dun dun dun

dundundundundun dun

when i wake up

well i know i’m gonna be

i’m gonna be the man who wakes up next to you

when i go out

yeah i know i’m gonna be

i’m gonna be the man who goes along with you

“hey, you know this song?” i ask, turning up the volume

you’re sitting next to me with your feet on the glove compartment

“of course i do,” you say.

“remember where you heard it?”

“shrek? no, benny and joon,” you clap your hands, proud of yourself.

i smile with my eyes on the road

because you know the song from that one kooky 90’s johnny depp movie

we used to watch together when we were way too young to understand it

and not from that one newer, more popular show

that would make much more sense for your age and mine

i smile at this one silly thing that binds us together

such silly things in a string

tie me to you, ear to ear

and that makes me sing like a happy camper.

but i would walk 500 miles

and i would walk 500 more

just to be the man who walks a thousand miles

to fall down at your door

then you tell me to stop singing

i’m ruining the song.

— happy national siblings day

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