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Well I stood stone like at midnightSuspended in my masqueradeI combed my hair till it was just rightAnd commanded the night brigadeI was open to pain and crossed by the rainAnd I walked on a crooked crutchI strolled all alone through a fallout zoneCame out with my soul untouchedI hid in the clouded wrath of the crowdBut when they said ’sit down’ I stood upOoh-ohh ooh hoo growin’ upThe flag of piracy flew from my mastMy sails were set wing to wingI had a jukebox graduate for first mateShe couldn’t sail but she sure could singI pushed the b-52 and bombed em with the bluesWith my gear set stubborn on standingI broke all the rules, strafed my old high schoolNever once gave thought to landing, noI hid in the clouded wrath of the crowdBut when they said come down I threw upOoh-ooh growin’ upI took month-long vacations in the stratosphereAnd you know it’s really hard to hold your breathAnd I swear I lost everything I ever loved or fearedI was the cosmic kid in full costume dressWell my feet finally took root in the earthBut I got me a nice little place in the starsAnd I swear I found the key to the universeIn the engine of an old parked carI hid in the mother breast of the crowdBut when they said move down I moved upOoh ooh ooh, don’t you know that I’m growin’ upOoh ooh ooh, I can’t help it that I’m growin’ up (ah)

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