3/2/09

Innocence Lost

For those 18 year-olds out there who think they know it all....

Gone away, the days of wish and wondering
Far away, like a vision in my mind
The child has grown and left me here alone
Looking back to what was left behind.

Lullabyes and pennies in a wishing well
Sad goodbyes to friends of make believe
A love so pure, a treasure
Now buried in the sea of me.

Refrain: Milton lost his paradise,
Dorothy lost her way
Vincent lost his sanity,
Thomas lost his faith
Hoover lost the second time,
Sigmund lost his friend
Me, I lost my innocence and I want it back again.

A tug-of-war is going on inside of me
A calloused heart that wants to make a change
While time prevails fighting tooth and nail
Keeping me set in my ways.

Marco found the orient,
Gepetto found his boy
Lincoln found a unity that
Lee could not destroy
Lindy found the other side,
Gershwin found the stage
Me, I found a stubborness that seems to grow with age.

As I dream of where I'll go, may I learn from where I've gone
And take the memories that I hold into tomorrow.

Refrain: Milton lost his paradise,
Dorothy lost her way
Vincent lost his sanity,
Thomas lost his faith
Hoover lost the second time,
Sigmund lost his friend
Me, I lost my innocence and I want it back again.

...me I lost my innocence, and I want it back again
I had it once before and I want it back again...

Susan Ashton