woke up older lyrics – the wonder years

“woke up older”

you’ve got lunch with your sister tomorrow
so we can’t be up late
you don’t mind if i sleep in
but then i’ve gotta pack my things
so i stacked a bukowski novel on a blacklisted lp
and this time what it looked like was just what it proved to be
you said you needed a stiff drink to take your mind off things

hey jess, i woke up older
carrying two years in the bags under my eyes
hey jess, i watched you wake up and get dressed
you left the room receded like my hairline

i’ve been avoiding rittenhouse like the plague
because i just can’t handle seeing you today
you made this house into a home
now, i’m a stranger on my street
and as i turned to leave
i caught myself in the mirror to see i aged a year this week
i left a note up on your bed that said
hey, thanks again for everything you did

hey jess, i woke up older
carrying two years in the bags under my eyes
hey jess, i watched you wake up and get dressed
you left the room receded like my hairline

when john introduced woke up new in st. augustine
i knew i wasn’t alone
when i woke up here without you
there was nothing to do but pack up and go home

hey jess, i woke up older
carrying two years in the bags under my eyes
hey jess, i woke up older
carrying two years in the bags under my eyes
hey jess, i watched you wake up and get dressed
you left the room receded like my hairline

/ the wonder years lyrics