"It's Never Too Late" as written by John Kay and Nick St. Nicholas....
Your eyes are moist, you scream and shout
As though you were a man possessed
From deep inside comes rushing forth
All the anguish you suppressed
Up on your wall hangs your degree
Your parents craved so much for you
And though you're trained to make your mark
You still don't quite know what to do
It's never too late to start all over again
To love the people you caused the pain
And help them learn your name
Oh, no, not too late
It's never too late to start all over again
Well, it's much to late to start again
To try and find a little bliss
So on your woman and your child
You release your bitterness
You drift apart some more each day
You feel the guilt and loneliness
And the God of your childhood you can't find
To save you from your emptiness
It's never too late to start all over again
To love the people you caused the pain
And help them learn your name
Oh, no, not too late
It's never too late to start all over again
You say you've only got one life to live
And when your dead your gone
Your family comes to your grave
And with tears in their eyes
They tell you, you did something wrong
'You left us alone'
Tell me who's to say after all is done
And you're finally gone, you won't be back again
You can find a way to change today
You don't have to wait 'til then
Repeat Chorus


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"Its Never Too Late" as written by John Kay, Nick St. Nicholas

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    General Commentthis song is about how people react to their lives. they think that they are so far along that it is too late to change their direction. like he says, man, "it's never too late to start all over again."
    hurleychick42069on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe song reminded me that despite the bitterness we release on those we love because of the baggage our parents may have dumped on us, it's never too late to start all over again, to love the people that both caused us pain and those to whom we have in turn caused pain. It is in forgetting ourselves, starting over again. and loving others that we can be healed and can also become an instrument of healing. I think the song's message is very powerful and positive, and, despite the reference to the God of your childhood and allusion to reincarnation, carries a very Christian theme.
    mjschumakeron May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have heard a lot of controversy on this song: Pro-drug or Anti-drug.

    I am still not sure if it is one or the other so I am deciding on both. I think hurleychick is right on the part that this song is about how people react to their lives.

    Here is the evidence for my theories:

    Pro-drug:

    "Up on your wall hangs your degree
    Your parents craved so much for you
    And though you're trained to make your mark
    You still don't quite know what to do"

    This verse is saying that you were pushed/forced into your current life because of your parents. Even though you have gone this far, it's never too late to start all over again. Now you can have fun and do all the drugs you want.

    Anti-drug:

    "You say you've only got one life to live
    And when your dead your gone
    Your family comes to your grave
    And with tears in their eyes
    They tell you, you did something wrong
    'You left us alone'"

    As a drugee you used the excuse, "I only have one life, might as well live it to the fullest." Well, you died because of overdose. Not only that, you left a wife kids behind. You've left them alone with no support, I hope you had a good life because you ruined your family's.


    These are just two of my arguments for pro-drug and anti-drug. As you can see I am very complexed on what Steppenwolf's intent was. All I can guess is that he wanted to point out the pros and cons to drugs to educate Americans and not tell them what to do. If you have any other ideas, please post them. I would really like to see what other people think.
    classicRokkeron January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the little beggining of the song for some strange reason. But this isn't too bad.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon May 05, 2007   Link

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