Crawl Before You Walk

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If I could see the future I’d climb aboard a bus
Take my crystal ball and the shirt on my back leave this city in the dust
I’d build a booth of plywood charge a nickel for the chance
Tell a stranger what’s comin’ ‘round the bend accordin’ to the master plan

And when he’s heard enough and worry paints his face
Lemme’ tell you what I’ll say

Gotta’ sink before you rise, gotta’ learn before you teach
Gotta’ fall before you fly, gotta’ practice what you preach
And when it all but comes untied better take it from the top
Like the footsteps of a child, gotta’ crawl before you walk

Seven months until she leaves him seven more until he heals
It ain’t much but I’ll look him in the eyes and say I know exactly how you feel
Gonna’ get that big promotion corner office and a raise
Someone new is gonna’ wipe away the tears when mom and dad finally pass away

We can’t stop the world from turnin’
Maybe that’s the point of learnin’

Gotta’ sink before you rise, gotta’ learn before you teach
Gotta’ fall before you fly, gotta’ practice what you preach
And when it all but comes untied better take it from the top
Like the footsteps of a child, gotta’ crawl before you walk

If I could see the future I’d climb aboard a bus
Take my crystal ball and the shirt on my back leave this city in the dust


 - January 2020 -                                                                                                                              #313