vinte anos atras

Twenty years ago today.

Twenty years ago today you saw the outside

world for the first time.Twenty years ago

today you saw your mother and father's faces

for the first time.

Twenty years ago today, you began

a life full of sorrow and happiness.

Twenty years ago today you began to hear

something other than muffled sounds and

the sound of your mother's heartbeat. You

heard yourself cry for the first time heard others cry too.

You heard electronic devices and doors

opening and closing and a lot of voices,

some melodic, others harsh and ugly.

You have lost and found so much since that day,

but do no feel much smarter or wiser than you did then.

You feel absolutely childlike, Absolutely childlike,

naive without experience.

But ironically, you are completely ready to handle any

success or failure the future will bring. Both of

which you've been avoiding like d**h itself

No more false expectations. No more lying to yourself.

No more waiting for life to begin. No more waiting

for things to be perfect, you know they never will be. know they never will be.

© Ithaka Darin Pappas © 1986

“Vinte Anos Atrás" (Twenty Years Ago Today)

From the album:

So Get Up & The Lost Acapellas

[Sweatlodge Records]