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Chorus: Memories scattered across time
Memories scattered across my mind

Woke up after graduation
And hearing all the congratulations
Brought up memories
Of when me
And my friends used to play games in the street
Like Ghost in the Graveyard, tag, and hide-n-go seek
We'd pull out our supersoakers when we had to retreat
From the other ones
With the water guns
Boy those days were fun
It didn't matter what we played
It was that we always stayed
Together
But what we thought would be forever
And never
End
Ended slowly one day when just one friend
Moved away
One day
Then another day
Another went away
And eventually the day came
That I had to move away
I spent the next two years
A thousand miles from my old peers
I had fears
And sorrows about leaving
Realizing there was no retrieving
The good old days in my friend's backyard
That was 7 [when I perform it live, I adjust this to my age subtract 10] years ago wow how far
It seems like yesterday in my mind
I wish I could be 10 again just one time
Just for an hour or two
Because I never knew
Just how great life was back then
Way back when
I had no worries
And only had to hurry
To be home before dark
So I could start
To get ready for bed
And put my little head
Down on the pillow
Into dream land I would go

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A few years went by
And I entered high
School
I thought it was cool
For a while
I'd just sit there and smile
And maybe answer a question
If it was headed in my direction
Four years of high school come and gone
Those four years were ever so long
When I lived them
And did things in them
Like staying up 'til four
To finish a book report
For my English teacher
The literary preacher
And then of course there were girls
And that's a whole other world
There was one that I always thought of
And thought I was in love
She'll remain nameless
I was shameless
With my thoughts
My mind's shots
Photographs
Of her laughs
But it's all in the past
It's just another memory for me
Like when I used to be that geek
Playing games in the street

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Now it's [live "then came"] time for life after high school
Time to redefine the word cool
In my vocabulary
It's kind of scary
Knowing that I gotta do
What I gotta do to
Do what I wanna do
Being out of high school
Was just the beginning
Sometimes this world is spinning
Awfully fast and it's making me dizzy
I have to keep my mind and my body busy
For the
Last three
Fourths of my life
And maybe have a loving wife
And a couple kids
To share memories with

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