When You're Eighteen

You look like a woman
and you move like one
but your parents are still tellin'
you that you're too young
It's 'causing you pain
baby don't you cry
'cos it won't be long
'Til we can stay together
'til the morning comes
And share each other's dream
when you're eighteen

When you reach eighteen
there won't be anything anyone can do
I'll help you erase every trace of the pain
they put you through
But right now, they say you've gotta wait for love,
and you know what they mean
But they've got to set you free
when you're eighteen

You've been told that you can't see me
but we know that that's the one who you wanna keep
So we plan and we scheme
and I see you whenever you can slip outside
Just like two thieves in the night
they make us hide
We won't care where we're seen
when you're eighteen

When you reach eighteen
there won't be anything anyone can do
I'll help you erase every trace of the pain
they put you through
But right now, they say you've gotta wait for love,
and you know what they mean
But they've got to set you free
when you're eighteen

Words & Music by
Hazel Smith & Dennis Locorriere
Published By Screen Gems 1983