GROWIN' UP

Any Trouble's cover version


Well I stood stone-like at midnight suspended in my masquerade
And I combed my hair till it was just right and commanded the night brigade
I was open to pain and crossed by the rain and I walked on a crooked crutch
And I strode all alone through the fallout zone, came out with my soul untouched
I stood in the mother wrath of the crowd, when they said pull down I pulled up
Oh oh, growing up

The flag of piracy flew from my mast, my sails were set wing to wing
I had a jukebox graduate for first mate, she couldn't sail but she sure could sing
I pushed B-52, bombed out on the blues, head set stubborn on standing
Well I came all alone through the fallout zone, never once gave thought to landing
I stood in the mother wrath of the crowd, when they said pull down I pulled up
Oh oh, growing up

I'm growing up now

I stood in the mother wrath of the crowd, when they said pull down I pulled up
Oh oh, growing up

I took month-long vacations in the stratosphere, you know it's really hard to hold your breath
I swear I lost everything I ever loved or feared, I was the cosmic kid in full costume dress
Well I headed for home through the fallout zone, got a nice little place in the stars
And I swear I found the key to the universe in the engine of an old parked car
I stood in the mother wrath of the crowd, when they said pull down I pulled up
Oh oh, growing up
Oh oh-oh, oh oh oh oh growing up


Info

The above lyrics are for Any Trouble's cover version of GROWIN' UP. The song was released on the U.S. and Canadian issues of their 1980 album Where Are All The Nice Girls?.

Any Trouble -- Where Are All The Nice Girls?
Any Trouble -- Where Are All The Nice Girls?

LP - Stiff America (USE 6) - USA, 1980
LP - Stiff Canada (RIP-2001) - Canada, 1980

Other Official Releases

Any Trouble's cover version of GROWIN' UP was also included on some other official releases.

Any Trouble -- Girls Are Always Right - The Stiff Years
Any Trouble -- Girls Are Always Right - The Stiff Years

CD - Cherry Red (CDM RED 211) - UK, 2002
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume Two
Various artists -- Born To Run 2003 Volume Two

CD - Uncut (2003 04B) - UK, 2003

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album. It's a free CD (volume 2 of 2) issued exclusively with the April 2003 issue of Uncut magazine.
Any Trouble -- Where Are All The Nice Girls?
Any Trouble -- Where Are All The Nice Girls?

CD - Stiff Records (CDSEEZ 25US) - Europe, 2007

2007 CD reissue with four extra tracks.
Any Trouble -- The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981
Any Trouble -- The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981

3xCD - Cherry Red (CDTRED597) - UK, 2013

In addition to the album version, a live version of GROWIN' UP was also released. It was recorded on 31 May 1980 at The Venue in London, UK.

Any Trouble -- Live At The Venue
Any Trouble -- Live At The Venue

LP - Teldec (6.25 967) - Germany, 1980
Any Trouble -- Live & Alive
Any Trouble -- Live & Alive

LP - Stiff (U T00) - USA, 1980
Any Trouble -- The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981
Any Trouble -- The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981

3xCD - Cherry Red (CDTRED597) - UK, 2013

Request

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Available Versions

List of available versions of GROWIN' UP on this website:

GROWIN' UP [Album version]
GROWIN' UP [Outtake version]
GROWIN' UP [03 May 1972 demo version]
GROWIN' UP [Live Aug 1972 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 31 May 1973 (WGOE-FM) version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 02 Jun 1973 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 31 Oct 1973 (late show) version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 09 Mar 1974 (KLOL-FM) version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 09 Apr 1974 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 05 Feb 1975 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 23 Aug 1975 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 13 Sep 1975 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 30 Dec 1975 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 07 Apr 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 07 Aug 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 30 Sep 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 25 Oct 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 27 Oct 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 04 Nov 1976 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 13 Feb 1977 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 23 Mar 1977 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 24 Mar 1977 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 31 May 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 25 Jun 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 05 Jul 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 07 Jul 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 04 Aug 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 09 Aug 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 15 Aug 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 01 Sep 1978 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 20 Nov 1980 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 27 Nov 1980 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 26 Jan 1981 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 24 Aug 1981 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 20 Aug 1984 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 14 Sep 1984 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 02 Oct 1985 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 07 Aug 1992 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 22 Sep 1992 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 08 Nov 1996 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 24 Sep 1999 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 19 Feb 2003 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 20 Feb 2003 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 02 Mar 2003 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 24 May 2003 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 22 Jun 2003 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 11 Aug 2005 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 22 Nov 2005 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 11 Nov 2006 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 17 Nov 2006 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 22 Apr 2008 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 27 Jul 2008 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 21 Aug 2008 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 21 Apr 2009 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 23 Aug 2009 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 30 Sep 2009 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 22 Nov 2009 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 01 Feb 2014 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 24 Apr 2014 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 23 Feb 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 29 May 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 03 Jul 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 05 Sep 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 07 Sep 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 11 Sep 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Live 14 Sep 2016 version]
GROWIN' UP [Any Trouble's cover version]
GROWIN' UP [David Bowie's cover version]

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