Sometimes life stands still

 

One or two words,
A line or a look,
Sometimes life stands still.

One or two words,
One missed heartbeat,
Sometimes life stands still.

''I'm leaving.''
''I'm sorry, we did everything we could,''
The words every doctor dreads to say.
Never gets easier,
Never gets easier.

It doesn't take much to change the world,
It doesn't take much to change the world,
It doesn't take much to change
This beaten woman's world.

Sudden crash on a football pitch,
Brain-damaged at 18.

Hidden rocks on a summer-lake dive,
Brain damage, 26.

Nervous horse on a stormy night,
Paraplegic for life.

Hospital error at six weeks old,
Six weeks old.
It doesn't take much to change the world.
It doesn't take much to change your world.
It doesn't take much to change
This beaten woman's world.

Sometimes life stands still.
Sometimes life stands still.
Sometimes life stands still.

For all of us...