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Growing Older But Not Up
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Coconut Telegraph (1981)
Additional Discography:
Meet Me In Margaritaville (2003)

Live in Cincinnati, OH (2004)

Lyrics:
I rounded first never thought of the worst
As I studied the shortstop's position
Then crack went my leg like the shell of an egg
Someone call a decent physician
I'm no Pete Rose, I can't pretend
While my mind is quite flexible
these brittle bones don't bend

Chorus
I'm growing older but not up
My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
So let the winds of change blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead

Sometimes I see me as an old manatee
Heading south as the waters grow colder
He tries to steer clear of the hum drum so near
It cuts prop scars deep in his shoulders
That's how it flows right to the end
His body's still flexible but that
Barnacle brain don't bend

Chorus
So now don't get me wrong
This is not a sad song
Just events that I have happened to witness
And time takes it's toll as we head for the poll
And no one dies from physical fitness
So what the hell, well take it right to the end
As the days grow more complicated the nightlife still wins

Chorus

Let the winds of change blow over my head
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead

Shows Played At:
07-18-2019: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-16-2019: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07-10-2019: MTelus – Montreal,
03-16-2019: Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA
03-13-2019: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
09-29-2018: La Cigale – Paris,
04-27-2018: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
04-26-2018: Saenger Theater – Hattiesburg, MS
04-17-2018: Verizon Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
04-06-2018: North Charleston Coliseum – Charleston, SC
03-31-2018: John Paul Jones Arena – Charlottesville, VA
03-30-2018: Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD
12-31-2017: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
11-04-2017: Waikiki Shell – Honolulu, HI
10-21-2017: Mattress Firm Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
09-23-2017: La Cigale – Paris,
08-19-2017: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
08-17-2017: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
08-15-2017: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
07-15-2017: Wrigley Field – Chicago, IL
07-11-2017: DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
05-20-2017: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
06-23-2016: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, IN
04-24-2015: The Amphitheater at the Wharf – Orange Beach, AL
04-18-2015: MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa Bay, FL
04-16-2015: Amway Arena – Orlando, FL
04-09-2015: Cruzan Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
04-07-2015: Everglades Rally – Tallahassee, FL
04-01-2015: San Carlos Institute Theatre – Key West, FL
02-07-2013: Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
02-05-2013: Pensacola Bay Center – Pensacola, FL
02-02-2013: BB&T Center – Ft Lauderdale, FL
10-27-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-25-2012: Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
10-23-2012: Key Arena – Seattle, WA
10-20-2012: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
10-18-2012: Fillmore Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
09-01-2012: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
08-30-2012: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-28-2012: Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
08-25-2012: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08-04-2012: Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ
08-02-2012: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
07-31-2012: Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-30-2012: First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-28-2012: First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
06-26-2012: Mohegan Sun – Uncasville, CT
06-23-2012: Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
06-09-2012: Aaron’s Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-07-2012: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
06-02-2012: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
05-30-2012: Austin City Limits Theatre – Austin, TX
04-21-2012: Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
04-17-2012: Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
04-14-2012: CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE
03-30-2012: 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
07-21-2011: DTE Muic Theatre – Clarkston, MI
01-23-2011: Sydney Opera House – Sydney,
08-31-2010: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
05-22-2010: Pizza Hut Park – Frisco, TX
01-14-2010: Bloody Mary’s – Bora Bora,
08-29-2009: Alpine Valley Music Theater – East Troy, WI
10-18-2008: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
08-30-2007: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
06-08-2006: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
04-22-2004: St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
08-26-2003: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-23-2003: Tweeter Center Chicago – Tinley Park, IL
08-19-2003: Post Gazette Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
08-29-2002: Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA
04-20-2002: Greensboro Coliseum – Greensboro, NC
04-13-2002: AM South Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
11-04-2000: Guild Hall – East Hampton, NY
07-18-2000: Riverport Amphitheatre – St Louis, MO
04-20-2000: Coors Amphitheatre – San Diego, CA
04-18-2000: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
12-11-1999: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
12-08-1998: Orlando Arena – Orlando, FL
12-06-1998: Coral Sky Amphitheatre – West Palm Beach, FL
10-05-1996: MGM Grand – Las Vegas, NV
09-29-1996: The Gorge – George, WA
09-26-1996: Rose Garden – Portland, OR
09-18-1996: Starplex Amphitheatre – Dallas, TX
08-30-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-25-1996: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-22-1996: Jones Beach Amphitheatre – Wantagh, NY
08-16-1996: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-09-1996: Continental Airlines Arena – East Rutherford, NJ
08-06-1996: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
06-22-1996: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-20-1996: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-17-1996: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
06-14-1996: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
06-08-1996: New World Music Theatre – Tinley Park, IL
06-05-1996: Deer Creek Music Center – Noblesville, IN
06-01-1996: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
10-04-1995: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
09-30-1995: Sandstone Amphitheatre – Kansas City, KS
09-22-1995: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
08-25-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-23-1995: Great Woods – Mansfield, MA
08-20-1995: The Meadows – Hartford, CT
08-19-1995: E Center – Camden, NJ
08-17-1995: Ontario Molson Park – Toronto,
08-14-1995: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
08-11-1995: Nissan Pavilion – Bristow, VA
08-07-1995: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
08-05-1995: Buckeye Lake – Columbus, OH
08-04-1995: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
06-13-1995: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
06-10-1995: Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
06-05-1995: Blockbuster Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
06-02-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
05-31-1995: Walnut Creek Pavilion – Raleigh, NC
08-10-1993: Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
02-05-1988: Chapel Hill – Chapel Hill, NC
07-04-1987: Pine Knob Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
12-10-1983: Augusta Civic Center – Augusta, GA
11-15-1983: University of Florida Gym – Gainesville, FL
08-27-1983: Sheridan Opera House – Telluride, CO
07-24-1981: Popular Creek Music Theatre – Hoffman Estates, IL
07-12-1980: Carowinds Palladium – Charlotte, NC
07-04-1980: Minneapolis – Minneapolis, MN
Number of Shows: 123