Cover Covers: When I Grow Up

March 16, 2018

 

Song covers are all the rage. If inspiration is what happens when thoughts hit each other at the right angle, it's no suprise that musical art tends to beget responses in the form of more art.

 

While I can definitely appreciate a song cover performed for practice, fun, or technical one-upsmanship, my favorite types of covers reinterpret and reinvent.

 

Below you'll find one of my favorite covers to perform - "When I Grow Up" by The Pussycat Dolls.  

 

Original

 

Stage Two Cover by Mayday Parade

Final Evolution by Me 

 

Lyrics

 

Boys call you sexy
And you don't care what they say
See every time you turn around
They're screaming your name

 

Now I've got a confession
When I was young, I wanted attention
And I promised myself that I'd do anything
Anything at all for them to notice me

 

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say

You don't know what its like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

 

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one boy
When I step out on the scene

 

Be careful what you wish for
Cuz you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

 

They used to tell me I was silly
Until I popped up on the TV
I always wanted to be a superstar
Who knew that singing songs would get me this far

 

But I ain't complaining
We all wanna be famous
So go ahead and say what you wanna say

You don't know what its like to be nameless
Want them to know what your name is
'Cause see when I was younger I would say

 

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one boy
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

 

I see them staring at me
Ooh I'm a trendsetter
Yes it's true 'cause what I do
No one can do it better

You can talk about me
'Cause I'm a hot topic
I see you watching me watching me
And I know you want it

 

When I grow up
I wanna be famous
I wanna be a star
I wanna be in movies

When I grow up
I wanna see the world
Drive nice cars
I wanna have groupies

When I grow up
Be on TV
People know me
Be on magazines

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one boy
When I step out on the scene

Be careful what you wish for
'Cause you just might get it
You just might get it
You just might get it

Get it?

 

 

 

 

 

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