People always coming up to me
And asking, "Dolly, what's your secret?
With all you do your attitude just seems to be so good
How do you keep it?"
Well, I'm not the Dalai Lama, but I'll try
To offer up a few words of advice

You better get to livin'
Givin'
Don't forget to throw in a little forgivin'
And lovin' on the way
You better start knowin'
Showin'
A little bit more concern about where you're goin'
Just a word unto the wise
You better get to livin'

A girlfriend came to my house
Started cryin' on my shoulder Sunday evening
She was spinning such a sad tale
I couldn't believe the yarn that she was weaving
So negative, the words she had to say
I said, "if I had a violin, I'd play"

I said You better get to livin'
Givin'
Be willin' and forgivin'
'Cause all healin' has to start with you
You better stop whinin'
Pinin'
Get your dreams in line
And just shine, design, refine
Until they come true
And you better get to livin'

Your life's a wreck
Your house, a mess
And your wardrobe's way outdated
All your plans just keep on fallin' through
Overweight and under paid
Under appreciated
I'm no guru, but I'll tell you
This I know is true

You better get to livin'
Givin'
A little more thought about bein'
A little more willin' to make a better way
Don't sweat the small stuff
Keep your chin up
Just hang tough
And if it gets too rough
Fall on your knees and pray
And do that everyday
Then you'll get to livin'

The day we're born, we start to die
Don't waste one minute of this life
Get to livin'
Share your dreams and share your laughter
Make some points for the great hereafter

Better start carin'
Better start sharin'
Better start tryin'
Better start smilin'
And you better get to livin'


Lyrics submitted by Cest-La-Vie

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