Allen, Lily - 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
Wherever 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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Allen, Lily 22 Comments
  1. Issa

    Franchement, à l'époque ils avaient utilisé cette chanson pour une pub Kinder Bueno, non mais mdr quand même.

  2. Christopher Pierce

    can someone please tell Lily i love her? due to restraining order i am not allowed within 50 feet.

  3. Wig Snatcher

    I'm guy but I can relate to this song 😥

  4. Scorpio delinquent

    I turned 22 a few weeks ago and for some reason this song popped up in my mind

  5. Melissa LM

    I'm 21
    And I want to die now :)

  6. Kala Cay


  7. Couch Samosa

    10 years later I’m 30 and really going through all of this.

  8. Ibrahim Alabdulatif

    Thank god I’m not a girl, I hope my sister won’t feel this way or suffer .

  9. little black dress

    I am 22 and i Just hate my life.

  10. Tah A

    Ouvia essa música com 10 anos, agora chegando aos 21 a bad bate forte :(

  11. Little Moth Big Wings

    This hurts

  12. MrZebub

    The big 3-0.

  13. Nkechi Osuamoh

    Such a deep song.

  14. Kayleigh Peyton

    Okay wait someone help me out here, so she says "when she was 22 the future looked bright, but she's nearly 30 now and she's out every night" so shes saying when she was 22 she had a good life and things looked bright, but saying that she's nearly 30 now.. surly she's not saying 22 is nearly 30 so this song is about her being in her late 20s? Not 22? And also is when she has messy hair is that her as the age in the late 20s nearly 30 looking sad.. and then the ones with her looking happy and straight hair is of her when she's 22 and life looks bright? Is that what all this is or means Or is that just the way I'm seeing it ?? Anyone else?

  15. Loop

    Altas delicias

  16. Vee Elementalist

    We all been lead by something.

  17. DutchManticore

    A song with a message that feminists are frantically trying to convince themselves is not true

  18. ies

    this song came out when I was 15. now I'm 25 and the meaning of it's gotten so much deeper, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing 😅😂

  19. Just Had A Floorgasm

    I listened to this when I was 22
    Dancing Queen by Abba when I was 17

    18 and Life by Skid Row when I was 18.

    Damn I'm getting old :/

  20. Vander Santos

    Alguém 😘🇧🇷

  21. 羅偉明

    Producer : How much depressions and reality feels you want in this song?

    Lily : *Yes.*

  22. Louise XOXO

    2019 anyone ?????????

  23. 471 p

    first time i heard this, i was very young, thinking about being 22 and listening to this
    here i am haha

  24. John F

    Same women's issue, different classic angle ...

  25. Tay Swift

    Honsetly one of my top favorite songs of all time

  26. Cathal Duggan

    Anyone else raiding their old mp3 songs?

  27. Sandor Fejos

    Wonderful she is the girl

  28. Robert Moore

    When I first listened to this song, I was nearly 30. Now I’m 22.


    Brief break from all the sadness tho, isn't her dress amazing?

  30. courtney artley

    One of my fave songs of yours. Second is Fuck You and Third is Hard Out Here.

  31. Flavie Dh

    Is it Samira Willy at 1:39 ?

  32. Connor Robinson

    Just hit 22 today 😁

  33. M. G.

    The wall explained?

  34. Sam Dawson

    The Sabot is true, how so society says her life is already over 🎵🎵🎵

    Fateme shirdel


  35. Nurullo Alijonov

    im in love with that British accent

  36. Claudi H

    i’ve listened to this song since i was 5 and i still know all the words

  37. Mickey

    I'm 38 and a lot more confident and happier than I was at 22. I don't have botox cause it's poison ,or anything. I think it's about evolving if your still living life hedonistic like a 22 year-old thinking all there is to life is men and getting married that's the problem. Don't let the fickleness of society tell you who you should be and what life you should be living past 22,30 or 80. I took up lots of interests and go to gigs to dance rather than clubs I'm perfectly healthy and happy. Stop looking at social media and other people and comparing just do you and move forward. Not to be preachy but you can be happy even without a boyfriend! Get something that's electric and buzzes 😊

  38. Heather Sutcliffe

    I'm 30 I'm single I like going out clubbing not every night though . I don't see that as my life being over . When I was in a relationship it was over more like . I'm single and free . Brill

  39. g b

    What a lovely looking girl. Just love the way she looks. Great personality, as well.

  40. eera bear

    I'm 26 this year...
    in 4 years I'm 30 and most of my friends already married and have child...
    here I am still failed find partner of life...


    and?... you need someone to make you happy? if thats the case, its sad =/

  41. matchedimpedance

    “Society” is not a person so society has no ideas and says nothing. It’s all in your head. When you think society is saying something to you, you are really only imagining certain ideas of some people as being held by everyone. As long as you continue to believe that nonsense then you are the author of your own problems. You want a boyfriend? Maybe actually learn to understand the boys you like so they will be inclined to like you back. Rather than, you know, just being a painted whore and wondering why no one cares.

