Pickup Truck Memories

The world, it seems, just won't stay still

We're growing up so fast

Neighborhood days are becoming

But memories of the past

But for tonight we've stopped all time

Forever young, for now

In the back of a pickup truck

Future change we disavow

We talk about the 'good old days'

And how things used to be

The summer of lemonade stands

A funeral for a tree

A street wide Civil War we had

The TV show we'd made

The time the tire swing fell down

When the ancient rope had frayed

Bonfires burning 'til midnight

Or when the pool fell down

And playing games we'd invented

Where all of us nearly drowned

The conversation's lulling now

As memories give way

To our thoughts about the future

And we face the fading day

In only a matter of months

The first of us will leave

From the pre-school days to college

We find it hard to believe

We've been through it all together

And all means everything

We watch emerging stars above

Wonder what tomorrow brings

The world, it seems, just won't stay still

We're growing up so fast

Fighting the chance of becoming

But memories of the past

Just for tonight, we'll stop all time

Forever young, for now

In the back of a pickup truck

We'll make all this last somehow

-1/21/07-