When I Look Back at Twenty


Words by Mark L Berry & Music by Joanne Gabriel
Performed by Joanne Gabriel

When I look back at twenty
Now that I’m forty-five
I think of all I’ve been through
And that I’m lucky to be alive

I can still picture classmates
Whose aircraft broke apart
I’m still doing what they loved
And carry them in my heart

If I was twenty again
And could see me today
Would I be proud of myself
That I’d turned out okay?

If I was twenty again
And could see me today
Would I be proud of myself
That I’d turned out okay?

I became the pilot
I wanted to be
I’ve seen of the world
What I wanted to see

But what else have I become
As I look at what’s me
The wandering branch
Of my family tree

When I look back at twenty
Now that I’m forty-five
The lesson I’ve learned
Is how to survive

When I look back at twenty
Now that I’m forty-five
The lesson I’ve learned
Is how to survive

And now I look forward
At what’s still to be
And when I look back from sixty
If I’ll still recognize me


Lyrics Copyright©2011 by Mark L. Berry


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