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Katy Hudson
Written by Katy Hudson
Mark Dickson
Produced by David Browning

"Growing Pains" is a song written by Katy Perry (then Katy Hudson) and Mark Dickson for Hudson's self-titled debut album, Katy Hudson. This song is Hudson's favorite song from the album. She said she used to sing and play this song to an art.

Background

Hudson explained the meaning of the song on her site in 2001.

"I think this is what kids want to say, like it's their anthem. I think they don't like being written off as if they didn't know much about God or what they really believe in. Sometimes older people can easily stereotype this generation because of what it has been told--basically, the lies that say we aren't any good, or all we will do is drugs and get into a bunch of trouble. It's not true. I haven't ever seen an age limit on who God can use. I don't have it all figured out, but for me, I want to share what I know, and give everything I have been given, because that is my calling."

The song was inspired by Queen, one of Katy Perry's favorite bands, and the song was supposed to have some elements of Queen's song "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Lyrics

You would think that
I could find a simple song a photograph of mine
To show this public eye what I have to offer
I may not have a PHD or speak in eloquent philosophy
I'm nothing more than simply me you see

What I am trying to say
I'm just a babe in so many ways

I'm still growing still stretching
Still breaking in these new shoes
Looking for a way to make a mark of my own
I'm just a spring chick wet behind the ears
I'm just a part of life there's no need to fear
These growing pains that I'm going through

I don't regret
I'm not ashamed that I haven't yet begun to speaketh ways
(As the wisest of men) oh perhaps some day
But for now I'm grateful
To be a part of the family tree
While the Man upstairs does His work on me
It's a job that make take eternity to complete

Just when I've learned all I can
Those growing pains up and kick on in again

I'm still growing still stretching
Still breaking in these new shoes
Looking for a way to make a mark of my own
I'm just a spring chick wet behind the ears
I'm just a part of life there's no need to fear
These growing pains that I'm going through

Time after time one more time and again will it ever end?
It's the lessons in our lives that make us wise
But young or old I am told it's the same
Oh these growing pains never go away so I'll just keep on trying

Oh baby don't worry about a thang!

References

Katy hudson font

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