Only A Lifetime

Album: Optimist (2021)
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  • How do you know
    If you've done everything right?
    Is it the love you have at hand
    Or the cash you kiss at night?

    How do you know
    If it was worth it in the end?
    Did every second really count
    Or were there some you shouldn't spend
    On anything but anyone you love?
    Was this the life that you were dreaming of?
    A movie night, a yellow light
    You're slowing down and days are adding up

    So don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
    It's only a lifetime
    That's only a while
    It's not worth the anger you felt as a child
    Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
    It's only a lifetime
    That's not long enough
    You're not gonna like it without any love
    So don't waste it

    I'm unimpressed
    By the people preaching pain
    For the sake of some small gain
    In the sake of someone's name

    I'm unprepared
    For my loved ones to be gone
    Call 'em way too often now
    Worry way too much about mom

    Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
    It's only a lifetime
    That's only a while
    It's not worth the anger you felt as a child
    Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
    It's only a lifetime
    That's not long enough
    You're not gonna like it without any love
    So don't waste it

    It's family and friends, and that's the truth
    The fountain doesn't give you back your youth
    It's staying up too late at night and laughing under kitchen lights
    So hard you start to cry

    Don't waste the time you have waiting for time to pass
    It's only a lifetime
    That's not long enough
    You're not gonna like it without any love
    So don't waste it Writer/s: Finneas O'Connell
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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