SLOWDANCE

HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED CHILDREN ON A MERRY GO ROUND?
OR LISTENED TO THE RAIN LAPPING ON THE GROUND?
EVER FOLLOWED A BUTTERFLY’S ERRATIC FLIGHT
OR GAZED AT THE SUN INTO THE FADING NIGHT
DO YOU RUN THROUGH EACH DAY ON THE FLY?
WHEN YOU ASK "HOW ARE YOU?", DO YOU HEAR THE REPLY
WHEN THE DAY IS DONE, DO YOU LIE IN YOUR BED
WITH THE NEXT HUNDRED CHORES RUNNING THROUGH YOUR HEAD?

YOU BETTER SLOW DOWN, DON’T DANCE SO FAST
TIME IS SHORT THE MUSIC WON’T LAST
LIFE IS NOT A RACE, DO TAKE IT SLOWER
HEAR THE MUSIC BEFORE, THE SONG IS OVER

EVER TOLD YOUR CHILD, WE’LL DO IT TOMORROW
AND IN YOUR HASTE, NOT SEE THEIR SORROW.
EVER LOST TOUCH, LET A GOOD FRIENDSHIP DIE
CAUSE YOU NEVER HAD TIME TO CALL AND SAY "HI?"
WHEN YOU RUN SO FAST, TO GET SOMEWHERE.
YOU MISS HALF THE FUN, OF GETTING THERE
WHEN YOU WORRY AND HURRY THROUGH YOUR DAY
IT’S LIKE AN UNOPENED GIFT THROWN AWAY

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