Sleeping Beauty Wakes

by GrooveLily

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released April 27, 2009

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Bicoastal trio GrooveLily inhabits that contemporary space where creative musicians ignore the boundaries laid down by words like rock, folk, jazz and pop. The success of their first concert-musical, the critically-acclaimed holiday show STRIKING 12, has led them farther into the world of theatre, where they have carved out a unique niche as a rock band writing and performing shows. ... more

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Track Name: Can You Cure Me?
RESTLESS LEGS SUFFERER
Help me doctor
I cannot keep my legs from moving
It’s a creepy crawly restless gnawing
at my knees
Nothing is working
I heard that you know what you’re doing
So I ask you, I beg you
Can you give me something, please?

SLEEPWALKER
Help me doctor
I cannot stop walking in my sleep and
I’m a nuisance, a danger, a worry to
my children and my wife
Nothing is working
Locking me up won’t even keep me safe
I ask you, I beg you
‘Cause it’s ruining my life

BOTH
Can you cure me
Can you cure me
With a wire, with a pill
Keep me safe and keep me still
Can you cure me

SLEEP APNEA PATIENT
Help me doctor
I cannot seem to stop myself from snoring
Got the nose clip, got the jaw brace,
Got the neck rest, special pillow and a mask
Nothing is working
It’s hopeless, you can hear me through the floor
A little peace and some quiet
Is that too much to ask?

INSOMNIAC
I’m tossing and turning
Itchy every evening
Aching and burning
Then I wake up screaming

INSOMNIAC & NIGHT TERROR PATIENT
Having this nightmare
Every night and day
The demons are right there
I’ll never get away

SLEEP PATIENTS
Can you cure me
Can you cure me
Can you help me sleep tonight
Can you make me feel all right
Can you cure me?
Track Name: Lullaby/Dream With Me
ORDERLY
Settle down
Safe and sound
Under your blanket
Nighty-night
Dim the light
It’s all right if you sleep tight and dream

BEAUTY
I dreamt that I woke but I found I was still sleeping
Shards of my dream like the grains of the sand
Where I stand on the shore on the edge
of awakening
See how they slip through my hand
I wish I could wake for I know time is
passing me by
All my life it’s been racing too fast
But the voices I hear are the echoes of history
Sleepers from centuries past
Singing

BEAUTY & CHORUS OF THE
WORLD’S GREAT SLEEPERS
Dream with me

Come rest a while in the
shade of my tree why not
Dream with me
Come spend a while swimming
under the sea why not
Dream all night with me
On a cushioning carpet of leaves as you slumber
Let branches enfold you for days without number
We’ll make you a bed on the floor of the ocean
The seaweed will sway you to sleep
in slow motion
Don’t fight it, say good night
It’s all right if you sleep tight and dream

BEAUTY
Once in a while there’s the strangest sensation
More fleeting than real, someone’s lips
against mine
And it’s fine but I know that it isn’t worth
waking for
Kisses so dull and benign

I yearn for a jolt, for a shock to the system
A wave of excitement to ride or to drown
But each time I surf to the crest of that kiss then
The sleepers will pull me back down
Singing

BEAUTY & CHORUS OF THE
WORLD’S GREAT SLEEPERS
Dream with me
Nobody knows if you’re sleeping or waking just
Dream with me
Beautiful butterfly wings for the taking just
Dream all night with me
Cocooned under covers you flit through the hours
You flutter and fly between flaxseed and flowers
You crinkle your wings like the folds of a fan
You’re a butterfly dreaming you might be a man
Don’t fight it, say good night
It’s all right if you sleep tight and dream
Track Name: Only a King
KING
So I’m here to ask a favor for the queen
And I hope you’ll grant me pardon
if I’m doing this all wrong
But I haven’t prayed since I was seventeen
‘Cause I haven’t lacked for anything
I’ve needed all along

But the queen is ever on the brink of tears
And the clock is ever ticking and the hour is
growing late
And the days and weeks give way to years
and years
And I used to think that good things come to those who wait

Well if money could buy it
I’d spend it all right here and now
God knows I’ve tried it
Made no difference anyhow
Well the queen wants a baby
And we’ve tried everything
But I’m not a magician
I am only a king

So the queen and I went searching far and wide
Till we came upon a wizard who could help us out
one day
His elixir worked so well that by and by
We sent word throughout the land my wife was in
the family way

