Going

from Earlier Days by Dayrider

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lyrics

If you wait for things to be easy
Waiting's what you'll be
You get closer to the finish line
When you take a step, not measure one

I can't tell you how many times I've told myself
That the lights had all but changed
Why am I letting life rule me
Might as well wait for the stars in the sky to rearrange

A lot of things in life
Feel like islands an ocean away
I know where I want to be and I know how to row
But I always worry I may not be able to fight the flow

I'm coming to realize it's not A to B
A straight line may be shortest but it's unlikely
Sometimes you're a bird in a cage of circumstance
But that doesn't mean you forgot how to fly

As you distance yourself from pats on the back
You come closer to stability
A watched pot doesn't boil
And watching one is quite the toil

You get your mind on something and fixated on the end
Oh the glory, the fulfillment, the nows if now was then
But hey there, we are in the present
The hardest thing to do
Did you not know or did you chose to not remember
Regardless, the present's calling you

You're happier when you are in
Warm and comfortable surroundings
The soft bed of a past you know you can't change
With a future that helps you drift on to the next day

Long days are for when you aren't all done
With a list unchecked
A pen you hold in your hand
And an overwhelming sense of what's to come

It may not be as easy as it used to be
As you want it to be
As you thought it would be
Things may seem less clear then they used to be
When I couldn't see
When I wasn't me

When your world changes, it does just that
Take another look at the tattered map
Remember how it was, always
But know what's in the cards and what game you're playing

Make the best of what you've got
You can't have what there isn't to have
You can't win if you don't know the rules
You can't get what you aren't willing to lose

Get your hands on those oars and paddle on
Feel content with the wind on your neck
A sky above that makes light of limits
And the shore you so easily left behind
That's going
Going
Gone

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from Earlier Days, released March 18, 2015

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