It lurks in the shadows waiting
Watching, learning, debating
Will it do what needs to be done?
Only since this life has just begun
How do you say no when it’s your time to go?
It watches as the days go by
As I grow older and cry
Will it take me away today?
Only wondering because it seems to play
How do I say no when it’s my time to go?
It listens to the sounds of people
It even lurks around the church steeple
Will it take the elders away?
Seems to be ready to stay
How do they say no when it’s their time to go?
It wonders from place to place
Trying to catch her in a moment’s grace
Will it make her leave us now?
Just wanting to know when and how
How does she say no when it’s her time to go?
It gives a little reprieve
Wanting to get him to not believe
Will it show him that it’s over?
Does he get to say goodbye to Rover?
How does he say no when it’s his time to go?
It waits for us to be together
Almost like birds of a feather
Will it laugh if we are scared?
Because this whole life we have shared
How do we say no when it’s our time to go?