he used to roll with the punches
now he's staggered by each blow
he used to be easy-going
now he swims against the flow
he used to say "life's a party"
now he's a stick in the mud
he used to say "live and let live"
now he's eager to begrudge

he used to be so young
but now it all seems to come undone
he's gotten old so fast
he says it's the only thing that lasts

TMK 8.14.2006