Because

(McDonald)

 

You're not the finger on my trigger, not the gun
You say the war is lost I thought it just begun
You say hello-a, oh ah, aloha
You creep into the mirror but you look so much older

You're just a spectre my imagination sews
How strange to meet you in a reflection I know
You're so familiar, so very familiar
I thought I was immortal and that you would be invisible

Focussed on
Silky skin, wearing thin
Criticise emphasised body size

Oh we're Starry-eyed and full of marvellous things
A pocketful of precious things
All human being because, because, because

Well here it is a splash of greying in my hair
and though I try I can't pretend that it's not there
You yell hello-a, oh ha, aloha
So, time has called a stock take, I wonder is it too late?

I'm damned by me, by all I see and all I've known
that age is worn like a badge, like a tome
But you cannot read me from cover to cover
We have to know the contents
it's there from which we radiate

Focussed on
Silky skin - wearing thin
Criticise, emphasised body size

Oh, we're Starry-eyed and full of marvellous things
A pocketful of precious things
All human being because, because
We put hope and trust into our earliest years
forgetting what's beyond those fears
It's what's inside that shines

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