21 and Rising

All my friends are pouring in
From winter's tick and bite
The house is warm with laughter and twinkle light
I’m 21 and Rising

Standing in the crowd
In my party dress
My head is going dizzy
And my heart's a mess
I'm 21 and Rising

Everybody kept on asking

Who
Who do you think you are
Who
Are you trying to be?
I don't really need to know just see
That I am 21 and Rising
 

The cake is smashed
Spinning madly on coffee liqueur
The room is talking
But nobody's heard
I’m 21 and Rising

Those snapped in photographs
Thinking they made my night
Their cigarette smoke lingers
But they're strangers in my mind
I'm 21 and Rising

Everybody kept on asking

Who|
Who do you think you are
Who
Are you trying to be?
I don't really need to know just see
That I am 21 and Rising
 

I'm waiting for that magic moment
For everything to make sense
 

I welcome the world
With open arms
Unaware of what's to come
I'm 21 and Rising

Everybody kept on asking

Who
Who do you think you are
Who
Are you trying to be?
I don't really need to know just see
That I am 21 and Rising
I don't really need to know just see
That I am 21 and Rising

 

© Kathleen Parks BMI & Lily Lyons