Slipped Away

When little, I thought I had it all,
I thought it would last for evermore,
So I'd stop and stare, waste it and just stall,
Of immortality I was so sure

Didn't know it was leaving, slipping away,
Didn't know that I had to try and hold on,
Didn't think we'd ever stop the usual play,
Didn't care for the scenic passing of dawn

But now it's gone forever, somehow lost,
Slipped away when I turned around,
It was precious, and now I feel the cost,
Because it's gone, never again to be found

It's not coming back and sometimes I cry
For memories and wishes of time gone by