Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
When I Grow Up by Fever Ray
When I grow up…
I want to be a forester
Run through the moss on high heels
That’s what I’ll do, throwing out boomerang
Waiting for it to come back to me
When I grow up…
I put my soul in what I do
You’ve got cucumbers on your eyes
waiting for a moment to arise
I wait for him to catch me
Waiting for you to embrace me.
Do you ever wish that sometimes you can just fast forward time? That you can just envision a moment in your would-be future and suddenly be transported to a parallel world where when you are able to finally reap all the rewards that you have worked for in your youth?
Because I do.
I suffer a severe case of anachronism.
anach·ro·nism \ ə-ˈna-krə-ˌni-zəm \ noun \
1 : the state or condition of being chronologically out of place
2 : a person or a thing that is chronologically out of place; especiallyone from a former age that is incongruous in the present
I’ve always felt that I was suppose to have been born years ago. It’s as if I was somehow misplaced in the otherwise smooth fabric of time and came to the world too late, ages after my 9 months in the womb are up.
The even more disastrous counterpart of prematurity.
As a result, I am still 19 years old, seven months shy of 20. Residing under my parents’ roof, abiding to every single one of their rules. Yes, I know I have it great, free (almost) everything and almost always in the company of my family, but as much as I appreciate everything, there is always that odd time when…
Even comfort is just stifling.
You want what you can’t have and right now I want pure unadulterated freedom. Being to sole person responsible for my own actions. Not having to restrain myself from doing what I want to do because of a curfew, even because of money. I want to grow up, and be in the field, working, doing what I love, having fun with friends regardless the day, coming home to a household I have crafted with my own bare hands and you - instead of waiting, waiting, waiting.
I want to possess the ability to move around freely, flap my arms and shake the chain that is Age, the Great Wall that separates me from Independence.
Ah, but alas! The Young wish to be Old but when Time comes and catches them in her minute hands, the Old pleads that they become Young once again. And the cycle repeats, continuing, up to now, to be one of the biggest ironies that has ever existed.
Oh, Time be my friend.