Keep your inner child alive
Don’t let it die
It’s hiding inside
Beneath the layers of fright.
As you grow, as you go on
The world continues to tell you: you’re wrong.
They see your spirit soaring so high
It makes them worry, to see you fly
To see you dream, to see you wonder
Hear your roars and feel your thunder.
Breathe out, even if it pushes them away
Cause your inner child wants to play.
All the adults are angry and bitter
They have lost their spark, lost their glitter
They let the hurt weigh them down
They keep packing baggage, carrying it around.
Your inner child wants to show
The world can be more magical than you know
Pain can be transformed into art
The adult is dumb; the child is smart.
See the world with innocent eyes
Stargaze with hope towards the sky
Tie on a cape and let yourself fly
Let your curiosity keep asking why
You can giggle
Squirm and squiggle
You can be silly and soft
Yet still sturdy as a rock.
You can be pure and fresh
No grudges, no debt.
You can talk to imaginary friends
You can play pretend
It was your favorite time — way back when
Your childhood doesn’t have to come to an end.