Spring Forward, Fall Back
© Steve Smith & Michael Duran
Author: Steve Smith & Michael Duran
Spring Forward, Fall Back
Lyrics by Steve Smith.

Season follows season
Starlight follows sun
Little variation
The ritual carries on
You always know what's coming
Always know what's gone
Never making progress
Each one much the same as the previous one

But each new sun seeks to arrange
A subtle unpredicted change
Like a performance on a stage
Each time the curtain rises

Spring forward, fall back
Let the reins go slack
It's just the way things are
Que sera sera

Wishing for the future
Yearning for the past
Instead of cherishing the here and now
Though we know how briefly it will last
It's only here for a moment
Just a moment then it's gone
So take it while we have it
And delight in each new one

Look beyond the setbacks
Take the ebb and flow
Don't expect an Edinburgh suntan
Or Louisiana snow
So let's cast away the baggage
For now relax and then
Take a moment to enjoy just
Holding hands again

Spring forward, fall back
Let the reins go slack
It's just the way things are
Que sera sera

Spring forward, fall back
Learn to love the almanac
If progress were this hard
Who'd have guessed we'd get this far?