So our subjects threw a baby shower that June
There were teddy bears and teething rings and a
royal blue layette
But we found that we had spoken up too soon
And we were left with presents piled up ’round an
empty bassinet

So I send up this prayer now
Tell me what can I do?
For my throne needs an heir now
And my people need him too
Well they have prayed for this baby
And the hope he would bring
I can’t answer their prayers
I am only a king who has gone to the ends of the
earth—every pilgrimage, potion and cure
A king with a treasury knee-deep in gold, and a life
that was never so poor
A king with no orders to give—I’m no longer the
master of all I survey
Well would someone command this commander and
show me the way

Tell me who do I pray to?
Tell me where do I go?
Is there anyone listening?
Doesn’t anybody know?
If I could hold my own baby
I would give anything
But I’m nobody’s father
I am only a king
Track Name: It's a Girl
TOWNSPEOPLE
It’s a girl it’s a girl a baby girl
She is born at 5 AM this day
Tell the world tell the world the whole wide world
Let the falcons fly and fanfares play
For the kingdom’s overcome with joy
Though we all thought it would be a boy
It’s a girl tell every merchant surgeon servant virgin
duke and earl

It’s a girl it’s a girl a baby girl
She’s a darling wondrous little thing
Like a pearl like a pearl a precious pearl
She’s the pride and joy of queen and king
Send the news to kingdoms near and far
That the heir apparent’s parents are

All awhirl so come get crumpets (yum!) let trumpets
sound and flags unfurl

KING
I’m so happy, I’m so happy,
I’m so very very happy

QUEEN
Yes I’m really really really really really really happy

KING
And I’m grateful, yes I’m grateful,
yes I’m very very grateful

QUEEN
I’m so very very very very very very grateful

KING
And she’s beautiful, she’s beautiful,
oh doesn’t she look beautiful?

QUEEN
I’m perfectly objective and she’s very
very beautiful

KING
We’ll have to have a party for the baby’s naming day

KING & QUEEN
And yes we’ll have to print up invitations—
and what they’ll say is

ALL
It’s a girl it’s a girl a baby girl
She is born at 5 AM this day
Tell the world tell the world the whole wide world
Let the falcons fly and fanfares play
For the kingdom’s overcome with joy
Though we all thought it would be a boy
It’s a girl tell every merchant surgeon servant virgin
duke and earl
It’s a girl it’s a girl
It’s a girl it’s a girl
It’s a girl
Track Name: Uninvited
BAD FAIRY
The preparations for your party are parading below me
The rarest ripest richest appetizers under
my nose
A cornucopia of crudité and caviar
And all day long I have been waiting with my door ajar
So when the royal mailman brings my invitation he’ll
know me
He’ll have something to show me

I will not be forgotten
I will shake my fairy fist
I have got such a rotten little present,
misbegotten and unpleasant
Learn your lesson, try to leave me off your list
Uninvited
Uninvited

I see I’ve fallen off the A list—well, how
very convenient
The aristocracy’s hypocrisy is making me ill
I know you’re very busy on your kingly
queenly thrones
No time to throw this faithful fairy measly
little bones
Well you will see I’m not expendable,
nor am I lenient
Here’s what you haven’t seen yet

I will not be forgotten
I will shake my fairy fist
I have got such a rotten little present,
misbegotten and unpleasant
Learn your lesson, try to leave me off your list
Uninvited
Uninvited

For I know the king and queen have planned a perfect
naming day
With their perfect food and perfect gifts, the best in
every way
Only beauty for the privileged little prune
Everyone who’s anyone will come to see and
to be seen
They’ll be all dressed up and drink too much and
prance around and preen
And serve up lies upon a silver spoon

Look at the little shriveled thing that people say is
so cute now
Nobody old or ugly’s ever gonna darken
her door
Her prideful parents think they’ve been the
very cleverest
Well they should know that one should never ever
ever test
The patience of a fairy—plus, they’ve ruined my
good repute now
Well you know that’s all moot now
I will not be forgotten
I will shake my fairy fist
I have got such a rotten little present,
misbegotten and unpleasant
Learn your lesson, try to leave me off your list
Well I will not be forgotten
I will shake my fairy fist
I have got such a rotten little present,
misbegotten and unpleasant
Learn your lesson, try to leave me off your list
Uninvited
Track Name: I Think You Understand
KING
Today it was another warm one
Gentle breeze and summer stormin’
It’s lucky for the farmers there was rain
The dollar’s tight, the market’s down
The circus tent is back in town
They’re putting in a store at 5th and Main

