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Slow down, you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile
But then if you're so smart, tell me
Why are you still so afraid?

Where's the fire, what's the hurry about?
You'd better cool it off before you burn it out
You got so much to do and
Only so many hours in a day

But you know that when the truth is told...
That you can get what you want or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even
Get halfway through
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Slow down, you're doing fine
You can't be everything you want to be
Before your time
Although it's so romantic on the borderline tonight
Tonight,...
Too bad but it's the life you lead
You're so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need
Though you can see when you're wrong, you know
You can't always see when you're right. you're right

You've got your passion, you've got your pride
But don't you know that only fools are satisfied?
Dream on, but don't imagine they'll all come true
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?

Slow down, you crazy child
And take the phone off the hook and disappear for awhile
It's all right, you can afford to lose a day or two
When will you realize... Vienna waits for you?
And you know that when the truth is told
That you can get what you want or you can just get old
You're gonna kick off before you even get half through
Why don't you realize, Vienna waits for you
When will you realize, Vienna waits for you?



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    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 2:18 am
    Some children expect so much from themselves and work so hard to achieve greatness at such a young age and end end up growing up too fast.. You need to slow down and enjoy your life because life is short.
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    Amynnah49May 31, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    its about sloring down some. how people are tripping over there own feet to achieve their goals so soon, instead of letting it all come to them. we all want to master our own destinies instead of letting them master us. people need to realize that they'll get what they want if they just let it be.

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