Climbing a Slide

climbing a slide that is high, high, high
something like climbing a mountain
at the top if you’re brave to your friends you can wave
swoosh down and start all over again

some kids like to climb up the slide
so hot and contrary
I have to wonder why

flying a kite ‘til it’s way out of sight
on purpose letting go of your balloon
these are things that we do when we walk without shoes
we let go of childhood too soon

some kids need to cry, cry
and other kids their eyes are always, always dry

will we get older we want to dance free
sing and laugh like a child
society molds us when our mother’s won’t hold us
we get angry and frightened and wild

some kids like to climb up the slide
so hot and contrary
I have to wonder why

climbing a slide it is high, high, high
something like climbing a mountain
at the top if you’re brave to your friends you can wave
swoosh down start all over again