I wrote this thinking of my relationship with my children and my life and the lessons we must learn along the way

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I WISH I'D DONE EVERYTHING JUST RIGHT
WISH I HAD ALL OF THE ANSWERS
WISH I WAS THE CHOREOGRAPHER
INSTEAD OF JUST ONE OF THE DANCERS
WISH I DIDN'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME HIGH
WISH I WOULD'VE FOUND MY TRUE LOVE SOONER
CUZ TODAY I'M AS HAPPY AS A CLAM A TRIED AND TRUE TESTED CROONER

IF THE MOUNTAINS WEREN'T ALL THERE
WE COULDN'T REALLY APPRECIATE THE VIEW
IF NOT FOR ALL THE OTHERS
I WOULD NOT HAVE SEEN THE MAGIC IN YOU
IF NOT FOR ALL THE STUMBLIN'
WE REALLY COULD'NT CATCH OURSELVES BEFORE WE FALL
WHEN ALL THE POINTLESS NOISE HAS STOPPED
YOU CAN HEAR THE CALMNESS CALL

YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THATS JUST THE WAY THAT IT IS
YOU WON'T DRINK A SODA IF DOESN'T HAVE A FIZZ
CHICKEN WINGS ARE JUST CHICKEN IF DOESN'T MAKE YOU SWEAT
AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP ON GOING JUST TO SEE JUST HOW GOOD IT GETS

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE YOUR BATTLES
SO YOU LEARN HOW TO SURVIVE
YOU'VE GOT TO WALK THROUGH THOSE DARK DAYS
JUST TO BE GLAD THAT YOU'RE ALIVE
YOU GOT TO GET REAL LONELY
SO YOU APPRECIATE YOUR HOME
AND YOU'LL FIND THAT CERTAIN SOMEONE
WHEN YOU'RE OK ALONE

YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THATS JUST THE WAY THAT IT IS
YOU WON'T DRINK A SODA IF DOESN'T HAVE A FIZZ
CHICKEN WINGS ARE JUST CHICKEN IF DOESN'T MAKE YOU SWEAT
AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP ON GOING JUST TO SEE JUST HOW GOOD IT GETS

WHEN YOU TIRE OF THE TURMOIL
AND YOU'VE DECIDED TO SETTLE DOWN
DON'T LOOK TO FAR MY FRIEND
YOU'RE STAND ON SOME HALLOWED GROUND
YOU'VE FOUGHT YOUR FIGHT
YOU'VE WAGED YOUR WARS
TIME TO THROW DOWN YOUR GLOVES
FEEL THE SUNSHINE ON YOUR FACE
AND YOU CAN BASK IN ALL THE LOVE

YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THATS JUST THE WAY THAT IT IS
YOU WON'T DRINK A SODA IF DOESN'T HAVE A FIZZ
CHICKEN WINGS ARE JUST CHICKEN IF DOESN'T MAKE YOU SWEAT
AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP ON GOING JUST TO SEE JUST HOW GOOD IT GETS

YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THAT'S JUST THE WAY THAT IT IS
YOU AIN'T GONNA TOUCH THAT SODA IF IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT CERTAIN FIZZ
SALSA'S PICO DE GIO IF IT DOESN'T MAKE YOU SWEAT
AND YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP ON GOING JUST TO SEE HOW GOOD IT GETS