Living life by a corner store;
buying into people's ideas.
Till my pockets grew empty,
and I was still searching for more.
Kids riding up and down the street,
not knowing much, just good at
disturbing the peace.
Memories we like to hold,
are probably the ones like our first kiss.
We went through times watching the stress of these adults.
Parents fighting each other,
thinking it's all our fault.
Never grew up with much,
had to make it feel like it was a lot.
Every gain we had, came with it's equal loss.
All the mistakes we made,
soon later came with a cost.
From acting shy around pretty girls,
spinning our words to impress them.
But too busy caught up in their curls.
As teens, promising to give them a world,
we knew we couldn't afford.
Spending our free periods in class kissing girls cause, we were bored.
Skipping a few classes, thinking in life we could skip ahead.
Telling each all the lies we rest in everyday,
always backing up your friend.
Teachers calling us out for not
We didn't believe their words,
those words weren't really us.
Sneaking into clubs before eighteen,
sipping substances from brown bottles.
The times we had, we were surely wasting.
First few times we were smoking herbs,
pulling hard puffs, till we were disturbed.
Out of luck at times,
when we didn't find love or comfort.
Regardless of the cost,
we'd spend hours on gaming, all through the summer.
Boys feeling like men when we busy getting hooked on ****.
The start of our addictions, and the hunger of flesh was what showed.
Fitting in with the crowd till you found yourself,
realizing we don't have forever this youth.
But we didn't treasure it's wealth.
We're all adults now, and this adulting life at times *****.
Eventually I'll have to find love,
but falling in love really hurts and cuts.
With the fears of not giving her enough.
But we're adults now,
look how far we've come.
Can't runaway from the responsibility,
else we'll all be on the run.
This is the tale of growing up.