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When you first begin your journey, you're not sure just
Who you are
And the lessons that you're learning, they don't take
You very far.
And you just can't keep from stumbling, though you try
So hard to stand,
And the truth can be so humbling when it's just beyond
Your hand.

As though youth were my invention, as though love lay
Undefined,
To stay free was my intention, to stay young and
Unconfined.
And so I held my pride above you, oh, yes, what a fool
Was I,
Holding back those words "I love you," and letting out
That word goodbye.

I was wrong to let you go
I was a child and I did not know
About the love that we both could have given
And now you've gone so far away,
I hope I'll see you again someday
But if I don't, I hope I'll see you in heaven.

I was foolish in my younger days to think they'd never
End
Life confused me with it's changing ways, and I could
Not comprehend

All the meaning in those moments now lost like
Footprints in the sand
And I'm standing here remembering, but it's so hard to
Understand.

I was wrong to let you go
I was a child and I did not know
About the love that we both could have given
And now you've gone so far away,
I hope I'll see you again someday
But if I don't, I hope I'll see you in heaven.

Now I'm sitting in this garden in the middle of my days
And my memories drift and harden as the years they slip
Away,
And I've been looking in this mirror at the age around
My eyes
Time is such an earnest laborer, precision is his
Neighbor.
Lay my body in the ground, but let my spirit touch the
Sky.

I was wrong to let you go
I was a child and I did not know
About the love that we both could have given
And now you've gone so far away,
I hope I'll see you again someday
But if I don't, I hope I'll see you in heaven.



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