Reading you the papers
Telling you the news
Telling you what’s going on and on and on
each day, every day

And I know that it’s crazy
And I know I’m a crazy old man
But I would like to think you understand
I like to think you understand
I think you understand

It says a doctor overseas
Has found a cure for some disease
A breakthrough of the very rarest kind
It’s nothing new for you and me
We’ve seen a lot of history
I bet next week he’ll have to change his mind

We’ve seen the craze for penicillin
We’ve seen the bleeding with a cup
We’ve seen the praying and the leeches
and the herbs
All the science in the world can’t wake you up

But I’ll keep reading you the papers
And I’ll keep telling you the news
I will go on telling you what’s going on each day,
every day...

And I know that it’s crazy
And I know I’m a crazy old man
But I would like to think you understand
I would like to think, even though I—
I know that it’s crazy
And I know I’m a crazy old man
But I would like to think you understand
I like to think you understand
I think you understand
Track Name: Out of Harm's Way
SERVANTS
Changing the nappy and making it snappy
We wick all the moisture away from her skin
Cleaning so gently but very intently
And never allowing a rash to begin
Royal butt wipes for the royal butt wiper
The safest of all safety pins for the diaper
Doing our duty we tickle the cutie
Get rid of the peepee and powder the booty
We throw out the crappy and get a new nappy
Of feathers encased in the finest of silk
Baby is perfect and baby is happy
The nappy is new and it’s time for some milk

KING & QUEEN
Out of harm’s way
For your own good
Every day
We do what we should
Only the best
The best we can do
We know we are blessed
Now we have you
We have to keep you out of harm’s way
Safe in your cradle
We know come what may
The plans that we made’ll be
For your own good
The best we can do
We’ll give you soft toys and we’ll shield you
from noise
All your life we will do right by you

SERVANTS
Princess is walking and we’re busy stalking her
Bandaging booboos we don’t show the king
We hold and we guide as she goes down the slide
We admonish her: “princess, don’t jump
off the swing”
Mud on her taffeta, shrieking with laughter
She’s running amok and we’re running
right after
Sucks on the scepter and chews on the chalice
We’re trying in vain for a baby-proof palace
In hallways, on porches are sentries with torches
All looking out for the terror in pink
Princess is happy and princess is gorgeous
Now naptime is nigh and we all need a drink

KING & QUEEN
Out of harm’s way
We’ll never relax
And it’s our job each day
To shield you from accidents
For your own good
The best we can do
We will clear every shelf
And save you from yourself
All your life we will do right by you

BEAUTY
Already at five she is vibrant and thriving—
her lips are like roses, her skin is like cream
Already at seven her graceful and heavenly
dancing’s too beautiful to be ignored
Already at nine her young voice is divine, like a bell,
like a nightingale—like a dream
Already at twelve she can’t help but excel
At fifteen she is bored

SERVANTS
Dressing the princess, a job that evinces
The tedious life of an heir to the throne
We lace up the corset, take care not to force it
Don’t burst the brocade or the bodice of bone
Then come the bloomers and stockings
and garters
And garter extenders and then just for starters
The velvet chemise with the billowy sleeves
Lining of linen as long as her knees
And the cuff trimmed with ruffles,
the purple pantofles
Petticoats pleated so perfectly—yes!
The tiara is on, every wrinkle is gone
By the time we’re all done then it’s time
to undress

KING & QUEEN
Out of harm’s way
Nothing will hurt you
We know come what may
We’ll never desert you
It’s for your own good
The best we can do
The finest of schools
And the strictest of rules
All your life we will do right by you
Track Name: Trouble
BEAUTY
I wanna get into trouble
I wanna rock the boat
I wanna burst my bubble
I wanna cross the moat

I wanna wander through meadows
I wanna lose my way
I wanna wear stilettos
I wanna go astray

I wanna get into trouble
I wanna stay out late
I’ll be my own stunt double
And climb the castle gate

I wanna be mysterious
I wanna be aloof
I wanna get delirious
I wanna raise the roof

I wanna talk with strangers
Flirt with danger
Stay out all night
I wanna ditch the chapel
Pick the apple
Take a big bite

I wanna get into trouble
I wanna get into trouble
I wanna get into trouble
I wanna get into trouble...

