When I’m fiveI will wash my face me hands all by myselfWhen I’m fiveI will chew and spit tabacco like my grandfather jones’cause I’m only four and five is far awayWhen I’m fiveI will read the magazines in mummy’s drawerWhen I’m fiveI will walk behind the soldiers in the may day parade’cause I’m only four and grown-ups walk too fastYesterday was horrid day, ’cause raymond kicked my shinAnd mummy says if I am good, she’ll let me go to school in augustDaddy shouted loud at mummy and I dropped my toast at breakfastAnd I laughed when bonzo licked my face, because it tickledI wonder why my daddy cries and how I wish that I was nearly fiveWhen I’m fiveI will catch a butterfly and eat it and I won’t be sickWhen I’m fiveI will jump in puddles, laugh in church and marry my mumAnd I’ll let my daddy do the washing-upIf I close one eye, the people on that side can’t see meI get headaches in the morning and I rode on freddie’s tricycleAnd everywhere was funny, when I ran down to the sweetshopThen I fell and bleeded-up my knee and everybody soppied meI saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me fiveI saw a photograph of jesus and I asked him if he’d make me fiveWhen I’m fiveWhen I’m fiveWhen I’m oah
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When I’m Five Lyrics

David Bowie – When I’m Five Lyrics