Caldecott and Newberry

Caldecott opened his eyes this morning
Wondered when he would wake up
Never thought living would be this boring
Wondered why nothing was up

A simple morning like a piece of history
Never known until it's over or interpreted the same

Newberry lost in a dream of someone
Walking past out in the street
Next to her, they have a conversation
Kind of shy, looks at his feet

One day he'll really go outside and ask her name
But until that day approaches he'll pretend he doesn't care

Half alive
(Waiting for themselves to change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling from a plane)
Half alive
(Only one of them will change)
In the sky
(Peanuts fall instead of rain)

Late at night, walking around the city
Sidewalk moves, lights passing by
Caldecott lifts up his head and looks at
All the stars up in the sky

Though he can only see a few from where he stands
He knows all the other out there can be seen from far away

Newberry out on a week's vacation
Visits the desert Southwest
Souvenirs fill the entire back seat
Scenery: mountains and sand

A day of driving and a hundred old CDs
Make him really wish he had another person in the car

Half alive
(Waiting for themselves to change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling from a plane)
Half alive
(Only one of them will change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling down)

If you're convinced that the sky is falling
(that the sky is falling down)
You're not the only one
Take a look and you'll see the people
(see the people all around)
Who are feeling just like you

They thought about their situations and they knew
It was time for them to change themselves
They knew that it was time

Half alive
(Waiting for themselves to change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling from a plane)
Half alive
(Only one of them will change)
In the sky
(Peanuts fall instead of rain)

Half alive
(Waiting for themselves to change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling from a plane)
Half alive
(Only one of them will change)
In the sky
(Peanuts falling down)

©1999 Paul Solecki

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