I Wanna Be
I Wanna Be

I’m a veteran of imaginary art
Fought for God and country
On mama’s kitchen floor
A guerrilla in the bushes
A sailor in the pool
At thirty-one still fighting some
And feeling like a fool

I wanna be just like you when you grow up
I wanna see all the dreams your dreaming of
So let’s make haste
Time is too damned costly to waste

Scars are healing skinned knees to broken bones
Midnight still gets darker when your sitting all alone
When dimples turn to wrinkles from playing in the sun
There’s no more stars to wish on
We’ve wasted the last one

I wanna be just like you when you grow up
I wanna see all the dreams your dreaming of
So let’s make haste
Time is too damned costly to waste

The time has come now to put our toys away
Stand up straight and toe the line promise we won’t stray
Pay attention to the golden rule do everything we can
Say goodbye to the boy inside and welcome home the man

I wanna be just like you when you grow up
I wanna see all the dreams your dreaming of
So let’s make haste
Time is too damned costly to waste