Life In One Day #MusicMonday

By | June 23, 2014

In the run up to the BritMums Brilliance In Blogging awards, which were at the end of BritMums Live day one on Friday, I got very nervous.

Would my outfit be okay? Would I see anyone I “knew” from blogging? What if no one wanted to talk to me? Typical thoughts from insecure me going somewhere new.

And then on the day, I was fine. Excited. Couldn’t wait.

The train journey up was a bit “bleurgh” and back even worse. Friday night revellers had managed to miss any receptacles and there was “stuff” everywhere. I regretted wearing a maxi dress as I tried to dodge the puddles!

But what I did find on the way there and back was a chance to listen to music that I might not otherwise choose. Today’s Music Monday is one of those.

Life In One Day by Howard Jones (click to view) stood out for me. Unfortunately it’s not one of his (very) literal videos but it’s still worth a view.

Here’s the lyrics:

“The old man said to me
Said don’t always take life so seriously
Play the flute
And dance and sing your song

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

[Chorus]
Don’t try to live your life in one day
Don’t go speed your time away
Don’t try to live your life in one day
Don’t go speed your time away

The old man said to me
Said you can’t change the world single handedly
Raise a glass enjoy the scenery
Pretend the water is champagne
And fill my glass again and again
While the wolves are gathering round your door
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

[Chorus]

The old man said to me
Said don’t always take life so seriously
Play the flute
And dance and sing your song

Try and enjoy the here and now
The future will take care of itself somehow
The grass is never greener over there
Time will wear away the stone
Gets the hereditary bone

I tried to live my life in one day
Don’t go speed your time away

I bit off more than I can chew
Only so much you can do

Wolves are gathering round my door
Ask them in and invite some more

I tried to live my life in one day
Don’t go speed your time away

Don’t try to live your life in one day”

And who did I pluck up the courage to talk to? That’s for another post Jx

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