Well, once I"m lyin" in my bed at nightI do not want to grow upNothin" ever appears to revolve out rightI don"t desire to flourish upHow perform you move in a world of fogThat"s constantly transforming things?Makes me wish that I could be a dogWell, as soon as I view the price that you payI do not want to grow upI do not ever desire to be that wayI don"t want to grow upSeems prefer folks revolve right into things they they"d never wantThe just point to live for is todayI"m gonna put a hole in my T.V. setI do not want to grow upOpen up the medication chestAnd I don"t desire to prosper upI don"t desire to have to shout it outI do not desire my hair to loss outI do not desire to be filled through doubtI do not desire to be an excellent boy scoutI don"t want to need to learn to countI don"t desire to have actually the biggest amountI don"t desire to flourish upWell, once I check out my paleas fightI don"t desire to flourish upThey all go out and drinking all nightAnd I don"t desire to flourish upI"d fairly say right here in my roomNothin" out tbelow but sad and gloomI do not want to live in a large old tomb on Grand also Street, hooWhen I check out the 5 o"clock newsI do not want to grow upComb their hair and also shine their shoesI don"t want to prosper upStay about in my old hometownI don"t want to put no money downI don"t want to gain me a huge old loanWork them fingers to the boneI don"t desire to float a broomFall in love and also acquire married then boomHow the hell did I obtain right here so soon?I do not desire to prosper up

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My InterpretationUnlike some various other respondents, I do not check out this as being around the childhood innocence we all supplied to have, yet now that we"ve grvery own up we"ve checked out the light. Quite the oppowebsite. I see it as a man that has actually grown up, and also wishes he could reget the liberty that youngsters have; the flexibility not to need to fit right into the mechanism and come to be something nobody ever before wanted to be. Part of the beauty of being a kid is you have the right to not conform, and also civilization still love you and look after you. When you"re an adult, if you do not concreate, you suffer.So I see this as a critique of our culture and a manifesto for not taking the place we"re intended to sit still in after we "prosper out of" our yearning for something much better. If in our culture flourishing up is combing your hair, shining your shoes, ending up being a good boy scout, and also wanting the best amount, then, fuck it, I don"t wanna flourish up.