It's not easy bein green. It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things. And people tend to pass you over. ...But green is the color of spring. And green can be cool and friendly-like. And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.
And it came to me then that every plan is a tiny prayer to father time As I stared at my shoes in the ICU that reeked of piss and 409 And I rationed my breaths as I said to myself that I'd already taken too much today As each descending peak on the LCD took you a little farther away from me Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines in a place where we only say goodbye It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend on a faulty camera in our minds But I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose than to have never lain beside at all And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground as the TV entertained itself 'Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room Just nervous pacers bracing for bad news And then the nurse comes round and everyone will lift their heads But I'm thinking of what Sarah said: "Love is watching someone die" So who's gonna watch you die? *Death Cab for Cutie At this point in my life, I'd like to live as if only love mattered, As if redemption was in sight, As if the search to live honestly Is all that anyone needs, No matter if you find it. *Tracy Chapman