When Will My Life Begin? Mandy Moore ••••• 7 AM, the usual morning lineup Start on the chores and sweep 'til the floor's all clean Polish and wax, do laundry, and mop and shine up Sweep again And by then it's like 7:15 And so I'll read a book or maybe two or three I'll add a few new paintings to my gallery I'll play guitar and knit, and cook and basically Just wonder when will my life begin? Then after lunch it's puzzles and darts and baking Paper mâché, a bit of ballet and chess Pottery and ventriloquy, candle making Then I'll stretch, maybe sketch Take a climb, sew a dress! And I'll reread the books if I have time to spare I'll paint the walls some more, I'm sure there's room somewhere And then I'll brush and brush, and brush and brush my hair Stuck in the same place I've always been And I'll keep wondering and wondering, and wondering, and wondering When will my life begin? Tomorrow night The lights will appear Just like they do on my birthday each year What is it like Out there where they glow? Now that I'm older, mother might just let me go