If you asked me what I want this year
I won't tell you what you want to hear.
I could ask for things that come in boxes with ribbons,
Things whose beauty is not so hidden.
I could ask for things wrapped in pretty paper,
And a little card wishing things sooner instead of later.
I could ask for all the things you can have.
All the things I never had.
But thank you, you never asked.
Because the things I could want will never last.
But the things I really want can never be;
Not because of fate, it's just reality.
I want things money can't bring
Like a song that hearts can sing.
I want just a day when no one dies,
Or to watch the news and no mother cries.
I want a day when the human life is priceless
Or to see a day when money becomes worthless.
I want gardens of flowers and springs.
I want hope that’s not hanging on a string.
I want a day when I can dream,
Just one dream that doesn’t end in fear.
I want a day without seeing suits and ties
Shaking hands, smiling to the camera, telling lies.
I want a smile on every face,
Or a remedy for the heart that aches.
I want a day when justice is served,
Or just a moment when the truth is heard.
I want to see the setting of the sun,
And with eagerness pray for another to come.
So as you can see,
These things can never be.
It's not fate, its just reality.
So thank you, you never asked
About the things I'll never have.