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13/Becoming A Man
13 album cover
Title 13/ Becoming A Man
Sung by Evan & NY kids
Solos Evan & NY kids (Simon, Richie, Cassie, Charlotte, Kendra, Eddie, Malcolm, Molly, Lucy, Kendra, Brett, Archie & Patrice actors)
Album 13
Place New York
Productions All
Last song N/A
Next song The Lamest Place in the World

Sung by Evan (and company) as the opening song of the musical. At the end of the song, he receives the news that he is moving to Appleton, Indiana and will have to leave New York behind for a town where nothing happens. 

Lyrics:Edit

Evan:

I’m Evan Goldman, I live at 224 West 92nd Street, in the heart of Manhattan. And my life just went to hell.

Picture me just another cool kid in NYC, near the park and the Met

Life is sweet, Yankees in the Bronx, pretzels on the street, just how good can it get?

Who’d have guess Dad would meet a stewardess?

Mom’s depressed and her lawyers are mean

Now I’m stressed, life is a disaster

And I’m cracking from the strain, going totally insane

And I’m just about to turn

Just about to turn

Just about to turn


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Everything switches


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Everything turns around


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

End up in stitches


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Find a way underground


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Can I get through it?


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Life has changed over night


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

How do I do it?


All:

Thirteen!


Evan:

Nothing is going right


All:

The best and the worst

And the most and the least

And the crazy and the scary

And I’m standing on the edge!


Evan:

Twelve years old, everything that used to be as good as gold starts to crumble and crack


Evan with Others:

Pressure mounts, once it was a joke, now it really counts and there’s no turning back


All:

Life goes wrong


Boy:

Suddenly they’re yelling cause your hair’s too long


Girl:

Or your room isn’t clean


All:

Roll along


Evan:

Every conversation is another lost cause or a list of my flaws

And I’m just about to turn


All:

Just about to turn

God, I’m going to turn

Thirteen!


Richie:

I want a dirt bike


All:

Thirteen!


Lucy:

I want to kill my mom


All:

Thirteen!


Eddie:

I want a mustache!


All:

Thirteen!


Cassie:

I want a wonder bra


Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

When do I get it?


Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

All of the grown-up stuff?


Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

How will I make it?


Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

When am I old enough?


All:

Why is the world feeling suddenly stranger?

Why are my friends acting totally weird?

Why do I feel like my life is in danger?

Why do I feel like my brain disappeared?


Molly:

How can I get through a year of Spanish?


Richie:

How can I not look dumb in track?


Eric:

How can I gain 20 pounds by Friday?


Malcolm:

How can I make my voice not crack?


All:

I wanna fly, wanna run, wanna drive

Wanna get rich, wanna get drunk, wanna get out

Wanna get my braces off

Wanna get my nose pierced

Wanna grow my hair long

But all I keep hearing is


No, you’re not ready!

No, it’s not time yet!

No, it’s not right now!

Wait until you’re older!


No, you’re not ready!

No, it’s not time yet!

No, it’s not right now!

Wait until you’re older!


No, you’re not ready!

No, it’s not time yet!

No, it’s not right now!

Wait until you’re older!


Homework

Laundry

Dishes

Courses

Just settle down and hold your horses!


(Dance Break)


Evan:

In the middle of this city

In the middle of this street

There’s a sound of something crumbling,

Rumbling underneath my feet


In the middle of the sidewalk

Outside P.S. 84,

I hear a roar

I can’t ignore


I hear Evan it’s not your fault

I hear Evan can’t you see

I hear Evan do you want to go with Mom or stay with me?


I hear kiddo, I’m not angry

I hear buddy, you know best

And there’s the rumbling getting louder


But there’s one day in October

Where the pieces all will fit

When they have to be together

And pretend they didn’t quit


I’ve got one day in October

And I know it’s got to be

The perfect party


I’m becoming a man

I don’t know what a man really means

The rule book grows, but no one knows

What all the rules allow


I’m becoming a man

No one tells all the scared in-betweens

Just how we should be strong, be good

With so much pressure now


One day it gets better

One day it makes sense

One day I’ll stop talking in the friggin future tense

One day in October

It’ll all be great

And I can’t wait

I can’t wait

I can’t wait


Others:

I can’t wait to come to your party

I can’t wait to come to your party

I can’t wait to come to your party

I can’t wait to come to your party

Party!

I can’t wait

I can’t wait

Can’t wait

Can’t wait

Can’t wait

Can’t wait

Can’t wait

Cant wait for thirteen!


Group 2:

Something is coming


Group 1:

Thirteen!

Group 2:

Something is going up

Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

Something is humming


Group 1:

Thirteen!


Group 2:

Somebody’s growing up!


All:

Thirteen!


Cassie:

Hey, yeahhh!


Eddie:

No, no, no, no, no, no


Malcolm:

Hey, yeah, yeah, hey, yeah


Charlotte:

Yeah, yeah, yeah


All:

The best and the worst

And the most and the least

And the crazy and the scary

And we’re just about to turn

Thirteen!