Out In The Waves

by Duncan Jones

Out in the waves a young seal plays
And then one day shadows pass by
His mom looks at him and says, “Baby go SWIM!
You must swim like you can fly!”
The surface comes close, and from then on he knows
Why out on the rocks they all say
“Icy wind in my face never felt like a friend
Before, but it does today!”

Out in the sun a young gazelle plays
And then one day the grass has eyes
Her dad looks at her and says, “Baby go RUN!
You must run like you can fly!”
The herd comes close, and from then on she knows
Why out on the plains they all say
“The sun on my back never felt like a friend
Before, but it does today!”

Under the sky a young elephant plays
Then for long the rains never come
The old bull looks at him, “We always GO ON!
You must be the strongest one!”
The river comes close, and from then on he knows
Why out on the banks they all say
“The mud in the water never tasted so good
Before, but it does today!”

Out in the fields a young rabbit plays
And then one night silent wings come
Her mom looks at her and says, “Baby go FAST!
Go now! And don’t ever give up!”
The forest comes close, and from then on she knows
Why down underground they all say
“Living down here never seemed like a dream
Before, but it does today!”

Out in the world the wild ones play
And then one day work takes the fun
But the night winds call to the wild ones ALL
“Come now! For it’s time to go run!”
The fun comes close, and from then on they know
Why out in the world they all say
“The thrill of the wild makes one feel like a child
Before, and still does today!”