GROUNDSKEEPER’S SON
You wanna get into trouble?
You shouldn’t do it alone
We ought to go as a couple
Babe, I’ll be your chaperone

You wanna get in hot water
Well, I know how to swim
You wanna turn it up hotter
Let’s fill it up to the brim

BOTH
Why don’t we get our feet wet
Feel the heat get
Under our skin

BEAUTY
Don’t be scared boy
I’m prepared boy
To tell you again

BOTH
I wanna get into trouble, I wanna get into trouble
I wanna get into trouble, I wanna get into trouble
Trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble trouble
yeah...

BEAUTY
I wanna get into trouble, I wanna get into trouble
I wanna get into trouble, I wanna get into trouble...
with you
Track Name: Drifting
BEAUTY
No one is nigh
The world is asleep
The moon is so high
The water’s so deep

No one can hear
No one can see
No one comes near
To watch over me

BEAUTY & GROUNDSKEEPER’S SON
Only the stars
And they’ll never tell
The night is all ours
And we’re spending it well

I’ve not felt so light
Since I don’t know when
The next moonlit night
Will you meet me again and again and again—
we are

Drifting around on the verge of discovery
Drifting, dripping, diving into
The water so close as we orbit each other
I’m always almost never touching you

GROUNDSKEEPER’S SON
Clothes cast aside
Dark all around
I float on the tide
I don’t make a sound
I don’t speak my mind
I don’t go too far
I won’t cross that line
No I dare not forget who I am, who you are, and

BOTH
You and I like pebbles travel
In our separate circles
Each in someone else’s pocket
Not in our control

But when you drop us in the water
Each one makes concentric circles
Ever growing, intersecting
You could touch my soul

Pebbles descending, their patterns extending
Ripples expanding and weaving and blending
Till the surface is as smooth as glass again

When I see your face
It’s so hard, I find
To remember my place
I have to remind myself time after time as we’re

Drifting around on the verge of discovery
Drifting, dripping, diving into
The water so close as we orbit each other
I’m always almost never touching you...
Track Name: Bring It On
BEAUTY
If I sleep a hundred years
And the whole damn palace disappears
Then you won’t be here to make me obey

I can take care of myself
I don’t need your protection, don’t want your help
But you don’t care what I want anyway

If I could run away forever
And lose you altogether
It’d be a hundred times better
A hundred times better than now
Bring it on, bring it on
Bring it on, bring it on

All the lovely gifts I got
The beauty the grace hey thanks a lot
Tell me where the hell can they be returned

Thank you for the padded walls
The watchful eyes, the forbidden halls
And the lifelong lessons I’ve never learned

You want to wrap me up in cotton
How ‘bout a coffin I could rot in
It’d be a hundred times better
A hundred times better than now

Bring it on, bring it on
Bring it on, bring it on

You’ve given me life but you won’t let me live it
So why shouldn’t I seek out the curse?
I think an adventure would be exquisite
It certainly couldn’t be any worse
I want to feel something
Get my heart pumping
Find me a pin and
Break through my skin and
I’ll open every door in fairy land
Till I find a stupid spindle to prick my hand

Bring it on

When you have to live without me
And the world forgets about me
It’ll be a hundred times better
A hundred times better than now

Bring it on, bring it on
Bring it on, bring it on
Track Name: The Wheel Goes 'Round
BAD FAIRY
The bobbin, the flyer
The high tension wire
The pedal, the treadle, the hook
Rotate it fully
And pull on the pulley
A twist of the wrist—and then look!

