Eyes And Ears Alive

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A little closer to tomorrow
The city sidewalk starts to show
A clearer picture of the reasons
The broader purpose of the road

I once was in the shoes you’re wearing
With all the promises ahead
These days will weave into a lifetime
Before you even see the threads

This is it now, this is cheers
You just arrived, you’re on the other side of five
Come Monday morning you can start a brand new year
With your ears and eyes alive, keep your ears and eyes alive

To find the square root of a number
When you’d rather play outside
Or draw a map of Indonesia
When your brain is feeling fried

You face an age uniquely challenged
A youth of new and changing times
I gotta’ tell you, I’m excited
To see your spirit define

This is it now, this is cheers
You just arrived, you made it 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Come Monday morning you can start a brand new year
With your ears and eyes alive, just keep your ears and eyes alive

So happy birthday, Phoenix
And another brilliant year
To the dreams you will discover
To your own untamed frontiers
From your father and your brother
From your mom and all your friends
For a life that’s full of wonder
From the start right to the end

This is it now, this is cheers
You just arrived, you’ll do much more than just survive
Come Monday morning you can start a brand new year
With your ears and eyes alive, your ears and eyes alive


 - January 2016 -