The Swing Swings On

A child is born,

They take their first steps

They say their first words

And the swing swings on.

They meet their first friend

They meet their first teacher

They meet their first love

And the swing swings on.

They go to a new school

They cry a little

They meet new friends

And the swing swings on.

They graduate high school

They have kids of their own

They start a new family

And the swing swings on.

They live their life

They live to the fullest

They say goodbye to loved ones

And the swing swings on.

They've affected us all

They've helped us in some way

They've left us all crying

And the swing swings on.

We, the living, miss them

We wish they'd come back

We know it won't happen

And the swing swings on.