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Song Name: Growing Pains

Artist: DEVO

Appears On:

  • "Are You Experienced? b/w Growing Pains" (single)
  • Shout (reissue bonus track)

Year: 1984

Performed Live: Never

Run Time: 3:39

Writing Credits: Gerald V. Casale/Mark Mothersbaugh

Sung By: Gerald V. Casale

Alternate Versions: None

Demo Versions: None known

Song Connections:

Trivia / Info:

  • The only version known of "Growing Pains" was it's official 1984 release as a B-side to the Hendrix cover "Are You Experienced?".
  • Henry Rollins' "Infinite Zero" label reissued the album Shout in 1997, including this single version as one of the bonus tracks.

Onstage Behavior: N/A. Not performed live.

Lyrics:

LyricWikia
So young, so strong, ignorance is bliss
Fenced in, caught up again, in a place like this
Big people set the traps for you, using you-know-what for brains
You're just another lab experiment, and you're easy to replace
Too much, too soon, sensors overload
Brought down, chased out of town, another dangerous road
Simply a problem of biology, it's a choice you never make
The scene is set, and you're subjected to a lethal dose of growing pains
Think it through, laws were mostly made for fools
Give in now, and be a has-been who never was
They'll set you up with pains that grow
So young, so strong, ignorance is bliss
Fenced in, caught up again, in a place like this
Big people set the traps for you, using you-know-what for brains
You're just another lab experiment, and you're easy to replace
Simply a problem of biology, it's a choice you never make
The scene is set, and you're subjected to a lethal dose of growing pains

References


External Links:

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DEVO
Mark Mothersbaugh | Gerry Casale | Bob Mothersbaugh
Bob Lewis | Bob Casale | Jim Mothersbaugh | Alan Myers
David Kendrick | Josh Freese & Jeff Friedl | Josh Hager
Record Labels / Publishers
Booji Boy Records | Warner Brothers | Enigma | Devo, Inc. 
Stiff | Virgin | Rykodisk | Infinite Zero | Restless | Discovery | Rhino 
MVD Audio | The Orchard | Superior Viaduct | Futurismo
Production
Brian Eno | Ken Scott | Robert Margouleff | Roy Thomas Baker | DEVO 
The Teddybears | Greg Kurstin | Santi White | John King | John Hill | Mark Nishita 
Official Studio Albums
Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) | Duty Now For The Future (1979) | Freedom of Choice (1980) | New Traditionalists (1981) | oh, no! it's DEVO (1982) | Shout (1984) | Total DEVO (1988) | SmoothNoodleMaps (1990) | Something for Everybody   (2010)
Other Albums
Be Stiff EP (1977) | E-Z Listening Disc (1987) | Now It Can Be Told: DEVO at the Palace (1989) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 1 74-77 (1990) | Hardcore DEVO Vol. 2 1974-1977 (1991) | DEVO Live: The Mongoloid Years (1992) | DEV-O Live (1999) | Recombo DNA (2000) | Live In Central Park (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | New Traditionalists: Live 1981 Seattle (2012) | Something ELSE for Everybody  (2013) | Miracle Witness Hour  (2014) | Live at Max's Kansas City - November 15, 1977  (2014) | Butch Devo and the Sundance Gig  (2014) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Filmography
The Men Who Make The Music (1981) | Human Highway (1982) | We're All DEVO (1984) | The Complete Truth About De-Evolution (1993) | DEVO Live (2004) | DEVO Live In The Land Of The Rising Sun (2004) | DEVO Live 1980 (2005) | Hardcore DEVO Live!  (2015)
Related Articles
History | Bootlegs | Booji Boy | Devolution | Influence | The Wipeouters | Jihad Jerry & The Evildoers | Devo 2.0 | Akron, Ohio | Music Videos | Versions | Outfits

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