Twas in the middle of May
Once upon a day
In the middle of the night
Head and Heart had a fight.
Heart turned to Head
And this is what it said:
I must follow my dreams
It is the only way it seems
I wish I could erase the past
Live it again and make it last
The future is ours to make
Were the only ones who can eat that cake.
Head laughed, have your cake and eat it too?
You know this cant be true
The future cant be foretold
We cannot know what it will hold.
Heart replied, the future can change if youre so inclined
If you only give yourself that time
All you need is the will to go on
Follow that dream, though the road is long.
Silly Heart, the future is not ours to see
The past is past, just let it be
We cannot change who we are
Not if you wish upon a million stars
If we erased the past (like Uncle Fred marrying Aunt Loweezy)
Things would be so very easy
What a mixed-up turn of events
Rid our lives of bad times spent
What would we have learned then?
And how would we know to stop when?
But Head, the past is such a loss
Wasted tears at such a cost
Theres nothing back there I can see
Happiness lies ahead for me
Life would be easy you know
Controlling our destiny by wishing it so.
Head sighed and replied to Heart
Youre only ripping yourself apart
What of past loves and past friends?
Do you really want those to end?
Disappear without a trace?
Think about that before you erase
To banish these is just so wrong
Theyre the reason we belong
Theyre who we are and who weve been
We cant live our past again.
Head, but theyre not gone away
Ill never forget them, theyre here to stay
Right here in my memory forevermore
But its time to open up a new door.
Head replied again, you follow that rainbow
When you get to it you let me know
I think that youve not thought this through
And youre letting blind love guide you.
Heart replied with a smile,
Talking is nice for awhile
Whats wrong with love I have to ask
Its the answer to all lifes tasks
In the end it will be your guide
Itll be the only thing left at your side.
Head didnt know quite how to respond
It knew that Heart was determined and bound
Bound to find love no matter how far
Even if it meant following that star.
In a gentler tone it did reply,
Youre right Heart, it said with a sigh
Maybe if you ruled instead of me
The world would a better place be.
Heart sighed too, I dont know all, I wish I did
Maybe then I could be the head
But I do know pain and I do know sadness
And I know that love will bring me gladness
If I err in my ways, then I just move on
Around the corner will be another song
Life is not meant to just sit back
Dont wait for it, you must attack
Go in and grab it and see if its yours
See if you can finally throw away the oars.
The two fell silent, each with their own thoughts
Both wishing that they hadnt fought
Each one wondering if the other was right
That one day in the middle of the night