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You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father's hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can't know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children's hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picks, the one you'll know by.

Don't you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.



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    Vani SmithMay 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm
    & feed them on your dreams / the 1 they PICK'S the 1 u'll know by... PICK'S not FIX. The dream they will PICK IS the dream u will know by. Pay attention: these lyrics actually have meaning!
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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    I listened to this over and over as a young adult, enjoying just the tune. Now in my 60's, whenever i question my 28 year old child's choices, i can smile and have comfort knowing that he is following his own way, as did i. And i know that he and i taught each other well.

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