Tick Tock, Tik Tock.

Look to the end where the lightning flashes

Because if you don't catch it before it's gone

You will spend your whole life trying to find it.  


You do not want to be that person

Who is wandering aimlessly to the end of their days

Never realizing it, all the things they've lost.  


Tick Tock, Tick Tock

Listen for the voice of someone cherished

Whether for a moment or an eternity

You must remember to value their importance


For if you ignore the sounds of their cries

Or the peels of their laughter in the night

You will find yourself dissatisfied.  


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Grope for the answers you do not have

Whether or not those answers are your own

Or the stolen aphorisms of others.  


You must learn to see yourself in them

And in the rippling images of a broken mirror

Because if you own up someone will repair you.  


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Speak for all those who have not spoken

You do not want to enlist in their ranks

Which are cold, unforgiving, and lonely.


Be a person who fights back

And does not wait until the last moment

To acknowledge they have something to say.


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Taste the sweet joys of life

Take pleasure in the forbidden fruits

As well as those that are sanctified.


There is nothing wrong with being good and bad

But there is something wrong with limiting yourself

To only bitter tasting happiness.  


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Look to the beginning where all of you started

And come to terms with the fact that

The ends don't always justify the means.


Take pride in what you do

As long as you remember that everyone

Starts and ends in the exact same place.  


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Look to the end for your sake not theirs

You only ever live one life

Do not let the last light you see 

Shed only doubt on your memories...


Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Tick Tock, Tick Tock.



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