If I were young again, I'd pay attention
To that little-known dimension
A taste of endless time
Just like water, it runs right through our fingers
But the flavor of it lingers
Like a rich, red wine

In those days we were single
We lived them one-by-one
Now we hardly see 'em
They don't walk, they run
But I got plenty left I've set my sight on
Don't wait up, leave the light on
I'll be - home - soon

I've never seen my life in such a hurry
But if I start to worry I get left behind
It's just a party, but you don't get invitations
And there's just one destination
You better be on time

For years of rhyming couplets, we sang 'em two-by-two
Now we hardly rhyme at all, but here's a few
And if they heard there's bullets left to bite on
Don't wait up, leave the light on
I'll be - home - soon

That drummer in my head needs inspiration
There's a lack of syncopation, little holes need to align
It's just hard to leave these cages that we're stuck in
By stages we're just sinkin', to a slow decline

For years we lived in waltzin' time, we danced them three-by-three
Now it's hard to dance, but if you stick with me
We've got what we need to spend the night on
Don't wait up, leave the light on
I'll be - home - soon

These races that we've run were not for glory
No moral to this story
We run for peace of mind
But the race we're running now is never-ending
Since space and time are bending
There's no finish line

If I live to be a hundred - I was born in '44 -
36 to go, but I ain't keepin' score
I been left for dead before, but I still fight on
Don't wait up, leave the light on
I'll be - home - soon

I been left for dead before, but I still fight on
Don't wait up, leave the light on
I'll be - home - soon.


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