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Ask the world to repeat itself once—
      maybe twice…
            if you’re really interested,
            if you really want to dance,
            if you really want to drive in the dark,
                        in the black,

Then ask the world to repeat itself
      and listen very carefully;
            it will tell you why to dance,
            it will tell you how to drive in the dark,
                        in the black,

So ask the world to repeat itself
            when you are very much afraid,
            when you cannot find your favorite shoes and
            when your eyes feel glazed over, droopy,

And the world will repeat itself because you asked so nicely
            it will read you its poetry,
            it will show you the secrets of the glory of the morning,
                        the quite of the night, or
                        smack-dab in the middle of the afternoon,
            it will remind you of five-cent kisses,
                        daisies waving in the breeze,
                        your best friend;
                        kissing your hand before he swings into the river.

The world will read to you and remind you of its worries and its feats,
      if only you remember to ask it nicely, to repeat itself.

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