"Life In One Day" as written by and Howard Jones....
The old man said to me
Said don't always take life so seriously
Play the flute
And dance and sing your song

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

Don't try to live your life in one day
Don't go speed your time away
Don't try to live your life in one day
Don't go speed your time away

The old man said to me
Said you can't change the world single handedly
Raise a glass enjoy the scenery
Pretend the water is champagne
And fill my glass again and again
While the wolves are gathering round your door
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

Don't try to live your life in one day
Don't go speed your time away
Don't try to live your life in one day
Don't go speed your time away

The old man said to me
Said don't always take life so seriously
Play the flute
And dance and sing your song

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

I tried to live my life in one day
Don't go speed your time away

I bit off more than I can chew
Only so much you can do

Wolves are gathering round my door
Ask them in and invite some more

I tried to live my life in one day
Don't go speed your time away

Don't try to live your life in one day


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    General CommentI heard this in Music class in 1999. At first i thought it was crap--too happy, too upbeat, too 80s. But after listening to it im glued. The music makes you happy, gets you tappin'. And the lyrics are really motivating. Especially now, when im getting read yto transition to college, life is so hectic and i get so obsessed with the future this and future that. This song is totally right! I, and we, need to live life in the present and enjoy it! -dan
    djdanon March 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBack in the day we cdalled him "Ho Jo". His music is very upbeat.The song is very straight forward."Enjoy the here and now,the future will take care of itself somehow"...Or better yet-"don't worry,be happy".;)
    emuInAmuumuuon May 14, 2012   Link

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