Bye Bye Future

by John Forster


I see my dad come home
I hear my mommy call
I watch them read the letter
I see their faces fall

I may be only three
But I am not a fool
I've just been rejected by the Riverside Nursery School

I'm bad, bad, bad, bad
What am I gonna do?
I'm fine in a sandbox, but I choke in an interview

Bye bye future
Bye bye dream
Bye bye happy
Bye bye self-esteem

My epitaph will be:
He hit his peak at three
And then took eighty years to die

Bye bye future
Bye bye

Oh no, another letter
Must be from my safety school
I'm breaking out in hives
I can't control my drool

They're reading; read, read, read
They're talking; say, say, say
They're laughing; oh, oh, oh
I think I'm on my way

What a proud boy am I
Miss Walker's play group

Hello future
Hello clout
Old boy network, that's what school's about

Any years from now when time and newsweek interview my sitter
She'll say, "Early failures hurt him, yes, but did not leave him bitter."
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood
The sun is out and life is good
Hello future

Bye Bye Future is the third (3rd) song on the "Entering Marion" album. It is an original song by John Forster.

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