After years of expensive education
A car full of books and anticipation
I'm an expert on Shakespeare and that's a hell of a lot
But the world don't need scholars as much as I thought
Maybe I'll go traveling for a year
Finding myself, or start a career
Could work the poor, though I'm hungry for fame
We all seem so different but we're just the same
Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat
Aren't things more easy, with a tight six pack
Who knows the answers, who do you trust
I can't even separate love from lust
Maybe I'll move back home and pay off my loans
Working nine to five, answering phones
But don't make me live for Friday nights
Drinking eight pints and getting in fights
Maybe I'll just fall in love
That could solve it all
Philosophers say that that's enough
There surely must be more
Love ain't the answer, nor is work
The truth eludes me so much it hurts
But I'm still having fun and I guess that's the key
I'm a twentysomething and I'll keep being me

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Twentysomething Lyrics as written by Jamie Cullum

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    General CommentI especially enjoy this song becuase I feel that it is about the life of an average twenty year old. The twist to it is the fact that Jamie Cullum is more of a Jazz artist. It is very rare to have a twenty year old listening, and enjoying jazz. I also love some of the lyrics including: "Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat / all things are easy, with a tight six-pack." This is kinda of showing that to be accepted in this world you have to do certain. I just find it entertaining that this singer is so differnt, unique and quite frankly amazing and is singing about being average. Ha.
    sunchick42on November 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentonly one comment?? this guys is really good, its nice having something different to listen to considering mostly everything new these days sounds like shit.
    ryan...isarealboyon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthe doesnt know what to do with his life, he has so many options, I know I can relate to that. How many of you twentysomethings feel the same way? there is so much out there, where do we go? Jamie is awesome, I cant wait to catch him in concert next time he hits the US.
    eaglesfan81on January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentman, this song is fun, and the lyrics are actually really deep, that is what makes jamie cullum a good singer song writer.

    "Maybe I'll go to the gym, so I don't get fat
    all things are easy, with a tight six-pack "

    that made me crack up
    hobojo22on January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentReally Talented chap . Am surprised he isn't much popular.
    musicaholicon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I am a twenty-something and I'm in the middle of that "quarter life crisis" when you have to decide what the heck to do with your many options but no open doors...This song is written in a funny way, but it is still deep and has a lot of meaning to me. I really really dig Jamie.
    Gabigson May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love hjow he can put hummor into a song, and yet let the meaning run very deeply. It's about someone in their twenties wondering what the hell do with their life. There are so many options, yet which to choose?
    byebyebirdie58on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHah, the Shakspear part is my favorite. Hah. what... are there like... 5 facts that are positively known about shakspear??
    penguinsing8on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like that sense of doing what you want
    'let me lie in'
    even though you've been moulded to do what other people want 'years of expensive education'
    in the end its about the music isnt it?
    thats what he wants to do, thats what he does
    shakespeare is a memory, he's living his life.
    uber-bubbleon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThing song reminds me of, um, me. Minus the bits about going to school -- post-secondary whatnow? But everything else: yeah, it's me.
    drawnfaceon March 18, 2012   Link

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