The Coming Of Your Age Ⓒ Mike Garbutt

I'm just a dreamer full of dreams of hope in a world that's hard and cold
I've learned enough about love and life to last me till I'm old
I'm not gonna try to persuade you that something I believe is right (anymore)
The peace you find in your heart and your mind won't be mine tonight (oh no)

I've felt the hammer coming down I've heard the ringing of the bell
I've sung my songs for freedom's sake and I've heard poets tell
Of words that can never be un-writ and of players on a stage
But nothing hits you quite so hard
Nothing breaks into your heart
Nothing tears your life apart
Like the coming of an age, the coming of an age

The walls around us are falling down and in need of repair
The band aids and the bandages don't seem to get us anywhere
We no sooner get our problems solved, when all of a sudden more arise
Till the laughter lines upon your face fill with tears from your eyes

I've felt the hammer coming down I've heard the ringing of the bell
I've sung my songs for freedom's sake and I've heard poets tell
Of words that can never be un-writ and of players on a stage
But nothing hits you quite so hard
Nothing breaks into your heart
Nothing tears your life apart Like the coming of an age, the coming of an age

I've drunk my drink, I've smoked my pipe, I've sat until I'm sore
I've been set back so many times, that I've stopped keeping score
But when the sun has settled on this sleepy little world [of ours]
I'll be glad if I'm still part of it as it takes another turn

I've felt the hammer coming down I've heard the ringing of the bell
I've sung my songs for freedom's sake and I've heard poets tell
Of words that can never be un-writ and of players on a stage
But nothing hits you quite so hard
Nothing breaks into your heart
Nothing tears your life apart
Like the coming of an age, the coming of an age


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