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Growin' Up Lyrics

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.

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 come out with my soul untouched
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd, but when they said, "Sit down," I stood up
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 B-52 and bombed them 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... 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... growin' up
Ooh... growin' up
Comments/Interpretations
by clarence clemons on 6/3/2008 10:03pm
Great f-in song
by patrick martin on 7/14/2008 3:39pm
this is one of my favorite bruce springsteen songs thanks for the lyrics
by mario marrodan on 8/11/2008 1:23pm
fantastic song and fantastic guitar
by sarah palin on 10/8/2008 10:20pm
one time i gave bruce head
by bill clinton on 10/20/2008 6:57pm
bruuuuuuuce!
by Pete Carroll on 12/14/2008 7:57pm
Song changed my life
by george costanza on 2/5/2009 1:17pm
This is a song about - Nothing!
by Jorge O. on 5/30/2009 8:50pm
When they saud calm down, I threw up.
by analrapist on 6/2/2009 11:41pm
mmmmmbuttsexrapebeadsofsweatdownmadick
by Gavin on 6/26/2009 6:33am
Genius Lyrics - wow
What an amazing song...
by pakistan ppl r terioists on 10/9/2009 10:38am
good song
by Me of coarse on 12/27/2009 3:04am
Story of my life
by horrormovielover on 1/12/2010 8:41am
love this song, its very, very, very, very, good.
by Bruce on 1/28/2010 12:27am
Love this song...but i think its "clouded warmth of the crowd"...
by Bruce Addict on 3/1/2010 10:55pm
The Man, The Myth, The Legend, what else need to be said
by OMG on 5/18/2010 5:50pm
HATE THIS SONG WITH A PASION....IT'S SUCKS THAT I HAVE TO USE IT FOR SOMETHING FOR SCHOOL
by OBAMA on 5/21/2010 2:31am
One time I gave Bruce HEAD
by Håkan.B on 7/5/2010 7:55pm
This song is beautiful.
by Mrs. Cleaver's Beaver on 11/15/2010 9:39am
First off... Incredible song. Bruce is one of the most brilliant lyricists ever. I normally avoid feeding trolls more than W avoided Vietnam, but I must say something. WTF is a "terioist?" Congratulations.Not only are you racist but also illiterate... Dangerous combination if ever there was one. And to OMG: you may get it someday, but judging by the attitude in your comment, most likely not. That is all.
by Amy on 7/4/2011 3:06pm
Nyc one
by Jason Mccoon on 4/23/2012 1:14pm
Maggie got sick and Jason's a prick and it's snowin' in Buffalo
Oh.... Throwin' up
by Halston on 11/22/2012 6:14pm
I used to have Steve Rubel, and Andy Warhol hammer me with a bronze dildo in a back room at Studio 54 to this song (screw disco music) damn I wish I was still around! How's Liza?
by Michelle Bachmann on 5/3/2013 1:24pm
I also gave Bruce head
by Mitt Romney on 5/7/2013 7:19pm
I gave Bruce head.
by kate blair on 11/17/2013 12:35pm
wow
by Nico on 2/10/2014 12:15pm
Awesome song by a dipshit liberal
by Hillary on 3/6/2014 8:00am
Clarence once blew a load on Bills face while I tounge punched Bruce's dirt star! Great Song!


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