V1:

They told me high school

Would be the best days of my life

I always thought they weren't right

But now that it's over I see

That I could live forever in all those memories

C:

But there's no going back

I must move on, must move on

The laughter is over now, it's time to grow up and get real

But I can always look back

Though I'll keep on moving on, keep moving on

The laughter I felt, so deep, so far away, was it real?

V2:

They told me to live life

To the fullest that I can

To learn it all and be a better man

And now that it's over I see

That nothing is more precious than all those memories

C:

But there's no going back

I must move on, must move on

The laughter is over now, it's time to grow up and get real

But I can always look back

Though I'll keep on moving on, keep moving on

The laughter I felt, so deep, so far away, was it real?

B:

There's no way to know what the future holds

Just day by day, sit and watch life unfold

Move ahead, don't fall behind

See what needs to be seen, don't be blind

Do what you want, don't just do what you're told

Don't be normal, be daring and bold

And look back on those memories, to make it through the day

And remember that no matter what happens, it will be okay

C:

There's no going back

I must move on, must move on

The laughter is never over, though I'm growing up and getting real

I can always look back

And still keep moving on, keep moving on

The laughter I felt, so deep, so far away, was it real

It was oh so real….