big dreams. That's sort of how the song resonated with me anyway when I first heard it, and became attached to it.

    Also, the part "Hey man I'm sorry Joe, this is just a song to pay the rent" always makes me think about the jobs I have quit because my heart wasn't really in them, and I was only there for the money--I always seem to end up with bosses named Jo/e! haha.

    Also I agree with Fata36's lyrics, I think they are the more accurate ones, thanks for posting!
    bananananaon January 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are the lyrics for those who want them
    Fata36on May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank you.
    the Edgeon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about youth and how good it is to be young. I could mean something else, but what are you gonna do.
    the Edgeon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno problem guys
    Fata36on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAngie does an awesome cover of Rocketman by Elton John, im thinking that he tried to add his own perspective to what Elton was trying to say, with Spaceship
    jumaho1on September 05, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnickelback sucks
    penfifteen07on January 07, 2009   Link

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