Growin' Up

I stood stonelike at midnight suspended in my masquerade
I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade
I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
I strolled all alone through a fallout zone and came out with my soul
untouched
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said `Sit down' I stood up
Ooh-ooh growin' up
The flag of piracy flew from my mast my sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for first mate she couldn't sail but she sure could sing
I pushed B-52 and bombed `em with the blues with my gear set stubborn on standing
I broke all the rules strafed my old high school never once gave thought to landing
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said `Come down' I threw up
Ooh-ooh growin' up

I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere and you know it's really hard to hold your breath
I swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared I was the cosmic kid
Well my feet they finally took root in the earth but I got me a nice little
place in the stars
I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
I hid in the clouded wrath of the crowd but when they said `Sit down' I stood up
Ooh-ooh growin' up
Ooh-ooh growin' up
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Notes

Live history

"Growin' Up" has been performed live a total of 534 times.
First known performance:
1972-12-07, New York, NY
Greetings From Asbury Park Tour
Last known performance:
2018-12-08, New York, NY
Springsteen on Broadway

Release history

Total releases: 11
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Bruce Springsteen, Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ, album, 1973-01-05
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Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Live 1975-85, live, 1986-11-04
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Bruce Springsteen, In Concert - Plugged, movie, 1992
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Bruce Springsteen, Streets of Philadelphia, maxisingle, 1994
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Bruce Springsteen, Tracks, compilation, 1998-11-10
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Bruce Springsteen, 18 Tracks, compilation, 1999-04-13
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Bruce Springsteen, Live in Dublin, movie, 2007-06-05
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 1 1973-1984, rerelease, 2014-11-17
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Bruce Springsteen, The Essential Bruce Springsteen (2015 edition), compilation, 2015-10-16
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Bruce Springsteen, Chapter and Verse, compilation, 2016-09-23
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Bruce Springsteen, Springsteen on Broadway, live, 2018-12-14