Back When I Was Grown Up

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Cary Cooper
Cary Cooper

Story

(It's never too late to be who you might have been.  Thank goodness!!) 

Lyrics

Back when I was grown up when I wore my hair like normal people

When my nose was free of holes and I had no tattoos.

Back when I was grown up when I went to bed at ten o’clock Eleven at the very latest if I caught the news

 

Manicured lawn and pedicured toes

Hospital corners, ribbons and bows

Everything was simple then goodness knows

Life SUCKED.  Back when I was grown up.

 

Back when I was grown up I had food in my refrigerator

Money in my bank account enough to pay my dues

Back when I was grown up I read every book endorsed by Oprah

Anything by Deepak Chopra, read the bible too.

 

Waved my flag for liberty,

Father Knows Best and Leave It To Beave

Everything was simple then, Judas Priest!

Life SUCKED.  Back when I was grown up.

 

Back when I was grown up back when I belonged to PTA

And I sang in the choir and attended Sunday School

Back when I was grown up back when I would poo poo NPR

And still voted republican and Rush Limbaugh was cool

 

Right to Lifer refugee

Who’s afraid of lesbians

That would be me.

Then someone flipped a switch

And I knew I’d rather be

Like a kid with a mind and a heart and a soul that is free

Back when I was grown up

 

I won’t grow up

I don’t wanna go to school

Just to learn to be a parrot

And recite a silly rule

If growing up means it would be

Beneath my dignity to climb a tree

I’ll never grow up never grow up never grow up

Not me

Not again

The end

Amen