  42. Chubby Chubs

    She's not fit to lick Status Quo's boots

    david james

    Chubby Chubs Christ, what’s Lilly got to do with a bunch of 80 yr old blokes?

  43. Alec S.

    I’m turning 23 this 8th of October,.
    I can totally see myself coming back to this song in a few years :’)

  44. Drop of dior •

    If im 23 can i listen to this song and be sad

  45. Pablo Orellana

    Löl her future Look bright 👀

  46. Karen Hapuck

    Her songs have these vibes i cant explain but its so damn good girl

  47. Rayanne Damasceno

    Tinha 20 anos kk hoje tenho 30 kkk

  48. Rayanne Damasceno

    2019 ???

  49. jackrabbit

    Thanks ODESZA!

  50. Raigine

    I'm 22 today
    Happy birthay to me 🎉🎉

  51. Enrique Lara

    Liberalism. Yolo do what you want and waste your youth.

  52. Gillian Pinniger

    my 22nd birthday is in a month.... can't wait to blast this song and cry

  53. Bingo 0123

    24 here. Any advise?

  54. s.a

    Waiting for prince charming

  55. Observant Owl

    The British are so funny in the way they speak sometimes. Some refuse to pronounce the "T" sound. Instead of "Thirty" she pronounced it Thir-iee . Lily Allen is great though.

  56. Veronica Lopez

    1.oo seems like kayas,

  57. Abraham Lira


  58. Rose Vlogs

    I'm going to be 30 in October and now everything makes sense. 😭

  59. Rose Vlogs

    Perf dress 💞

  60. Rose Vlogs

    Lily's Marathon💦

  61. Sofia Santos

    This could be a song to give strength to older women.. but instead it doesnt.. it just states that the older woman in the story doesnt have a career, only has one night stands, and feels defeated... maybe her intentions werent bad but it really gives no strength to older women.

  62. Aiman Ghazali

    Well...i listen this song when i was 13 now im 23.

  63. seri

    this song was ahead of its time

  64. Darren's Grace Vanderwaal Collection

    Wow, not a bad song. I kinda like it!

  65. darragh gregory

    I'm 22 and this is me now so I can relate

  66. Netto Morales D.

    2:30 it's the part that hits me really hard.

  67. Bola Ogunjobi

    Lily please come back, we need your gift... you're so gifted, we need the old you back pls lily

  68. Gnostic atheist

    To all the women who can relate well I'm sorry but you chose to be picky with men

  69. Keylon Cardoso

    22 agosto 2019 - Brasil 🇧🇷

  70. annerb1000

    My 22nd birthday is tomorrow
    I don't want to adult yet :(

  71. Cidran100

    I love you Lily.

  72. Blueberry

    She's brilliant - such as good song writer. So underated, and so real

  73. KayAvery

    I'm 18.. I grew up on Lily Allen and MCR... fuck you makes me think of the bs Cheeto president for some reason

  74. I'LL BE BACK !

    Rubbish song.

  75. winks wink

    Little WANKER!!!!

  76. Tyree Cruz


  77. Richard Ikin

    Lily being awesome in her beautiful awesomeness again! More power to you Lily ❤❤

  78. Pamila Lidia

    Af! Amo essa música

  79. Pamela Caires

    Algum BR assistindo esse clipe em 2019?

    Loys Amorim Rocha Suzano

    To revendo Viver a Vida, tem essa música na trilha sonora, eu n lembrava desse hino que era 22, chorando nesse momento. Lily a própria composição de verdade

  80. Daisy Huang Vuelvas

    I'm 22 and Wells I can relate to this song 💔

  81. Amine Amine

    The video begins from 2:55

  82. Natalia Marques

    I'm 22 and this makes me cry

  83. Awst Canell

    Making 22 In about a week, getting ready here.

  84. Cynthia Garza

    crazy how i used to love her music then i stopped listening, brings back memories

  85. Phoebe Olivia

    I'm surprised they didn't get kicked out of the lads bathroom imagine a boy walked in and then went to get security lol

  86. Toki

    Only 21 but this song has always resonated with me, I find myself singing it randomly all these years.

  87. Anna Barrett

    Ha dez anos atrás eu via esse clipe na MTV. Hoje, após um dia com 22 anos, consigo te entender Lily 💕

  88. qunjy

    Now that I got older this song hits different.

  89. Lego guy 10

    my FAVROITE song.Love to see lily live!

  90. Marco Aurélio


  91. History Love

    Luciana de viver a vida

  92. Dingleberries

    "I'm 22 and this is sad ;( #old #wrinkles"

    Guys, this song is about an almost 30 year old girl who did things wrong.

  93. Kelly Maya

    2019 ??? 😍

  94. MrDrika

    10 years already? Oh, goddess, time flies. And I still love this song.