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Your little hand's wrapped around my finger
And it's so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you're dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light
To you everything's funny, you got nothing to regret
I'd give all I have, honey
If you could stay like that

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart
And no one will desert you
Just try to never grow up, never grow up

You're in the car on the way to the movies
And you're mortified your mom's dropping you off
At 14 there's just so much you can't do
And you can't wait to move out someday and call your own shots
But don't make her drop you off around the block
Remember that she's getting older too
And don't lose the way that you dance around in your pj's getting ready for school

Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
No one's ever burned you, nothing's ever left you scarred
And even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what it sounded like when your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother's favorite songs
I just realized everything I have is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It's so much colder that I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my night light on

Wish I'd never grown up
I wish I'd never grown up

Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
I could still be little
Oh I don't wanna grow up, wish I'd never grown up
It could still be simple
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, just stay this little
Oh darling, don't you ever grow up
Don't you ever grow up, it could stay this simple
Won't let nobody hurt you
Won't let no one break your heart
And even though you want to, please try to never grow up
Oh, don't you ever grow up
Oh, never grow up, just never grow up



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    Charlie_X_XJul 14, 2011 at 10:51 am
    everytime i sing this song, i cry, everytime i jst read the lyrics, it sends down shivers down my spine, i think taylor is a powerful writer, and alwyas knows how to woo an audience, i am the first child inmy family, and to my mother, i am always her baby, even though i say "mummy shove off, im a big girllie now, i dont need you to baby me," i'm 14 this september, and taylor has made me realise that maybe i should be more nice to my mum, shes not even old yet, (*36*) yet she acts really embarrassing, picking out frillly pink dresses, and picking out clothes for me to take to my friends, i pick them up and put them aawya again, coz they really horriblw...she only does it coz she knows i ghtae it x i love my mummy x
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    LyricsArePoetryJan 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm
    This song reminds me of Fifteen in the looking back sense. I think in this song, like Fifteen, she's singing to the younger generation but she's also singing to her past self. It's obviously about how when you're young you want to grow up but when you're older you just want to be young ago. It connects to Innocent with that as well I think
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    Hiphoppergurl99Feb 1, 2011 at 2:55 am
    This song is sweet. I think she would make a good mother! And to my fav cousin, how we were best friends and saw each other every day. I miss u! :( i want us to be just like we used to...
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    drei171835Dec 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    how sweet of a mother not wanting her child to grow up.. she doesn't want her child to lose the unique cuteness of a baby who has little hands that's just enough to wrap a single finger.. :DD
  • b
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    badloveluckDec 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm
    This song is so sweet and amazing.I almost cry in this part "But don't lose the way you dance in your pj's,getting ready for school.

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