I Can't Touch The Sun



I can't touch the clouds for you,
I never reached the sun for you.
I've never done the things 
that you need done for you.
I've stretched as high as I can reach
I guess I'm not the one for you.
'Cause I can't touch the clouds
or reach the sun for you.
No, I can't touch the clouds 
or reach the sun. 

I can't look inside your mind 
and see the things you're hopin' for.
I can't help you chase 
the dreams you're gropin' for.
You say your arms are open wide,
But Lord knows who they're open for.
I can't know your mind 
or chase your dreams with you.
I can't chase your dreams 
or know your mind. 

I hope you find somebody who 
can do the things I didn't do.
Find the road I didn't find
and build a better world for you.
I hope you find somebody bold 
enough to reach and take ahold
And guide your ever-changin' mind 
and free your ever-risin' soul.
But I can't...I can't . 

I can't turn back time for you 
and make you sweet sixteen again.
I can't turn your barren fields 
to green again.
And I can't sit around and talk 
about what might have been again.
I can't turn back time 
and make you young again.
I can't turn back time 
and make you young. 

So say goodbye and don't look back -
I've had some happy days with you.
Sorry I can't be the one 
who stays with you.
And if they ask about me, 
you can say I was the one with you.
Who never touched the clouds 
or reached the sun with you.
I can't touch the clouds or reach the sun. 


Words & Music by Shel Silverstein
Copyright © 1972 / Evil-Eye Music Inc , NYC