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Verse 1: D
Gbm That was the way, that was the way it was Bm G When you're five years old and don't have nowhere else to run D Gbm Except into your mother's arms, where she held you so tight Bm G And you're scared of the dark so you sleep with your little night light D Gbm When you walked up to school and everyone there was your best friend Bm G When you learned your numbers and shapes and played pretend D Gbm You didn't mind that your hair was a mess, you were so carefree Bm G You didn't know how cold and cruel this world would one day be Chorus: Em A We were just so young D We should have known Gbm Bm We should have known Em A D That one day we'd hate our bodies and we'd orbit around buttons on a phone Gbm Bm We should have known Em A D That one day we'd pluck our eyebrow hairs and wonder why the cool kids stared at me Gbm Bm Oh why'd it have to be Em Our imaginations have run dry A D We hate ourselves and have a nightly cry Gbm Bm And then we act like we're fine Em A D It's alcohol and bombs and drugs, don't ever let your children grow up Gbm Bm -Oh oh oh oh oh oh- G Gm Verse 2: D Gbm We would swing on the swings and jump off and pretend we could fly Bm G But as soon as we blinked we grew up and we're junior high D Gbm So our dads dropped us off at the park and we stayed out 'till ten Bm G So the makeup comes out and we think we need the perfect boyfriend Chorus: Em A We were just so young D How didn't we know Gbm Bm How didn't we know Em A D That we'd be independent on our own and lose more friends while traveling down the road Gbm Bm Oh, how didn't we know Em A D That there's more to life than sleepovers and jocks turn out worse than the science nerds Gbm Bm But somehow that all gets blurred Em And some relationships they end real fast A D And though you want you might never get it back Gbm Bm The doors close just like that Em A D It's depression and it's broken love, don't ever let your children grow up Gbm Bm -Oh oh oh oh oh oh- G Gm Outro: Em A We're no longer young D So now that we know Gbm Bm So now that we know Em A D That this world could use some turning 'round, if only we could find some common ground Gbm Bm But it's up to us Em A D Bm And although at times it gets so rough, you have got to let your children grow up Em A D Yeah, you have got to let your children, got to let your children grow up
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