Are we there yet?

from by Danny Saucedo

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Every year, I write myself a birthday song. This was for my 30th.

lyrics

Adulthood doesn’t come on all at once
It’s the slow accumulation of experience
There’s no instant elevation—you’ve got to earn it!
There’s no destination, honey—there’s just a journey

Here’s me, in the back of the ride, at age 5
Singing, “Are we there yet?”
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)
Nintendo in the den, at age 10
Singing, “Are we there yet?”
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)

I stand before the court
Of the Sacred Order of the Boys I Used to Be
On the charge of dereliction of my destiny
I don’t know how to plead

I won’t defend my deviant ways
How I strayed from all the plans we’ve made
There’s no easy explanation, gentlemen of the jury
There’s no destination, there is just a journey

Here’s me, in search of a scene, at 15
Singing, “Are we there yet?”
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)
Last nights of 19, staring at a blank screen
Typing, “Are we there yet?”
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)

You stand before the court
Of the Sacred Order of the Boys You Used to Be
On the charge of arson-larceny, of burning stolen dreams
How do you plead?

I plead “not guilty”
’Cause you can’t hold a man to a plan he made at 15
But I’ve still done a pretty good job
Of keeping it alive this long

I plead “not guilty”
’Cause you can’t hold a man to a plan he made at 15
But I think I’ve done a pretty good job
Of keeping it alive this long

Here’s me, in the front of your ride, at 25
Singing, “Are we there yet?”
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)
Last days of 29, look at the time
Tell me there’s no there there
There there
There there

(Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)
(Are we there yet? Are we there yet?)

credits

from Wish The Time Away, released March 16, 2015
Back-up vocals by Rebecca Morris

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