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