Orleans – Grown Up Children Lyrics

When I was a kid, I played guitar for hours on end
Down in the basement where the radio and records were my friends
My folks didn't like it much, I was breakin' all the rules
'Cause drummin' on the desk and hummin' to myself wasn't their idea of school

They kept talkin' about grown up children
Playin', singin'
Never doing what they're told
Grown up children
Actin' like they'll never grow old

Though I was underage, I joined the band at the local bar
Pretty soon we hit the road as the warm-up for some fading star
And they said, "now keep the set short, don't play that so loud"
So we plugged our guitars in and turned them up to ten
And jumped right into the crowd

'Cause we were just grown up children

Playin', singin'
Never doing what they're told
Grown up children
Actin' like they'll never grow old

It's good work if you can get it
'Cause you don't have to act your age
In real life, I'm known as a family man
But tonight, I'm a kid on the stage
One of those grown up children
Playin', singin'
Never doing what they're told
Grown up children
Actin' like they'll never grow old

Grown up children
Playin', singin'
Never doing what they're told
Grown up children
Actin' like they'll never grow old

Grown up children
Playin', singin'
Never doing what they're told
Grown up children
Actin' like they'll never grow old