After a while

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….)