Don’t Waste Your Life

 

[verse]
Don’t waste your life
don’t waste your winters and springs
don’t waste your summers and falls
don’t waste your life
I may not know what that means
but you do
so don’t waste what your particular
god gave you.

Have some respect for life
don’t trample on the delicate parts
don’t think that nature has no heart
have some respect
you and I are living in the same
garden
so show some respect for both sides
of our bargain.

[chorus]
The great height of the oak said to
the lowly snail in the canopy of clouds
move along, nothing’s wrong, rain is due
there is work for you to finish
before it washes us all away.

When your youth ages
when your age finds its beginning
when your mind changes its spots
let your youth go
when your pencil has worn down
that’s progress
when your glass is empty fill it
with fulness.

[chorus]
The great height of the oak said to
the lowly snail in the canopy of clouds
move along, nothing’s wrong, rain is due
there is work for you to finish
before it washes us all away.

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