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WHEN I GROW UP
Michelle Shocked


When I grow up I want to be an old woman

When I grow up I want to be an old woman

Oh, an o-o-o-o-old, an old, old woman


Then I think I'm gonna find myself an old man

Then I think I'm gonna marry myself that old man

An old, an old, an old, an old, a really old man


We're gonna have a hundred and twenty babies

A hundred and five, ten, fifteen, twenty babies

Uh huh, that's what I said a hundred and twenty babies


We'll raise 'em on tiger's milk and green bananas

Mangoes and coconuts and watermelon

We're gonna give 'em that watermelon when they starts yellin'


Here's what they'll yell...


In the summer we'll sit in a field and watch the sun melt

In the winter we'll sit by a fire and watch the moon freeze

Me my old man and a hundred and twenty babies

Me my old man and a hundred and twenty babies

I said, me my old man and a hundred and twenty babies

Oh, when I grow up I want to be an old woman

When I grow up I want to be an oooooold...


MICHELLE SHOCKED

Michelle Shocked (born Dallas, Texas, February, 1962) is the stage name of Michelle Karen Johnston, an American singer-songwriter.

As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury Records to offer the newcomer a recording contract. ... Read More