Now or Never – Written Between Tuesday 15th February 1994 and October 1994 (Aged 18/19)

Now or Never

this changing world
i could never imagine you
if i could,
i could never imagine it would be
the couple they said
would always be together –
are now unfinished,
and they are my friends
secret people are finding doors
we have worked hard this year
so do not cry
you can wipe away your tear
stick by, be near
this changing world
where times do not stay the same
she is a middle class brat
who is desperate to grow up
that is good, but he is no good
everyone is feeling strong
going to get along
for all the little kids
the nintendo generation
it is alright now
you do not need to struggle anymore
the air is clearing
look! there is the door
keep on running through
onto the other side
where happiness will survive

James Garratt – 1994

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