If I Knew Then

Written by: Jack Ellison



If I knew then what I know now You've often heard that said A truer axiom has never been uttered It's so easy for youth to be led If I knew then what I know now Might have changed a thing or two They say youth is wasted on the young I certainly believe that's true If I knew then what I know now Could've saved those days being wasted With childish games and petty ambitions Before real life had been tasted If I knew then what I know now Should've listened to those smarter minds That warned that when we finally matured We'd regret being foolish and blind If I knew then what I know now I look back with a few regrets That I wasted a valuable part of my life My teen years I'd like to forget But in spite of it all, I made it through I try to show today's youth how Not to repeat the mistakes I made If I knew then what I know now © Jack Ellison 2012