© 2019 by MARK WAHL.

Wake up, wake up, open your eyes!

The rain is gone and the sun is high.

Leave the pillow, where you’re dreaming,

the water's right and the fish are teeming!

You don't know,

you don't know what you're missing.

No you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know…

what you’re missing.

Born on the quiet side of the hill,

there’s wind in the trees but the   

grass is still.

Go if you must, and face the gale

the fire in the heavens and the pounding hail.

Oh you don't know,

you don't know where you're going.

No you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know… 

where you’re going.

 

Chorus

Ah you’re so young, but you’re so strong,

every answer can't be wrong.

Mountains crumble, rivers dry.

Thunder rolls and infants cry and

every minute, every breath,

ends with every chance you get; and

nothing ever stays the same,

it's your turn now

to play the game.

Nothing’s simple, nothing’s right.

When you're still growing

toward the light.

Dirt so hard, them roots might starve,

so you’re planted where your

choices were and you don't know,

you don't know where you're standing.

No you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know,

where you’re standing.

 

For staring at the noon day sun

will burn you and blind you

before you're done.

Turn your back and seek the shade

and love the things that the sun has made. 

‘Cause, you don't know,

you don't know when you’re burning.

No you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know,

when you’re burning.

Chorus

Instrumental

Once a man, twice a child 

and so together for a while….

Hear me while we have the time,

before I stumble out of line and

you don't know me.

You don't know what I'm saying.

No you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know,

what I'm saying.

’Cause life is dancing fast and hard.

It holds you close and throws you far!

Though you’re barely hanging on,

learn to love the moment, son,

‘cause you don’t know,

you don’t know when it’s over.

Oh you don't know,

you don't know,

you don't know,

when it’s over.

Oooo… Oooo… 

Twice a Child