The Finish Line

This one goes out to the man with the bloodshot eyes

Damn, man, how are you still alive?

I don’t know how you made it through the days

Decades of slumming and bumming around

Yelling and selling in every single city and town

From coast to coast across the USA

Then the sunset came and you realized

That your life found a metaphor up in the sky

And finally you found you had your fill

Now you’re one year sober and I’m still shocked

52 weeks later, Mr. Bloodshot

Can finally see the sunrise from the top of the hill

Well we all have to walk our own path in life

No matter how we get there

We’ll all see the finish line

So whether we walk or whether we run

Our race has already begun

It’s more important that we do it right

This one goes out to the girl with the rebel soul

My best friend from two years old

And now your life is really taking off

You and your man just found your first place

You’re eager and ready to spit in the face

Of anyone who tells you that you’re wrong

Well you’re confident and you’re smart as hell

And I’m sure that you’ll do well

But the roads you’re walking, I already did

And through my edge in experience

I’ve learned independence

Is no excuse to burn down a bridge

Well we all have to walk our own path in life

No matter how we get there

We’ll all see the finish line

So whether we walk or whether we run

Our race has already begun

It’s more important that we do it right

This one goes out to the girl with the secretary job

Even though your boss is a slob

You still juggle it while carrying Maggie and Griff

Between moving and selling, you’re life’s a transient space

Life seems to speed up when all you need is a break

A cup of coffee and a copy of the Gospel of Biff

Well I don’t know if there’s a God but if there is

I see it in that little kid

And now that there’s another on the way

Jus keep on trudging through those woods

The tribulations of motherhood

Are just your way to make the world a better place

Well we all have to walk our own path in life

No matter how we get there

We’ll all see the finish line

So whether we walk or whether we run

Our race has already begun

It’s more important that we do it right

It’s more important that we do it right

It’s more important that we do it right