We Must Have Grown Up In Our Sleep (reflection on Wisdom & Aging)

It seemed to mark the end of summer,
The school bell rang and it was gone.
So many friends to share the moment,
How the days drug oil and on!
     We didn't know that we were changing.
     We thought today was ours to keep.
     Lord, what happened to tomorrow.
     We must have grown up in our sleep.

Mary smiled, and my heart fluttered,
So many things I never said.
But the kisses that I dreamed of
Were for someone else instead.
     Puppy love may be for children,
     But the hurt goes just as deep.
     We said goodnight and woke up strangers.
     We must have grown up in our sleep.

All the stars that light the heavens
Aren't the ones we saw before.
By the time we saw the sparkle,
They weren't up there anymore.

Home was like a piece of heaven
Where everything would tum out right,
And every day was like a diamond
That we cashed in for the night,
     We'd trade today to gain tomorrow
     And sold our yesterdays too cheap.
     The morning came and we were older.
     We must have grown up in our sleep.

All the stars that light the heavens
Aren't the ones we saw before.
By the time we saw the sparkle,
They weren't up there anymore.

A little boy woke up, an old man.
We must have grown up in our sleep.

Copyright 2000, Bob H. Cook. All rights reserved.
Used by permission.

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