Congratulations, you made it this far (the birthday song) Congratulations, you made it this far Congratulations for everything you are When you think you’re nowhere doin’ nothin’ but to me you are a shining star Congratulations, you’ve made it this far! They say that sadness and pain, it make you a little bit deeper They say that love and kindness will lighten up your load They say every mistake you make makes you a little bit wiser, I say Congratulations, you made it this far! Well, there are times when you give up And there’s gonna be times when you give in There are times when losing is the only way to win There are times when troubles come banging on your door But let me tell you, honey, there’s a whole lot more There’s human kindness just walking down the street, And there’s a little bit of greatness in everyone you meet And there’s a world of wonder in who you are Congratulations, you made it this far! Now, when your birthday comes around, And you wish that it didn’t And all your friends, you know, your friends they’re coming up to you, And they say “Oh, you’re not getting older, you’re getting better!” And you know that not matter how much better you get … You’re still getting older… And it happens to everyone. You wake up one morning, on your birthday morning…and you just wish it would go away Well, here’s what you do when that birthday morning happens to you You just march right into the bathroom and shut the door And look into the mirror. Don’t be afraid Just look into the mirror and look deep into your own eyes Because those eyes, well, those eyes may be in an older face But those eyes…those eyes are still the eyes of a child And that child has been with you from the very first day And that child, that child has been with you every single step of the way And that child needs to hear you to say something That child needs to hear you say “Congratulations, you made it this far Congratulations for everything you are And when you think you’re nowhere doing nothing, to me you are a shining star. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations, congratulations.” Deborah Henson-Conant Das ist eigentlich ein Geburtstagslied, aber ich finde es auch so ganz schön!