"Growin' Up" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
I stood stone-like at midnight suspended in my masquerade
I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade
I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
I strolled all alone through a fallout zone and came out with my soul untouched
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said "Sit down" I stood up.
Ooh-ooh growin' up

The flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing,
I pushed be -52 and bombed 'em with the blues with my gear set stubborn on standing
I broke all the rules, strafed my old high school, never once gave thought to landing,
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said "Come down" I threw up
Ooh-ooh growin' up

I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere and you know it's really hard to hold your breath.
I swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared, I was the cosmic kid in full costume dress
Well, my feet they finally took root in the earth but I got me a nice little place in the stars
And I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
I hid in the mother breast of the crowd but when they said "Pull down" I pulled up
Ooh-ooh growin' up. Ooh-ooh growin' up

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"Growin' Up [#]" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General CommentWhat a lovely Bruce Springsteen cover. It's on the second disc of the 30th anniversary edition of Diamond Dogs and it's one of the Ryko bonus tracks on Pinups. Bowie and Bruce just don't mix, to tell you the truth (see It's Hard to Be A Saint In the City.)
    davidbowiefan1on October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Bruce Springsten (sic) cover that is included on the second disc of the SE of Diamond Dogs. I don't really care for it since Bowie is all about poetry and Bruce is all about rewriting the same song over and over again. They don't go together.
    Bonehead XLon June 27, 2006   Link

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