The world marches on
no matter how you try to stop
there’s no force that can change it
no matter what you do

The only advice I have to give you
is to stay in step, don’t skip a step
don’t drop out and watch as people
march ahead without you

She’s twenty steps now, then twenty more
best friend in the world going on
marching steadily with the rest of them
forty now, fifty, sixty and more

Yet my boots are tied to a tree
can’t move forward, can’t untie the knots
can only watch as she moves on
and hope that one day she’ll march ’round again