"Can't Take It With You" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
Well I sympathize completely but there's nothing I can do
I am just a humble servant with a message here for you
Well I know you have good reasons and there's things you've got to do
But the boatman won't be waiting and he's leaving here with you
And you can't take it with you
No matter what you do
No you can't take it with you
Not the place you're going to
(One more mile, one more road, one last bridge, one less load)

Well I sympathize completely but there's nothing I can do
I am just obeying orders, I'm a simple soul like you
Well you really are persuasive, but I've heard it all before
And the boatman's getting restless as he stands upon the shore
And you can't take it with you
No matter what you do
No you can't take it with you
Not the place you're going to
Can't take it with you


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"Can't Take It with You" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentThe hooded figure of Death has come for you, as he comes for us all. Truly, you can't take it with you, and there's no bargaining your way out of it.
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's the greatest song of all Project songs : the only successful sample of 'the Ethereal mood" that Parsons/Woolfsons tried to make for the group as a signature.
    rezdvdon January 16, 2015   Link

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