Once in a while there’s a rebel thread
See, here’s one beginning to fray
I rip it apart till I’m sure that it’s dead
Just kill it if it won’t obey

The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
The choice is made, the thread is wound
You spin the yarn, the yarn is spun
The sheep is shorn, can’t be undone
The wheel goes ’round and ’round
Alpaca, angora
They have such an aura
Mohair’s nowhere to be had
The worst one was worsted
It’s gone now—I cursed it
Remember my temper—it’s bad

Old and forgotten and all alone
I hold every grudge, every slight
With a grip made of steel
and a heart made of stone
I can hang on incredibly tight

The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
The choice is made, the thread is wound
You spin the yarn, the yarn is spun
The sheep is shorn, can’t be undone
The wheel goes ’round and ’round

’Round and ’round, ’round she goes
Where she stops I suppose
You could say
There’s a way
To take charge of your fate
It might not be too late
Take the wheel
If you feel
You can handle the tension, the stress and the speed
The sharp places a princess’s fingers could bleed
Not to worry though—look at you, grown up so tall
And so smart and so strong—I have no doubt at all
You’ll be fine, take her out for a spin, hold on tight
Stay away from the spindle, you might be all right

BAD FAIRY & BEAUTY
The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
The choice is made, the thread is wound
You spin the yarn, the yarn is spun
The sheep is shorn, can’t be undone
The wheel goes ’round and ’round
Track Name: Groovelily with Tom Prasada-Rao - Everything Changes But You
GROUNDSKEEPER’S SON
Pruning the brambles and branches between us
Planting the dahlias and daisies around
A daffodil-daylily-dandelion border
And you are some kind of arboreal Venus
Peaceful perfection in petal-soft gown
Showers of springtime are sprouting new
seedlings as shadows grow shorter
And everything changes but you

I trim back the ivy we planted together
So there will be nothing obstructing your view
Of the roses and robins and redwoods—
remember
Hiding and seeking in hedgerows and heather
Under a sky of cerulean blue
Sunshine suffuses the season from solstice clear
through to September
And everything changes but you
Everything changes but

You stay the same
Here in the glade
Always in bloom
Never to fade

Never to hear
The hummingbird’s hum
Never to know
The man I have become

Chill in the air as the ground starts to harden
Leaves change from greens into yellows
and reds
With no one to see in this palace of sleepers
This is the last time I’ll tend to your garden
I am too old to be planting new beds
Flowers and field mice and grapevines and
graying assistant groundskeepers

Everything changes but you
Everything changes but you
Track Name: Eyes Wide Open
KING
I’ve got so much to tell you, so much more than you
could dream of
No don’t say you’re sorry—I’m the one who could
not undo what was done to you
Let’s see, a thousand years of words I’ve pent up
now are struggling
Rushing to come out but I’m just grinning like
a fool

I never thought I’d see you again
Smiling at me, your eyes wide open
Look at you now, my daughter my pearl
Waking beauty, precious baby girl

Sorry I can’t help myself—I keep on reaching out to
touch your face
I really can’t believe in this reprieve and maybe
we’ve been
Taking far too much for granted, then and now and
in each other
Yes and not the least of which is pinch me
you’re awake

I never thought I’d see you again
Smiling at me, your eyes wide open
Look at you now, my daughter my pearl
Waking beauty, precious baby girl

I’ve had ten centuries to ponder
Every detail of your first sixteen years
How we would never let you wander anywhere
You were the prisoner of our fears
We would have barged into your dreams, my baby
To keep you safe, protected and secure
So willful, bursting at the seams, my baby
I know you’re not a baby anymore

But everything is different now
I have to try to teach you how
To deal with all the brand new dangers
Cars and trains and no-good strangers
Chaos creeping all around
Planes are crashed and liars crowned
And all I know one thing is true
This time I’m gonna do right by you

I never thought I’d see you again
Smiling at me, your eyes wide open
Look at you now, my daughter my pearl
Waking beauty, precious baby girl
Track Name: Still Small Hours
INSOMNIAC
In the still, small hours of the morning
Just a few short years 'til the dawn
Each mistake I've made is endlessly replayed
In my mind for me to dwell upon

In the still, small hours of the morning
Just a decade till break of day
Every dumb concern makes me toss and turn
Even sunrise won't make them go away

Oh will sleep never come
All I want is an evening of peace
I have tried counting sheep it's certainly cheap
But I'm haunted by fleece and I can't seem to cease

Night Terror Patient:
You know I thought I had it bad with my nightmare sleep
Every night another terrible dream
All the horror, all the dread, just restore me to my bed
At least then I could sleep while I scream

Restless Leg Syndrome Sufferer:
Oh how I wish I had it back to the way it was
Yeah, whatever, let my legs go and shake
How I wish, how I yearn, for the twitch, for the burn
At least I wasn't always awake!

