The summer before
I’m getting all these chores.
Only picking up after me? That’s no more.
Now it’s everyone's which bores.
I walk in and see people with car keys,
my peers fill out job applications,
they soon start paying all these fees,
and I start getting some hesitations.
Here I am driving around town,
job hopping to pay for my gas.
I start getting more payments and I drown.
On top of it I still have class.
All these standardized test taking over my life,
I can hardly breathe from my studies.
Some are starting to worry about becoming a wife,
but I’m just trying to get a diploma with my buddies.
Applying for college,
I’m getting the jitters.
I lack so much knowledge,
and I know this will be bitter.
But now it’s time
for me to be on my own.
This life was a climb,
I promise I won’t forget to use my phone.
I am all grown up now,
please don’t agonize.
All I can say is ciao,
and I will rise.