good enough for me
the wonder of it all

look very closely at a rose while it dies

new kinds of beauty emerge before your eyes

who is to say where the true beauty actually lies?

 

time is not one long line from here to the end

now you are here you will always remain

how you’ll become is the way you are now and again

 

you stare hypnotised in the mirror of youth

as shadows behind weave and sway

we live our lives in varying stages of decay

 

in the prime of her loveliness a bride makes her vows

as leaves tumble from her bouquet

we live our lives in varying stages of decay

 

the ultrasound beat of a new baby’s heart

we dance to the rhythm of a life about to start

and sixty years on there’s still only one song on the chart

 

and now when I pass a young girl on the street

some crazy projectionist plays

the movie of her life in the shadows of her face

 

you’re here in this moment the world’s at your feet

and time only gets in the way

we live our lives in varying stages of decay