All:
In the still small hours of the morning
Just a century or two before noon
Oh, my mind will race at a breakneck pace
And I'll fidget by the light of the moon
Track Name: You Make Me Feel Awake
BEAUTY
Okay, let’s try this
Nice and calm and quiet
Don’t get excited
I won’t start a riot
I promise not to go too fast
Let’s take the night and make it last

I turn the key, I like the sound
The motor runs, the wheel goes ’round
The shifting gears, the pretty view
It’s nice just being here with you

You make me feel awake
Awake
Awake like I have never felt before
I’m sure
It’s more than just the opposite of sleeping
It’s a feeling, it’s an ache
It’s something when you’re near that
I can’t shake
You make me feel awake

ORDERLY
I really can’t imagine
Why it’s me you’ve chosen
And how it happened
As you lay there dozin’

But here you are and I confess
I don’t deserve such happiness

I used to sleepwalk through my days
Now I’m astounded, I’m amazed
‘Cause everything has changed, I think
I doubt that I could sleep a wink

BOTH
You make me feel awake
Awake
Awake like I have never felt before
I’m sure
It’s more than just the opposite of sleeping
It’s a feeling, it’s an ache
It’s something when you’re near that
I can’t shake
You make me feel awake

BEAUTY
And I like what I’ve woken to
The magic of the ordinary world
Wondrous things modern folk can do
Unheard of by this ordinary girl
Buildings touch the sky
Stairways rise by unseen forces
Cars go racing by
Faster than the fastest horses
When I fell asleep I never knew
I’d open up my eyes and I’d find you

BOTH
You make me feel awake
Awake
Awake like I have never felt before
I’m sure
It’s more than just the opposite of sleeping
It’s a feeling, it’s an ache
It’s something when you’re near that
I can’t shake
You make me feel awake...
Track Name: I Dare Say I'm In Love
ORDERLY
I got something to say
This’ll only take a minute
I know that you don’t think much of me
But I never thought the world had so much beauty in it
That’s what your daughter makes me see

And it’s so strange
To see magic everywhere
But for the first time
I understand
And

She illuminates the beauty in the world around her
And I will never be the way I was before I found her
She makes me see the things I never even thought to notice
And I dare say I’m in love
Whenever she walks in my heart’ll beat a little faster
I don’t know what she’s gonna say—I haven’t even asked her
Sir, I may not be the highest but I’m not the lowest
And I dare say I’m in love

She dropped in like a dream
I don’t know where she came from
And I’m happy to say that I don’t care

‘Cause somehow it seems
We’re both dancing to the same drum
And somehow I’m dancing in midair

I’ll be surprised
If my feet ever touch the ground
My life will never
Be like it was
‘Cause

She illuminates the beauty in the world around her
And I will never be the way I was before I found her
She makes me see the things I never even thought to notice
And I dare say I’m in love

Whenever she walks in my heart’ll beat a little faster
I don’t know what she’s gonna say—I haven’t even asked her
Sir, I may not be the highest but I’m not the lowest
And I dare say I’m in love

I’m in love I’m in love I’m in love I’m in love
I’m in love I’m in love I’m in love...

BEAUTY
I’m awake in the world
Eyes open wide
Look what I found
Track Name: The Wheel Goes 'Round (reprise)
QUEEN
The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
And time won’t stop, it won’t slow down
The darkness fades into the dawn
And you’ll grow up and you’ll go on
The wheel goes ’round and ’round

The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
The world is spun, the clock is wound
The years will pass, the stars will shine
You’ll think of us and you’ll be fine
The wheel goes ’round and ’round

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Track Name: I Think You Understand (reprise)/The Wheel Goes 'Round (chorale/finale)
KING
The truth is I’m a little weary
Worry takes its toll, my dear
Ten centuries of holding on so tight
Past a thousand years or so
There comes a time for letting go
And in my heart I know you’ll be all right

I know that you’ll be happy
I know that you’ll be strong
I know that you will carry on and on and on
each day, every day

And even when things get crazy
I hope you’ll think of your crazy old man
Who loved you since before your life began
I think that now you understand
I think you understand

ALL
The wheel goes ’round, the wheel goes ’round
And time won’t stop, it won’t slow down
The darkness fades into the dawn
And you’ll grow up and you’ll go on
The wheel goes ’round and ’round...