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Song title: When I grow up to be a man


When I grow up to be a man

When I grow up to be a man
Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn't done what I did?
Will I joke around and still dig those sounds
When I grow up to be a man?

Will I look for the same things in a woman that I dig in a girl?
(fourteen fifteen)
Will I settle down fast or will I first wanna travel the world?
(sixteen seventeen)
Now I'm young and free, but how will it be
When I grow up to be a man?

Oooooo Ooooooo Oooooooo
Will my kids be proud or think their old man is really a square?
(eighteen nineteen)
When they're out having fun yeah, will I still wanna have my share?
(twenty twenty-one)
Will I love my wife for the rest of my life
When I grow up to be a man?

What will I be when I grow up to be a man?
(twenty-two twenty-three)
Won't last forever
(twenty-four twenty-five)
It's kind of sad
(twenty-six twenty-seven)
Won't last forever
(twenty-eight twenty-nine)
It's kind of sad
(thirty thirty-one)
Won't last forever
(thirty-two . . .)


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 01/06/1985 Slane Castle, Dublin ,Ireland during the Born in the USA Tour

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Unique known live performance: 01/06/1985 Slane Castle, Dublin ,Ireland

Song 'history':


Played once in the whole Born in the U.S.A. tour (01/06/1985 Slane Castle, Dublin ,Ireland)
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