Sandcastle
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Author: Al Stravinsky
Verse 1
I built a castle in the sand
Then sat and waited for the sea;
The beach was empty save for me
And my castle in the sand.

Verse 2
The sky grew dark to frame the stars
As the moon rose over my shoulder;
The breeze, once welcome, grew colder,
And stirred her words in my hand.

Middle 8
We tried hard to make things better;
But nothing lasts forever.
Time and tide take everything we've got -
Still I think we gave it our best shot.

Verse 3
I dashed for pebbles, stuck on shells,
Raised a flag! Worked till the first waves swelled the moat,
Then washed away the note she wrote
And my castle in the sand.