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Tick
Tock
Hear that clock
Seconds fade into minutes
Minutes crash head-on with hours
Hours collide and slide right on into days
Time
It never waits
So grab life by the pendulum
Swing
Swing with all you got

Tick
Tock
Smash that clock!
Take every moment
Own it!
Only one person can make your decisions
And that person is staring back at you

Reflections are determined
By the view
Don’t let anyone steal your shine
The memories wasted on hate
Are memories better spent on fulfillment
No greater revenge than success
Climb on top of that ivory tower
Proclaim to the world
“This is my time!”
Time waits for no one

Tick
Tock
Hear that clock
Wake up
Put societies expectations to rest
Show this nation
That dreams can be achieved
No matter where you are conceived
See, time doesn’t look at the color of skin
It doesn’t care how much money you have in the bank
Can’t throw dollar bills at it to make it freeze
And you sure can’t take possessions with you when you leave

Hustle hard
But don’t break your bones
For shiny cars or a new iPhone
Last I heard, Heaven doesn’t get ringtones
Hustle hard
Collecting the things that count
Love isn’t measured in currency
Unplug and reconnect with those who matter most

What a tragedy
Faces glued to digital screens
By the time we look up
Our children are teens
Copying our behavior
The cycle is never ending
Generation after generation
Nodding their heads
But not really listening
When will they listen?

Is it any wonder homes are broken?
Hands full but hearts empty
Everybody busy
Thinking they have all a guaranteed tomorrow
Yet guarantees don’t come easily
With life
There are no receipts

Tick
Tock
Time keeps moving on
Hear that clock?