My Short Life

Words and music copyright ©2008 by Gerry Bretzke with Howard Ashby Kranz


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1. Iíve spent so much lifetime striving to be wise.

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Now I ghost dance in the headlights of my imminent demise

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I never asked to be standing on this cliff

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But since weíre here, letís talk about what is; I donít care about what if.


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Chorus:Welcome, friend, to my short life.Take a minute, have a bite

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Letís tell each other everything that we know.

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Never mind that grinning skull; I talk best when my mouth is full

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And heaven is what you got in here when you go.


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2. Now my first choice would be to live on forever,

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barbecuing and spreading gossip about God and life, whatever.

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I have no doubt that the Lord has some great plan

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but His outcomes arenít always so great for the individual man.




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3. Itís not healthy staring at that black wall wondering.

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Whether to be more scared that nothing happens or that something

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So Iím dying, but Iím not living in a cave

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If things get slow, maybe weíll auction off the right to piss on my grave.



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Tag: Heaven is what youíve got in your heart when you go.