From the album Hello Again

Lyrics

I spy a pillow fort
Propped up with a double sheet and an ironing board
A cardboard castle hideout on the rug
Inside a tugging hand
Drags my day away from how I planned it
I’m landing on this spinning planet where

Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone
Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone

Sometimes you grow up fast
You learn too soon that love was meant to last
Far beyond the body and the bones
And so you change your mind
Look the dishes in the eye and tell them wait for later
This house is just a brief container

Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone
Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone

And the record player spins old-fashioned musicals
And Peter Pan keeps landing on our ledge
And he’s telling us the tale of Never Neverland
While Tinkerbell is singing in our heads and she says

Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone
Ooooh, the days are long

Riding the open wind
A kite is like a treasure map to ice cream
Peanut butter cookies, sweet dreams and
We sense this little life
Is shorter than the time it takes to plan it
So why do we take for granted that

Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone
Ooooh, the days are long
But the years fly by and then they’re gone