Growin' Up


by Bruce Springsteen



Well, I stood stonelike at midnight
Suspended in my masquerade
And 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

C - Csus - / C - Csus2 - / x2 / x2 / x2 /
F - C - / G - C - / x2 / x2 / x2 /
F C G C / G F C F / G - - - /    / F - G - / Am - - - /
F - - - / G7 - - - / F - C/E - / Dm7 - C - / x2  //

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 `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
But my feet they finally took root in the earth
Well I got me a nice little place in the stars
I swear I found the key to the universe
in the engine of an old parked car
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd
But when they said`Sit down' I stood up
Ooh﷓ooh growin' up

Ooh﷓ooh growin' up



© 1972 Columbia Records:: on his “Asbury Park”
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