Clover

I went looking for a four leaf clover

Something so hard to find

I found thistles and thorns, mushrooms galore

And I just about lost my mind

I consulted my chart, insulted my heart

When I pretended that I really didn’t care

Down on my knees I found millions of threes

But that four leaf I could not find

 

“Oh you’re so foolish to be such a dreamer”

That’s what I always heard

“Follow the rules

Don’t be such a schemer

True believers are so absurd”

 

Then I went looking for a needle in a haystack

Something so hard to find

Digging all day I found bushels of hay

And I just about lost my mind

I considered the odds, wondered if the problem

Was not knowing when to pack it in

Forget about hay, twiddle my dreams away

And gracefully take it on the chin

 

“Oh you’re so foolish to be such a dreamer

Put your feet back on the ground

The heart can be

Such a cruel deceiver

Give it up before it lets you down”

 

But they don’t call me stubborn for nothing

Or maybe it’s something more

A couple cups of pluck, a little dash of luck

A taste for the unexplored

Toss it all in a pot, keep stirring a lot

Don’t forget to add a little pinch of hope

You gotta turn up the heat if you want something to eat

And then show those hungry doubters to the door

 

You’re no fool to be such a dreamer

Of that you have my word

Nothing ventured isn’t just a teaser

It’s a condition that needs no cure

 

So if you want to find a four leaf clover

Then clover’s where you should settle in

And when the going gets rough

Just roll up your cuff

And give it your full concentration

Cancel all your reservations

And take imagination for a spin.

 

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