what will it be like when i get old will i still hop on my bike, and ride
around town will i still want to be someone, and not just sit around i don't
want to be like other adults cause they've already died cool and
condescending, fossilized will i be rich will i be poor, will i still sleep
on the floor what will it be like when i get what will i be like when i get
what will it be like when i get old will i still kiss my girlfriend and try
to grab her ass will i still hate the cops and have no class will all my
grown up friends say they've seen it all before they say hey act your age
and i'm immature will i do myself proud or only what's allowed what will it
be like when i get what will i be like when i get what will it be like when
i get old will i sit around and talk about the old days sit around and watch
t.v. i never want to go that way never burn out not fade away as i travel
through my time will i like what i find what will it be like when i get what
will i be like when i get what will it be like when i get old

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    "will i do myself proud, or only what's allowed?" my mantra, i hope i'm bad ass when i get old... wait, i'm not bad ass now, so what's it matter? if you don't get this song, call me and i'll meet you and hit you in the head with a hammer because you are a retard.

    MizunoPunkon August 18, 2002   Link
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    This song is so great. It totally conveys my fear of facing the dillema of growing up...I mean, do we have to grow up? When we get old, our hearts die, at least thats what it looks like to me. I hope I can hang on towhoI am forever, and I'm not just trying todelay the inevitable fate of turning out just like my parents. I guess only time will answer that question. This song is great, one of the Descendents best.

    Madcappunkon September 15, 2002   Link
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    When we get old, our hearts die, at least thats what it looks like to me. sounds pretty grow-up to me :P

    ice-diveon March 31, 2003   Link
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    Growing old is inevitable. Growing up is optional.

    Regos the Saneon April 10, 2004   Link
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    I just realised the actual meaning behind the line "never burn out not fade away" a couple of days ago. I think it's supposed to be saying that Kurt was wrong, that it's possible to sustain 'All', as they call it, without 'fading away'.

    Regos the Saneon May 29, 2004   Link
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    i think a lot of people are scared of growing old... however my favourite line is still "will i still kiss my girlfriend, and try to grab her ass"

    fallen4nge7on June 08, 2005   Link
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    I don't know, but the note Milo hits when he sings "'Cause they've already died" is just awesome. Great song.

    Space Chiefon June 27, 2005   Link

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