From the very first second that you open an eye
You breathe, you cry
You are one step nearer
To the day you will die.
And from the first steps on the living room floor
You teeter, step once more
You are one pace closer
To heavens front door.
From the very first second you learn to speak
You talk, words leak
You are one sentence closer
To your final week.
From the very first second you go to school
You learn, play the fool
You are one lesson closer
To hitting the wall.
From the very second you fall in love
Find the girl, fits like a glove
You are one romance nearer
To the great love above.
From the very second you encounter great sex
You experiment, become complex
You are one fling closer
To being an ex.
From the very first second you carve a career
You accelerate, hit sixth gear
You are one pay packet closer
To your final day here.
From the very first second you learn how to blink
How to live, how to think
You are one blink closer
To being grey not pink.
From the very first second you learn how to exist
Enjoy yourself, do drugs, get pissed
You are one night out away from
Being 'sadly missed'