We've Been Together Since We Were

Music: In Search of the Lost Future.
By Julie Maxwell.
Performed by Julie Maxwell at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives license. Visit Julie Maxwell's Websites at http://www.juliemaxwell.com and Bandcamp: https://juliemaxwellspianomu­sic.bandcamp.com/.

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We've been together since we were
Just barely more than babes,
Holding onto Mommy's hand,
Missing two front teeth.

Some of us now have to wear
A bra and some to shave,
Adults in what our hearts demand,
Still children underneath.

Together we learned how to read,
Together learned to play,
To add and multiply our friends,
To give and to receive.

Our teachers taught us how to lead,
To put our tears away,
To separate our means and ends,
To work and to achieve.

And now we step across a line;
Our childhood is gone.
Soon, just like a morning dream,
The memories will fade.

But if we turn out good and kind,
Rejoicing in the sun,
We'll know to thank these sheltered years
Where our first joys remain.

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