"Seize The Day" as written by and Carolyn Bernice Arends....
I know a girl who was schooled in Manhattan
She reads dusty books and learns phrases in Latin
She is an author, or maybe a poet
A genius, but it's just this world doesn't know it
She works on her novel most everyday
If you laugh she will say

Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day

Well I know a doctor, a fine young physician
Left his six figure job for a mission position
He's healing the sick in an African village
He works in the dirt and writes home to the cynics
He says "We work through the night so most everyday
As we watch the sun rise we can say

Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day

I know a man who's been doing some thinking
He's as bitter and cold as the whiskey he's drinking
He's talking 'bout fear, about chances not taken
If you listen to him you can hear his heart breaking
He says "One day you're a boy and the next day you're dead
I wish way back when someone had said

Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day

Well one thing I've noticed wherever I wander
Everyone's got a dream he can follow or squander
You can do what you will with the days you are given
I'm trying to spend mine on the business of living
So I'm singing my songs off of any old stage
You can laugh if you want, I'll still say

Seize the day, seize whatever you can
'Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand
Seize the day, pray for grace from God's hand
Then nothing will stand in your way
Seize the day


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"Seize the Day" as written by Carolyn Bernice Arends

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    General Commentthis is pretty much my theme song.. i really enjoy it.. i heard it on a radio station a couple weeks back, and i was just astonished, because it kindof summed up everything on which i've been dwelling in my life.. which is just to seize the day, obviously. i think it's just a good admonishment, perhaps some motivation to not let the finite nature of life, or the lost hopes of nihilism hamper the 'goings on' in life. carpe diem!
    seizetheday61on October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of her first popular songs, and it shows how good her music is.
    lightninboyon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've heard this song many years ago and it's been with me someway always. Great and inspiring song, I never tire of hearing it.
    DarkHelmeton May 25, 2008   Link

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