All Grow Old Together

WE ALL LISTENED WHEN GRANDMA TOLD STORIES

WE ALL LAUGHED WHEN GRANDPA TOLD JOKES

WE ALL HELD ON WHEN NONNIE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER 

BUT WE NEVER LOST HOPE

 

WE ALL SMILED WHEN MOTHER AND FATHER KISSED 

UNDER THE DECORATED ARCH OF PETUNIAS

WE ALL CRIED AS THE BALLOONS DISAPPEARED OVER THE RAINBOW

THAT SHONE OVER ROBIN'S FUNERAL

 

WE KNEW WE’D ALL GROW OLD TOGETHER

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD AS ONE

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARKNESS

AND THE GOLDEN SPARKS OF THE SUN

 

WE ALL CHEERED WHEN KATE GOT PREGNANT

IT'S TRUE THAT THE YOUTH BRING JOY

WE ALL MOURNED AT THE DEATH OF OUR COUSIN

WAS TOO SOON FOR A HIGH SCHOOL BOY

WE WERE SCARED WHEN MY SISTER GOT ANGRY

WE ALL HEARD THE SIRENS AND THE SLAM OF THE DOOR

WE ALL HEARD FATHER WHEN HE FINALLY CRACKED 

LIKE THE CROCKERY FLUNG TO THE FLOOR

WE DON’T SPEAK OF THAT NO MORE

 

'CAUSE WE’LL ALL GROW OLD TOGETHER

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD AS ONE

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARKNESS

AND THE GOLDEN SPARKS OF THE SUN

 

WE ALL SUNG ON CHRISTMAS MORNING

TO THE GIFTS BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE

WE ALL HUNG ON THE WORDS OF UNCLE PETE

WHO TOLD TALES TO THE KIDS ON HIS KNEE

WE ALL KNEW WE HAD SOMETHING WORTH LIVING FOR

AND WE ALL HAD SOME SAFE PLACE TO STAND

SOMETHING WORTH GIVING IS WORTH GIVING TO SOMEONE IN NEED 

EVEN IF IT'S JUST YOUR HAND

 

'CAUSE WE’LL ALL GROW OLD TOGETHER

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD AS ONE

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARKNESS

AND THE GOLDEN SPARKS OF THE SUN

 

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD TOGETHER

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD AS ONE

WE’LL ALL GROW OLD IN THE DEPTHS OF THE DARKNESS

AND THE GOLDEN SPARKS OF THE SUN