He hurries and he rushes
to reach a distant goal.
The world, it moves so fast today,
his life’s not truly full.
He works at school, to work at college,
to finally work a job,
and by the time he’s reached this point
he hasn’t lived at all.
He let the best years of his life
slip through his working hands,
and by the time he’s realized this,
he’s now a tired old man.
Looking back upon the time he lost,
there’s a lot he’d like to change.
And unfortunately, how he lived his life
is not considered strange.
So the man set out to warn the youth
of society today
Against the way of life he chose:
tiresome, dull, and gray.
He hoped the children would hear his words,
the wisdom in his quotes.
But they cannot hear the meaning
while they’re busy taking notes.