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Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up (Buffett)

GUEST,genie 11 Aug 01 - 02:15 AM
nutty 11 Aug 01 - 02:40 AM
GUEST,genie 11 Aug 01 - 04:40 AM
Joe Offer 07 Mar 08 - 09:55 PM
GUEST,nameless faceless cowardly Guest 08 Mar 08 - 12:09 PM
oldhippie 10 Apr 08 - 05:20 PM
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Subject: Growing Older But Not Up
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 02:15 AM

I used to sing a Jimmy Buffet song, "I'm growing older, but not up; my metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck ... ." Danged if I haven't forgotten everything but those lines! If someone has the full lyrics, I'll bet the whole thing would come back to me! Can you help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up
From: nutty
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 02:40 AM

Found the words here

I'M GROWING OLDER


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up
From: GUEST,genie
Date: 11 Aug 01 - 04:40 AM

Thanks, Nutty. It's all coming back to me now! Genie


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Mar 08 - 09:55 PM

Ooops! The words aren't available at Hazel's link any more. Good reason to post lyrics when you find them.

I've noticed during the last couple weeks that the young, cute store clerks have been calling me "Sweetie." At first, I thought that was very nice, but does that mean they think I'm getting old?

So, anyhow, I don't know if I want to think about that. Can somebody post the lyrics?

-Joe-


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Subject: Lyr Add: GROWING OLDER BUT NOT UP (Jimmy Buffett)
From: GUEST,nameless faceless cowardly Guest
Date: 08 Mar 08 - 12:09 PM

By: Jimmy Buffett
1980
For all those who don't feel as old as they are and never will
I rounded first never thought of the worst
As I studied the shortstop's position
Crack went my leg like the shell of an egg
Someone call a decent physician
Im no Pete Rose, I can't pretend
Though my mind is quite flexible, these brittle bones don't bend

Chorus:
Im growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
Let those winds of time blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead

Sometimes I see me as old manatee
Headin' south as the waters grow colder
Tries to steer clear of the humdrum so near
It cuts prop scars deep in his shoulder
But that's how it goes (that's how it goes), right to the end
Though his body's quite flexible, that barnacle brain don't bend

Chorus:
I'm growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
Let those winds of time blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm livin' than live while I'm dead

(instrumental)

Now don't get me wrong
This is not a sad song
Just events that I have happened to witness
And time takes its toll as we head for the poll
And no one dies from physical fitness
So what the hell, well take it right to the end
As the days grow more complicated the nightlife still wins

Chorus:
I'm growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
Let those winds of change blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead
Let those winds of time blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead

Ji


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up (Buffett)
From: oldhippie
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 05:20 PM

Re: Jimmy Buffett lyrics

"They say you are a snuff queen
Honey I don't think that's true"

what is the interpretation of "snuff queen"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Growing Older But Not Up (Buffett)
From: Peace
Date: 10 Apr 08 - 05:36 PM

2. What is a 'snuff queen'?
An old term for a prostitute.

from the www


A snuff queen in Nashville in the early 70s was a term for a country and western groupie who hung around country artists looking to have sex with them.

from the www


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