A man ,a girl and a hyper little dog
walk side-by-side in the glum ,gloomy fog
They're searching for a place where they can be happy
I believe the name of the city is New Billasake
How long til we get there the little girl asked
we should be there shortly the man said ,not trying to sound rash
Why are we leaving our old home ? asked she
so we can be happy in the place called New Billasake
We won't have to worry about our wants and our needs
they say there anything you want grows right on the trees.
" But we have eachother and our little dog spot,
Im happy right now and here with the things that I've got."
"Don't be silly my daughter ,this can't be
the People here are mean and grumpy
,and the air smells like smoke ,
and the ground looks all broke.
The sky is dark and never blue
,and often all we have to eat is stew"
So the small party travelled through glum,gloomy fog
The man ,the girl ,and the hyper little dog
And reached a small forest in which they wanted to rest
The little girl asked her dad when his life was best
He thought and he thought and he finally concluded
" I liked when I was a boy and things weren't so convuluted"
I was usually happy and never had worry
Things were simpler then ,we were never in a hurry"
"What is so different now"asked the girl
"You still have a family ,food ,and the world
How is life now so bad
you had all these things when you were a lad"
"You don't understand ,but will when you're older
right now you're a child and your vision is bolder"
But as the dog and girl slept he thought of her words
were things really as bad as his attitude affords
The next day they they woke early
The girl was all happy and the man was all surly
They walked and they walked until finally they saw
The city they thought they adored with awe
They entered the city and the man noticed clearly
This wasn't the place that he loved oh so dearly
The air smelled like smoke
and the ground was all broke
The people were rude
Most had bad attitudes
Trees grew normal fruit like their old home
The water there had the same bluish foam
"I'm sorry my child, I thought this was best
New Billasake being bad? I'd have never guessed"
"It's not that bad" she said with a smile
Then it finally hit him after all those miles
happiness isn't based on position
it is perspective that makes a situation
After seeing that girl and that dog
playing cheerfully in all the glum,gloomy fog
he realized all he needed was the perspective of a child
and realized his current attitude wasn't exaclty mild
we don't need a place to be happy" said he
as long as I have you and you have me
we'll go anywhere and do many things
scale many mountains sail many seas
bad situations come and they go
but if we keep a good head never will we slow
We can do anything you,I ,and Spot
We should be content with what we got
Many don't have all the things that we do
And should we have chance we should help them out too
Let's leave this old city and go out on our own
We don't need any objects, we don't need a loan."
So they left the city they once thought was great
Maybe it was circumstance ,maybe it was fate
So now you may ask what happened to them?
They now live happily raising their hens
They now have a farm where they eat and they live
And when they find someone who needs it, they give
So let this be a lesson to you and to me
Its not our situations its our perspectives you see
If you can keep a good outlook when things are going bad
you can achieve things you'd never dream you would have