(Ladadadada lada ladadada lada dala)
I was a wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn’t know

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

(Ladadadada)
(Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadadadadada)
(Ladadadada)
(Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadadadadadadada)

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
(And block it away)
I left the worse unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

As I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

(Ladadadada) (Oh)
(Ladadadadada) (Hmm)
(Ladadadadadadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadada) (Hmm)
(Ladadadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadadadadadadada)

Nearing the edge (Nearing the edge)
Oblivious I almost (Oblivious)
Fell right over (Fell right over)
A part of me (A part of me)
Will never be quite able (Will never be)
To feel stable (Will never be)
That woman-child (That woman-child)
Feeling inside (Feeling inside)
Was on the verge of fading (I)
Thankfully I (Thankfully I)
Woke up in time (Woke up in time, time, time)
(I)

Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image (Into your image)
And you’re still alive (You’re still alive)

As I closed my eyes (You’re always alive)
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky (Head to the sky)
And though time’s rolled by (Time)
Still I feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

(Ladadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadada) (Hey no no hmm)
(Ladadadadadadadada) (Baby I)
(Ladadadada) (Hmm)
(Ladadadadada) (No)
(Ladadadadadadadadadada) (Too soon)
(Ladadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadadadadada) (Ladadadadadadadadadada)
(Ladadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadada) (Ladadadadada)
(Ladadadadadadadadadada) (Ladadadadadada)

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