It's the first breath of springtime And a warm wind picks up the fallen blossom And sails in circles down the street A lady cycles past with her hair in braids As they're pulling down the awnings to the train station cafe I'm alive and I'm thankful For this time I'm alive and I'm thankful For this time
Six o'clock, summer afternoon Next door's kids are playing in the yard I'm doing the dishes at the window and the radio's playing 'Superstar' And the sun falls down on the garden next door But two young boys are fighting, till a woman appears at the door
And the fires and the fog and the falling leaves Under October skies You walked me home in the cold after closing time As the leaves rushed by How I want to be loved How I need to be loved Now that I've found you, I'd do anything for you
In the Forest of Angels that's where we laid you down And I can hear you whisper When the first frost falls on the ground You're alive, just be thankful For this time. You're alive, just be thankful For this time.