Thursday, 2 September 2010

All things must pass

That once shiny present that now litters the stream
The very same item that once was a dream
Bicycles owner no longer a boy
Is out chasing girls, no time for the toy

That coveted job is now such a drag
Five years later and you've acquired a tag
If only you'd taken a different direction
You may not be showing such morbid reflection

Remember that holiday when we had so much fun
We talked all night long about the things that we'd done
These days we argue about the things we don't do
I'd rather watch porn than make love to you

That fantastic movie you watched everyday
It changed your life, you used to say
You watched it last week your mind at a loss
How could you have appreciated such utter dross?

That beautiful girl that you pledged your soul
Has long since gone and taken it all
She's now in her thirties, married with a kid
Totally oblivious to the harm that she did

Those dreams we had of changing the world
Of opening the oyster to reveal the pearl
The world stole our dreams and washed them away
They lie with the oyster on the bed of the bay

That bontempi organ covered in dust
That Volkswagon Combi now etched in rust
All gentle reminders of who we once were
The days are long gone, the memories a blur

The new born child once swathed in love
Has departed this earth for the heavens above
All things must pass, this I have learnt
No time to regret those bridges we've burnt

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