We Had the World

This was inspired by "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" - a book I disliked, until it gave me this inspiration. :)

Careless and reckless and loveless and free

Wild marks the every breath we breathe

Right and wrong, they hold no sway

Uncaring drives the hurt away

We are young, and we have the world.

 

We have been hurt and shoved aside

But we can handle it – or so we lie

We run away to be on our own

Escaping every hint of home

We are young, and we have the world.

 

Freedom costs more than we expected

Our tricks and falsehoods are rejected

Running away from place to place

In each town, we go by different names

We are young, and we have the world.

 

We are deceived by evil men

Trying to gain the upper hand

But we go along with what they propose

True freedom must be getting close

We are young, and we have the world.

 

Fleeing from city to city

Dabbling in the occasional self-pity

“On our own” is increasingly rough

Lies, games, and all that stuff

But we are young, and soon, we’ll have the world.

 

Back to where we once had started

We are bitter, angry-hearted

Freedom was not what they said it would be

Filled with danger and catastrophe

But we were young, and we had the world.

The End

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