singing through sadness, fighting back fears
repressing the dark doubts and strangling tears.
running towards light which, far as you can see,
seems as far as it always has been and will be.
long days and short nights wear you out, clear and thin
as you tug on your bootstraps, and wear your false grin.
dear one, there is true hope; dear love, there is life
try forgetting your worries and leaving your strife,
come home to the family who loves you more deeply
who will fight for you staunchly and climb for you steeply,
never forget where you came from, dear child
though you seek to be free and you live to be wild...
come back home to the family whose love will be there.
your family is who you have.