Un—, un—, un—,
Nay, nay, nay,
Fie, fie, fie,
Stay, stay, stay!
Such were the songs we said and sung
When the world was full and we were young.
Would we had dug in our heels and heeded
The silent center we craved and needed!
But came the sibilant prophets of Yes
And Aye, and Too, and Sure, I guess
And Oh, why not, and What the heck
And never a thought of rue or feck.
Would we had gone to the end of the track
And not beyond, and then turned back!
So much to learn, but we were clever
Why shouldn’t we want to go on forever?
Would we had died when Death called Time
Not borrowed breath for one more rhyme.