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February 16, 2021


[verse 1]
Once upon a simpler time
I sipped warm bubble tea
Palms wrapped around a sharpie-scribbled name
Riding to the end of the line
A bus of empty seats
Head gently rattling on the windowpane

We grow up, grow up
We try on our wings
And I know, I know what
A beautiful thing

To be fifteen
To learn to fly
Make dumb mistakes
With our heads held high

Not think too much
'Bout what's in store
Our only job
Is to keep moving forward
When we're fifteen

Oh to be fifteen


[verse 2]
Plague's the new thing on TV
I sympathize and joke
How Dad's hometown is finally on the map
They promise that our break is brief
Remind us to use soap
But I get restless as a promise drags

Day passing, days
That I'll never get back
I'm suffocating
In blue cotton masks

Let me be fifteen
And laugh out loud
Uncovered faces
In hopeful crowds

Not think too much
'Bout what's in store
Have hallway lunches
By the stairway doors
Let me be fifteen

What happened to fifteen?

[verse 3]
I haven't seen the sun in days
Books pile on my desk
I sleep midnight to noon or not at all
The outside world floats far away
My friends are lines of text
It's just me and the shadows on the wall

Fifteen shouldn't mean that our voices will echo unheard
Fifteen isn't premature hopelessness for a dead world
Fifteen's not a vessel for lonely nights and bottled pain
Fifteen is a pearl
A bubble tea girl
Potential to change

So I say...

We can be fifteen
Find ways to smile
Hug through the screen
And pretend that it's all fine

Wait out
The stormy weather
Someday you and I
Will make things better
For the whole team

But for now,
Let's just be fifteen.



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  • BirdofPrey

    wow, this hits so hard for me. im only fourteen but the pandemic really has taken a toll on my town. also this gave me an idea for a poem so thanks! also congrats on wednesday words!!!

    about 2 months ago
  • kathryn siena

    your voice is so beautiful! Congrats on Wednesday words!

    about 2 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    What a relatable song. This line hit hard: “ And pretend that it's all fine”
    Congratulations on Wednesday Words!

    about 2 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!

    about 2 months ago
  • Parisienne

    This is so great wow, congrats on Wednesday words! I love the meaning behind this - we really are all just losing our teenage years behind blue masks and you summed that up so well. Beautiful song :)

    about 2 months ago
  • ???

    woah this is really nice! congrats on wednesday words!

    about 2 months ago
  • McK13

    Omg, these lyrics are fantastic!! They are so expressive and so authentic :) Your voice is absolutely stunning, making it that more original and lovely! Congratulations on Wednesday Words -- you totally deserve it :)

    about 2 months ago
  • sci-Fi

    Congrats on Wednesday Words!

    about 2 months ago
  • SunV

    Your voice is so beautiful! And the lyrics are so true! Congratulations on Wednesday Words!!!

    about 2 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    Congrats! Amazing lyrics and you sang it so well :)

    about 2 months ago
  • rwong

    congrats on wednesday words!! your voice is lovely :)

    about 2 months ago
  • Avril

    I know I'm a bit late but I love this!! It's heartbreaking at parts but also hopeful!

    2 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    This is lovely :D My one thing is I feel like the piano is a tad bit messy, there just seems to be a lot of notes, and it feels like it gets a bit out of time. But overall I think it's beautiful, congrats on finalists! (ay I'm turning 15 this year)

    2 months ago
  • astrea

    you have a lovely voice!! congrats on finalists!

    3 months ago
  • BlueWolf (Semi Hiatus)

    I LOVE your voice!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounds great!!!!! I love the chorus. I find it so catchy. It is amazing!

    3 months ago