LILY ALLEN


22 Lyrics

When she was 22 the future looked bright
But she's nearly 30 now and she's out every night
I see that look in her face, she's got that look in her eye
She's thinking how did I get here and wondering why

It's sad but it's true how society says her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
'Til the man of her dreams comes along
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age

She's got an alright job but it's not a career
Whenever she thinks about it, it brings her to tears
'Cause all she wants is a boyfriend, she gets one night stands
She's thinking how did I get here, I'm doing all that I can
It's sad but it's true how society says her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
'Til the man of her dreams comes along
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age

It's sad but it's true how society says her life is already over
There's nothing to do and there's nothing to say
'Til the man of her dreams comes along
Picks her up and puts her over his shoulder
It seems so unlikely in this day and age

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Songwriter(s): Lily Allen, Gregory Kurstin
Record Label(s): 2009 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd
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Meaning to "22" song lyrics (22 meanings)
MoniSC March 31, 2012-18:48
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I have felt this way.. Everyone wants me to have a child when I am 29.. I will settle when I am ready! :)
Mah March 6, 2010-20:47
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The song is about the way society thinks a woman is sucessful only if she gets a good and rich husband or if she makes a wonderful career.
Ismael Leguia V March 7, 2012-12:48
0

All in all it justing another brick in the wall! Now Lily is doing the same that denuncied in this song with Mr Cooper, the sons are a ecellent hard drug for a woman !
Justanotherstrangerontheblock February 20, 2012-10:03
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This is truthful, it's a great song, that's for sure, but it's really sad. Anyway, I'm sure Lily Allen has no problems getting a dude. :)
frankeya April 18, 2011-19:27
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just sad song, nothing else. if you are (who comment) like sixteen, it seems nice, but it is juste sad...
maia April 4, 2010-6:45
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i lurveeee this song x it is imen i always sing along to it :P lily allen is a total ledgend x x x lurveeee you lily allen x x x
kittenbegirl April 1, 2010-19:57
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oooohhh i love this song lol, ive repeat this song on and on that every time i go to school or work the song its like playing over and over in my head lol
simo February 23, 2010-9:28
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I love this song it's really true... in this life people are only able to judge everybody else.. we just need some love
lauren January 18, 2010-6:48
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i think ya well goood lily i love this songg very time it comes on i sing it lol xxx well goood love ya loove lauren xxxxx
billy January 15, 2010-7:23
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I feel this song is a true mirror of our society. With all my experience I really wonder how come Indian-Hindu's arranged marriage has amazing success rate. Makes you think, isn't it?
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