“I am climbing up a tree cut I cannot get to the top
When I get to the branches I reach out for a fruit
But I can’t catch any ‘cause before I catch any
It moves right to another branch.
When I finally catch one, I lift it to my lips to eat it
But I can’t because before I do so, it slips through my fingers and falls down
I go to another tree and the same process goes on over and over again.
What have I done wrong?
“I am climbing a mountain
And as I think that I am close to the top,
I am shocked that there is more distance to climb
When I finally get to the top, I slip and roll down the mountain till I hit the bottom.
Where did I go wrong?
“I am in a running contest
I run, run and run
I can’t get at the end
There are people in front and behind me
I finally outrun them all
I am very close
Then I trip on a stone
I am bleeding and I have broken my leg.
How did this happen?
“I am in the middle of the ocean
I am alone and I have no boat
I got to swim and get to the shores
I am swimming and the shores seem to be far away
After so long I am finally about to get there
But suddenly something-probably a water creature- pulls my legs and I drawn.
Why did that happen to me?
“I am such a loser
I can do it, I am about to do it
But then I can’t.
I am a failure
“I have what it takes
Everybody knows so
But then again I have nothing;
But a loser.
“I smell failure
Defeat is my smile
Fear is my breath
My existence indicates how lost I am.”
That is the lament of a loser
Of the one who gets up and go to find what he wants
Sees it but can’t touch it
Touches it but can’t enjoy it.
“Maybe winning is for some
Because some win without even playing
And some play and lose
Luck is for some
Some were born to have it all
Others were born to have nothing
Some were born to laugh
Others to cry
Some were born to gain, others to lose.”
He sings it when he wakes and before he falls asleep.