Who are they...?

If my mind should drift like any cloud
To worlds where my soul can fly
If I lift my voice to sing aloud
Who are they to wonder why?

If I should take some time to dream
When I should be working
Who are they to intervene
And say that I am shirking?

All the world is moving on
Behold! I'm moving with it!
I won't sit and wait til time is gone
It's my life, I will live it!

And if I choose to live that life
With ideas above my station
Who are they to cause such strife
By contesting my vocation?

If my mind should wonder high
Into the clouds where it belongs
Who are they to wonder why
Or say that it is wrong?

All the world is moving on,
Behold! I'm moving with it!
I won't sit by till time has gone -
It's my life, I will live it.