I never thought it could be so hard We knew the words but who knew they'd reach so far Now we watch as the pages turn And chapters end to tear a childhood apart. I never thought it could end this way Growing up getting older every day. You'll find these days are long but life is short We can't let it slip away.
We stood like statues watching leaves blow by Nineteen years have come and gone We lost it in the blink of an eye. Still month by month the punches roll on us Watching twenty summers pass Feeling older all the time.
Life can pass you by We traded our wide eyes For cold closed minds And tongues as sharp as knives.
What can the future hold For kids with hearts like gold? Turn on your Tv set Find out your youth's been sold.
We had it good those nights We spent with our best friends We worried less about where we were And how it all would end.
We turned our backs On everything that could go wrong All along, it was what we had That kept us going strong.
I thought it would be enough to forget our mistakes, But they don't disappear when you look the other way. We spent so many years living our lives so carelessly, When did we change?