"You were warned from the day you were born,
You were too young, so you blew it off,
You were told you were gold but as you got old
You discovered that you were too soft.
"Delusions of greatness and grandeur,
Life can be hard just to live,
Demanding standards, you'll never deliver,
If you had two of them to give.
"Nothing can prepare you for this,
You were way off of your guard,
Like it or not it's how you were caught,
Try not to take it too hard…
"The bottom was coming up quick,
I guess it just has to be hit,
The secret, the key, and the trick,
It learning to deal with it.
"It's uphill from this point on out,
And the pinnacle's up at the top,
It hasn't been reached
Only practiced and preached,
So at this point you might want to stop.
"You might, but might I suggest,
I suggest it's best just to climb,
Continue, you've still got it in you,
And be thankful you've still got the time…"