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Verse 1
I was a wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn't know

Chorus 1
But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time's rolled by
Still I feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Verse 2
Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

Chorus 2
As I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And the time rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon

Bridge
Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Verse 3
Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into you image
And you're still alive
(You're always alive)

Chorus 3
As I close my eyes
Steady my feet on the ground
Raise my head to the sky
And though time rolls by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up a little too soon



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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Mariah is saying she grew up too fast due to life's circumstances. She still reflects on being a child sometimes and realizes she almost didn't make it. But she knows she had a guardian angel with her that kept her all that time. She is reflecting on her childhood.
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    The lyrics are wrong! I can relate to her in so many ways. I grew up without a father and i learned many things when i was little that at my age i shouldn't have known. I had to grow fast because it's what life taught me.
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Mariah was a wayward child... When she says "and i learned many things little ones shouldn't know" she is talking about her sister's drug use and prostitution. Mariah had a difficult up bringing. Her parents were divorced when she was young. She's been through a lot. She had to grow fast due to her experiences and circumstances.
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    james6767Jan 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    this song is so touching it means so much to me because i was a wayward and i grew up way to fast i love this song more than any other

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