Thirteen

finally I’m thirteen
it’s the year of valuable lessons
i can baby-sit the neighbor’s kids so I can earn my way
collect the paper bills inside the pages of my Nancy Drew books
cuz they’re my most valued possessions
yes, they’re my most prized possessions
but that’s a secret

finally I’m thirteen
and I am fully grown
this will be my shoe size when I’m thirty and old
people ask me,
“what’dya want to be when you grow up, little lady?”
but no one tells me i won’t have to go
no one tells me that i won’t have to go
when they know, when they know, when they know

i’ve got a treasure between the covers
i’ve got the means to be grown up
i’m gonna stay strong and defend her
i’m gonna stand tall, keep my chin up
and remember that I am all these things
underneath the slouch and frightened stare
i’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care
i’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care

between the covers of
Nancy Drew mystery, Nancy Drew adventure
my treasure is my history
and it will follow me, it will follow me, it will follow me
until I’m thirty and old
or so I’ve been told

finally I’m thirteen
and I want to run away
but what I really want is just for someone to say
that I won’t have to go
won’t someone tell me
that I won’t have to go
when they know, when they know
when they know my secret

i’ve got a treasure between the covers …

I’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care
I’m gonna save up so I don’t have to carefinally I’m thirteen
it’s the year of valuable lessons
i can baby-sit the neighbor’s kids so I can earn my way
collect the paper bills inside the pages of my Nancy Drew books
cuz they’re my most valued possessions
yes, they’re my most prized possessions
but that’s a secret

finally I’m thirteen
and I am fully grown
this will be my shoe size when I’m thirty and old
people ask me,
“what’dya want to be when you grow up, little lady?”
but no one tells me i won’t have to go
no one tells me that i won’t have to go
when they know, when they know, when they know

i’ve got a treasure between the covers
i’ve got the means to be grown up
i’m gonna stay strong and defend her
i’m gonna stand tall, keep my chin up
and remember that I am all these things
underneath the slouch and frightened stare
i’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care
i’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care

between the covers of
Nancy Drew mystery, Nancy Drew adventure
my treasure is my history
and it will follow me, it will follow me, it will follow me
until I’m thirty and old
or so I’ve been told

finally I’m thirteen
and I want to run away
but what I really want is just for someone to say
that I won’t have to go
won’t someone tell me
that I won’t have to go
when they know, when they know
when they know my secret

i’ve got a treasure between the covers …

I’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care
I’m gonna save up so I don’t have to care

Intervention
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