22 (Potty Mouth cover)

from 10 Covers - Volume II by Richard Turgeon

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Do you miss loud, fast, ‘90s-style alt rock as much as I do?

Relive the angst of your early 20s all over again with my new cover of a song by Potty Mouth (pottymouthworld.com, and they're here on Bandcamp, too).

I first saw this band open for one of my musical heroes, Juliana Hatfield, at Slim’s on January 29, 2020. They totally blew me away. I picked up their LP, 'Snafu,' and it’s since become one of my favorite of all time—all killer, no filler.

Potty Mouth brings back punky, ‘90s-style pop rock back in the vein of Juliana Hatfield, the Donnas, Veruca Salt, the Breeders, and Nirvana. They’re like all my favorite, female-fronted bands rolled into one.

I had gotten tickets to their next show in Oakland for March 19, but COVID-19 hit and they had to cancel their West Coast tour. I was bummed, but working on this cover lifted my spirits—and will hopefully lift yours as we wait out this god-forsaken virus.

Check it out and give Potty Mouth’s version a listen as well. Hope you like both!

lyrics

Don't wanna wake up
Don't wanna wake up, 22
I know I won't be any different than I was yesterday
But in an instant all my difference will be taken away

Don't wanna wake up
Don't wanna wake up, 22
Yeah, I can see you roll your eyes and say "You're still really young"
But something's different 'bout this age that they don't tell anyone

Oh 22, I still do what I used to do
Don't you think it's strange that
Number's just an age but it changes you?

What'd you expect?
This year the magic's gone and I'm all that's left
Yeah, you know it's true, there's nothing new about 22

Don't wanna wake up
Don't wanna wake up, 22
Well I could get my act together but it's still just an act
Would you prefer I act mature? Would that get you off my back?

Don't wanna wake up
Don't wanna wake up, 22
I know it's dumb to get hung up on soooo don't get me wrong
But I don't feel like I'll be me if I can't be 21

Oh 22, I still do what I used to do
Don't you think it's strange that
Number's just an age but it changes you?

What'd you expect?
This year the magic's gone and I'm all that's left
Yeah, you know it's true, there's nothing new about 22

When I was younger
Loved every bit of it
No one expected
Anything from a kid

When I was younger, younger, younger
It's just a number, number, number
Wish I was younger, younger, younger
It's just a number, number, number

Oh 22, I still do what I used to do
Don't you think it's strange that
Number's just an age but it changes you?

What'd you expect?
This year the magic's gone and I'm all that's left
Yeah, you know it's true, there's nothing new about 22

About 22, about 22, about 22
Nothing new 'bout 22
About 22, about 22, about 22
Nothing new 'bout 22

credits

from 10 Covers - Volume II, track released April 4, 2020
For this cover:
All noises, recorded/produced, mix/master by Richard Turgeon

For Potty Mouth song:
Lyrics & music by Patrik Berger, Einbinder, Markus Krunegard, Mandanas, Weems

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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and produces original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new EP, 'Campfire Songs,' is available now on all digital outlets and on Kool Kat Records (CD).

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