The old man's sitting there, his head bowed down
Every now and then he'll take a look around
And his eyes reflect the memory-pain of years gone by
He can't regain nostalgic dreams he'll never see again

With trembling hands, he wipes a tear
Many fall like rain, there's one for every year
And his life laid out so clearly now, life that's brought death
So nearly now life once he clung to dearly now lets go

But spare a thought as you pass him by
Take a closer look and you'll say
He's our tomorrow, just as much as we are his yesterday

A lonely grave, and soon forgot
Only wind and leaves lament his mournful song
Yet they shout his epitaph out clear
For anyone who's passing near
It names the person lying here as you
And you, and you, and you

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Epitaph Lyrics as written by Glenn Tipton

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    General CommentA man reaching his final moments reflects about his life. he wanted to remember his joyful memories one last time but no matter how hard he tried only the painful ones are coming in. He remembered them so vividly that he realize that he was full of regrets. but it was too late for regret so he decided to let go.

    even though we are aware that our time will come, we are taking life for granted and soon we will find ourselves in a similar situation. so remember him, learn from him. search what is truly important to you, as the day will come that we will leave everything behind.
    elsewhere030on April 02, 2014   Link

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