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# Backwards Down the Number Line

Happy happy, oh my friend

Blow out candles once again

Leave the presents all inside

Take my hand and let's take a ride

Backwards down the number line

You were eight and I was nine

Do you know what happened then

Do you know why we're still friends

Laughing all these many years

We've pushed through hardships tasted tears

We made a promise one to keep

I can still recite it in my sleep

Every time a birthday comes

Call your friend and sing a song

Or whisper it into his ears

Or write it down just don't miss a year

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

Happy happy, oh my friend

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

And all my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

Happy happy, oh my friend

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

And all my friends come

Backwards down the number line

Blow out candles once again

Leave the presents all inside

Take my hand and let's take a ride

Backwards down the number line

You were eight and I was nine

Do you know what happened then

Do you know why we're still friends

Laughing all these many years

We've pushed through hardships tasted tears

We made a promise one to keep

I can still recite it in my sleep

Every time a birthday comes

Call your friend and sing a song

Or whisper it into his ears

Or write it down just don't miss a year

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

Happy happy, oh my friend

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

And all my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends come

Backwards down the number line

All my friends

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

Happy happy, oh my friend

You decide what it contains

How long it goes

But this remains

The only rule is it begins

And all my friends come

Backwards down the number line