List of Favorite Coming of Age Songs
Coming of Age Songs about Teenage Years, Growing Up, Becoming an Adult, College, and Graduation
"Coming of Age" means different things to everyone. I've gathered a variety of songs on this page. Some are pensive and inspirational, while others are rebellious.
Great ideas for putting together a mix CD for that special teen in your life, or for hosting a graduation party. Check out some of these lyrics and listen to these Coming of Age songs on iTunes or Amazon!
Dream On by Aerosmith - A Great Coming of Age Song!
Every time that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay ......
100 Years by Five for Fighting - lyrics from this song about growing up... being 15 isn't so bad :)
I'm 15 for a moment
Caught in between 10 and 20
And I'm just dreaming
Counting the ways to where you are
I'm 22 for a moment
She feels better than ever
And we're on fire
Making our way back from Mars
15 there's still time for you
Time to buy and time to lose
15, there's never a wish better than this
When you only got 100 years to live..........
Gravity by Alison Krauss - This Coming of Age song is about Leaving Home at 17
I left home when I was seventeen
I just grew tired of falling down
And I'm sure I was told
The allure of the road
Would be all I found
And all the answers that I started with
Turned out questions in the end
So years roll on by
And just like the sky
The road never ends
Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd - This song has simple and important advice...
Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day
Oh, take your time don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman you'll find love
And don't forget son there is someone up above...
Shades of Gray by Keen Robert Earl - Highschool dropouts get in trouble by stealing cows..... but there's a twist!
A fun story song about teenage mischief...
We made Oklahoma a little after 3
Randy, his brother Bob and my old GMC
We had some moonshine whisky
And some of Bob's homegrown
We were so messed up we didn't know
If we were drunk or stoned
Randy was a sad-sack, tall kinda frail
Bob was a raving maniac, crazy in the head
They been kicked out of high school several years ago
For pushin over port-a-cans at the 4-H rodeo
Since then they've done their little dance
Right outside the law
Popped twice in Oklahoma, once in Arkansas
And I don't know what possessed me
To want to tag along
Cause I was raised a Christian
And I knew right from wrong
Indigo Girls: Closer to Fine - "The less I seek my source for some definitive, The Closer I am to fine"
This one refers to college, and I consider it a coming of age song because it is about finding yourself.
When I Grow Up (To be a Man) by Beach Boys - this is a thoughtful song...
When I grow up to be a man
Will I dig the same things that turn me on as a kid?
Will I look back and say that I wish I hadn't done what I did?
Will I joke around and still dig those sounds
When I grow up to be a man?
Try it On My Own by Whitney Houston - this coming of age song about growing up and doing it by yourself
I'm wiser now
Im not the foolish girl you used to know
So long ago
I'm stronger now
I've learned from my mistakes which way to go
And I should know
I put myself aside to do it in your way
But now i need to do it all alone
And I am not afraid to try it on my own
I don't care if I'm right or wrong
I'll live my life the way I feel no matter what I'll keep it real
Time for me to do it on my own
CDs about "Coming of Age"
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- Coming-of-age movie soundtracks: Oldies but goodies!
Coming of age songs from old movies.
- NPR : Jude Johnstone's 'Coming of Age'
Coming of Age is Jude Johnstone's first album, but she's no musical novice. She's already spent 20 very productive years in the record industry. Her songs have been recorded by stars such as Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks and Trisha Yearwood