(A song, written for piano back in 2006)
Summer days have come and gone,
And schoolyard joys have since been done.
The girls and the boys so young and alive,
Chasing each other; their eyes so wide.
And laughter makes peace with the world.
Every life is a bubble floating through time.
Someone just pop your bubble already
And float on down to me.
But laughter makes peace with the world.
Looking at those old photographs,
Memories stream down my face now
Of high school sweets and sweet relief now.
I wish I could take it all back!
Just like he said in that one song of his;
To break every clock so the hands of time will never turn again—
Hey look! Laughter makes peace with the world.
So innocent and free, can we be, together without all those strings?
Back like we were, in the days we were so young
When all our worries blew away with the clouds we watched
As we sat wrapped up in our blanket by the sea.
Look inside me and what do you see [now]
Long dirt roads marked by tall dark trees
And the leaves of Fall [they] sleep on the ground
Who are we to dance in them? [now]
Oh how free can we be now?
Oh how free can we stay now?
Innocence is lost with age, but say!
Laughter makes peace with the world.