Wednesday, October 21, 2009


I don't wanna grow up. It's been said countless times, but none better than by Tom Waits. I don't think I could ever get sick of hearing him sing it either.

"I don't wanna have to shout it out
I don't want my hair to fall out
I don't wanna be filled with doubt
I don't wanna be a good boy scout
I don't wanna have to learn to count
I don't wanna have the biggest amount
I don't wanna grow up"

I'm somewhat of a late-comer to the Waits' party, but his music has that timeless quality to it that makes it feel so personal even years after it was written.

I don't want to grow up. I don't want to be an adult right now.

Read the full lyrics.

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