“How it Feels”

How it Feels

©2015 Larry Krone

 

The sun’s rays grow long

I lay on the lawn

My body feels heavy on the land

I wish and wonder why

As I look up at the sky

I try, but I can’t understand

 

I think it must be hard

When you’ve made it this far

To be told you need to reinvent the wheel

But maybe that’s not how it is

I’ve never had kids

So I don’t know how it feels

 

No, I’ve never broken a bone

Or been stung by a bee

I’ve never been to the North Pole

And I’ve never watched Glee

I’ve never been shot from a cannon

And I’ve never walked in heels

And I’ve never walked in your shoes

So I don’t know how it feels

 

Maybe you’re in a funk

And you’ve been getting too drunk

Because you don’t like growing old

Us kids all moved away

And we don’t care what you say

And we never ever do what we’re told

 

But you say I’m all wrong

My sympathies and long-

Winded theories for why you’re so rude

But it breaks my heart

To think that’s just how you are

So I’ve been keeping on making my excuse

 

But I’m through speculating

And trying to help you through

Whatever is up is just your thing

There’s nothing I can do

You say I’ve never been in your position

So I’ll never understand the deal

Well, I have never died

But thanks to you, I know how it feels

(No, no, no)

You say I’ve never been in your position

So I’ll never understand the deal

Well, I have never died

But thanks to you, I know how it feels