He said to me...
He said to me have you ever been in love?
I said thatís not a word Iíve ever heard of
He said to me have you ever seen the world?
I said Iím not allowed Iím just a girl
He said but donít you ever wonder about the stars?
I said whatís the point in wondering theyíre all too far
He said if you donít wonder how will you ever grow?
I said I donít have time for that itís not something I need know
He said well do you at least have the time to learn to dance?
I said I wouldnít know how no one ever gave me the chance
He said well thatís the fun of learning
All the bridges youíll be burning
I said itís just too hard to do
Ill slip and fall and make you too
He said if you never spread your wings
Youíll never learn to fly
I said Iím not a bird
If I flew I would just die
He said to me well do you know how to walk?
I said not very far and youíre just a stranger so letís talk
He said my dear no oneís a stranger on this earth
Weíve all lived through death and then rebirth
I said if we all go round and round
Why is it we always end up drowned?
He said youíre not asking the right questions
This here worldís full of such repression
I said well then how do I get off this bumpy ride?
How do I keep my head above the tide?
He said well thatís an easy one my dear
Just let go of all your fears
No need to swim the sinkingís not so bad
When you reach the bottom youíll be glad
Youíll see your worryingís for nothing
All this time theyíve just been bluffing
It will be over in a wink
You wonít have time to blink
And I said to him
will I find the peace Iím always searching for
And he said to me
of course my dear Youíll find peace and so much more
And I said
But what if Iím too scared to take that leap
itís real easy just close your eyes and go to sleep
In the morning youíll wake up
and start a whole new dream
With no more endless nightmares
and no more endless screams..
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
óRalph Waldo Emerso