I take a deep breath when I walk through the doors It's the morning of my very first day I say hi to my friends I ain't seen in a while Try and stay out of everybody's way It's my freshman year and I'm gonna be here For the next five years in this town Hoping one of those senior girls will wink at me and say "You know I havent seen you around, before"
Cause when I'm eighteen and somebody tells me they love me I'm gonna believe them And when I'm eighteen Feeling like there's nothing to figure out Well count to ten, take it in This is life before I know who I'm gonna be At eighteen
I sit in class next to a redhead named Adibah And soon enough we're best friends Laughing at the other boys who think they're so cool We'll be out of here as soon as we can And then I'm on my very first date and she's got a car And I'm feeling like flying And my momma's waiting up and I think that she's the one And I'm dancing round my hostel when the night ends When the night ends
Cause when I'meighteen and somebody tells me they love me I'm gonna believe them When I'm eighteen and my first kiss Makes my head spinning round but In your life I'll do things greater than dating the girl on the netball team But I didn't know it at eighteen
When all I wanted was to be wanted Wish I could go back and tell myself what I know now Back then I swore I was gonna marry her someday But I realized some bigger dreams of mine
And Adibah gave everything she had to a boy Who changed his mind and we both cried
Cause when I'm eighteen and somebody tells me they love me I'm gonna believe them And when I'm eighteen, don't forget to look before I fall I've found time can heal most anything And I just might find who I was supposed to be I didn't know who I was supposed to be at eighteen
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My very first day Take a deep breath boy Take a deep breath as I walk through those doors.