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Song: Still That Kid

A Hundred Thousand Pennies

Album: A Hundred Thousand Pennies
Track: #5

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Recorded: January 2017
Length: 4:02
Instrumentation: Acoustic baritone guitar, vocals

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Almost everybody longs for the time when they were young
They can fall apart remembering those days
At least in memory only happy songs were sung
And a shiny big ole world was there to take in

And I recall it not the least bit different for me
One more candle on the cake each year that faded
A bouncy little child asking questions every day
The wonder of it all was fascinating

I grew up just like everyone did
And my thoughts started zeroing in
It's when I first questioned the thought someone was listening
I'm still that fifteen year old kid
Who's spent every year since then
Tryin' to find a way to keep from turning sixteen

My youthful innocence persists, but it is hidden by a veil
That I never will perceive or be able to change
Every day I'm still asking questions innocently
But I'm mostly judging everything that's wrong with me

I probably shouldn't still be feeling guilty for invading
A world that doesn't really seem to need me

Don't judge me most of what I'm saying's true
You think I'm getting things from life but not what I need and want and earned
Shallowly I'm sure, I think I'm giving more than I take
But it's easy enough to say I don't deserve it anyway

Every year I see an extra candle on the cake
And symbolically I see my life burning away
And someone always swears it's still the time when I am young
But it's the tally of all that time I've wasted

I grew up just like everyone did
And my thoughts started zeroing in
It's when I first questioned the thought no one was listening
I'm still that fifteen year old kid
Who's spent every year since then
Tryin' to find a way to keep from turning sixteen

I grew up just like everyone did
And my thoughts started zeroing in
It's when I first questioned the thought someone was listening
I'm still that fifteen year old kid
Who's spent every year since then
Tryin' to find a way to keep from turning sixteen
Tryin' to find a way to keep from turning sixteen

Originally: "Silent Film (Existing)"
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