After a while you learn
The subtle difference between
Holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn´s mean learning
And company doesn´s always mean security,
And you beginn to learn
That kisses aren´t contracts and presents aren´t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head and your eyes ahead
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you lean to build all your roads on today
Because tomorrow´s ground is to uncertain for plans.
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns
If you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure….
You really are strong, you really do have worth
And you learn, and you learn,
With every goodbye you learn….
(Sowas muss ich für die Schule lernen….)