Red-eyes fly away from here every night
My intentions aren't unfair or unkind
How else could I purge my heart of this pillowed dream?

Arctic wind will be washed from my hair
Trading the forest for the city
Things will be different for you
Things will be different for you

When you're older, you'll look back
As you grow you'll understand
Why I left

All I talk about is you since that day
Remember when I cry into my soup
And you would say that it's okay

So many things used to break my heart
I'd fall so easily
But you're younger and smarter and harder than me

Things will be different for you
Things will be different for you

When you're older, you'll look back
As you grow you'll understand
Why I left

I'm not comfortable in my own skin
Haven't found my finest hour
I can't dance, let alone sing
Before a crowd
Or write effortlessly what I can't come out and say
When I do, I'll be just like you

Trading the forest for the city
Finding my way down the mountain
Finding my way to the sea

When you're older, you'll look back
As you grow you'll understand
You'll understand


Lyrics submitted by COMBOily

"When You're Older" as written by Kate Earl Anthony Berg

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    General CommentThis song is incredibly beautiful. To me, this song is about loving someone regardless of other worldly complications. I've been in love with someone for years, and although I've accepted that we'll never be together, there's that part of me that will always still hope ... "you know I'm not holding my breath, but you know where to find me," ... perfect.

    Thanks for posting these lyrics, couldn't find them anywhere!!
    mylifestoryon August 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOkay, well, I thought I'd post my interpertation, PAIGE...

    When you're ready for love
    Cause you know all along
    I'm the one that you wanted, baby

    All your reasons are wrong,
    Now I know why you run
    And I'm not leaving

    Before I got that your just lost
    I used to think that I wasn't enough

    When you're ready for love
    Cause you know all along
    I'm the one that you want baby

    You're safe, safe with me...(for the 2nd verse)

    It's never too late to put the past way, it's never too late to quit the masquerade...


    Paige, you did a half ass job of an amazing song.
    but anyway,
    totally relate to this,
    about being in a relationship,
    where you really liek the person and tehy really like you,
    but they act shady and strange about everything, cause that's what they think is cool, or such...
    basically, they just don't know how to show it really,
    and they could be afraid of commitment and things liek that...

    anyhow, i love it.
    love it love it love it.
    AlecsPenon August 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good song. One of my favorites from the album.
    DecemberSunon August 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlec has to be better then everyone else..and when i gave him the oppertunity to fix the song on my profile he refused..so its his fault. this song is amazing regardless of my half ass lyrics. PLUS i was tired that day..night whatever
    COMBOilyon August 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is simply beautiful, and it speaks to me so much.
    Yet I cannot put it into words.
    Maybexmaeon May 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful and I feel I can relate so much. Oh well...

    I always got the impression that it was about loving someone who doesn’t love in return, in the same way. I feel that although she really loves him and hopes he will love her the same way, she believes he is stuck in his own world and life complications. She is saying that although she doesn’t need him desperately she will wait until he feels the same way for her. She is hoping he will give up the ‘act’ he seems to be displaying and realise the love he should have for her.

    I love the fact that although he is confused and not loving her in the same way she is waiting without seeming like a desperate female who needs a man to complete her. But there is a hint however, as she still hopes he will return the loves she feels but she is not counting on it.

    "It's never too late to put the past way, it's never too late to quit the masquerade..." x

    DisneyGal101on August 10, 2010   Link

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