Pick a name


You walk the sand and memorize
All the shells that hit your feet
As the ocean comes in to meet you
You watch and stand and memorize
How you feel and the time of day
This memory that you'll hold onto

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Any name
Who you were as a child
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The color of the sky
The flavor of air
How it feels to listen
And stare
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Any name
For right now

You walk the leaves and leave footprints
On top of many others wandering
All the animals that have already passed by
You hold your sleeves and shiver
The autumn chill is just beginning
All of the birds are just starting to fly

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Who you are in this moment
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This present, hold it
The color of your shoes
How it feels to lose
A memory
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For right now

You walk the clouds in your dreams
The colors are all unimaginable
And yet you see them all so clearly
You hold your hand out to catch a falling star
And wonder how you live down on earth
Life just always seems so dreary

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Who you are at the time
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Suppose you're feeling fine
Your imagination
Dreaming big
With speculation
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You think of butterflies and trees
Think of budding roses and honeybees
Dream of gossamer houses under the sun
Come inside when you're done

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The color of the dusk
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The scent of the dawn
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For who you are
Right now

Are you indigo?
Are you tangerine?
Are you mint or chocolate
Or something in between?
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For yourself
Any name
For right now

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Any name
Who you were as a child
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Any name
The color of the sky
The flavor of the air
How it feels to listen
And stare
Pick a name
Any name
For right now

Who are you right now?

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