Even as a young boy
I thought about everything I own
And if I didn't have it
Had to get it
Everything I took for granted
Still the same way now that I'm grown

I'm staring at a young man
Still holding onto everything he owns
If I could only get him to admit it
Living is the only gift
Spend it on the ones that you love

And can we all be satisfied
On the road that's harder to survive
In the end we'll climb to the top of the tree of life

When you're staring at a closed hand
Still holding onto everything you own
You can tell yourself that you believe
Tomorrow isn't guaranteed
You take the names of those that you know

Don't let me be the old man
Dying holding everything he owns
Who spent every minute just to get it
Everyone he took for granted
Lying on his deathbed alone

And can we all be satisfied
On the road that's harder to survive
In the end we'll climb to the top of the tree of life
And see how far we've climbed beneath
The winding trail from you to me
In the end we'll climb to the top of the tree of life
And look down on the raging sea

I feel like I knew more when I was young
My days spent in the sunlight lasted forever
But now it seems like days just disappear
And we lost another year
Just looking for each other

And can we all be satisfied
On the road that's harder to survive
In the end we'll climb to the top of the tree of life
And see how far we've climbed beneath
The winding trail from you to me
In the end we'll climb to the top of the tree of life

Don't let me be the old man
Dying holding everything he owns
Who spent every minute just to get it
Everyone he took for granted
Lying on his deathbed alone


Lyrics submitted by Skoobasteve24

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