Circle game

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Yesterday a child came out to wonder            Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
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Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
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And tearful at the falling of      a star

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Then the child moved ten times 'round the seasons     Skated over ten clear frozen streams
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Words like, when you're older,   must appease him
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And promises of someday make his dreams

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And the seasons, they go 'round and 'round    And the painted ponies go up and down
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We're captured on a carousel of time
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We can't return, we can only look behind from where we came
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And go 'round and 'round and 'round in the circle game

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Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now    Cartwheels turn to car wheels through the town
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And they tell him, take your time it won't be long now
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'Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down  
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So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
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Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
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There'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
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Before the last revolving year is through