Century Plant

Album: Loose (1994)
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  • Outside my house is a cactus plant
    They call the century tree
    Only once in a hundred years
    It flowers gracefully
    And you never know when it will bloom

    Hey, do you want to come out
    And play the game
    It's never too late
    Hey, do you want to come out
    And play the game
    It's never too late

    Clementine Hunter was fifty-four before she picked up her paintings?
    Old Uncle Taylor was eighty-one when he rode his bike
    Across the plains of China Uh huh
    And the sun was shining on that day
    Just like today

    Hey, do you want to come out
    And play the game
    It's never too late
    Hey, do you want to come out
    And play the game
    It's never too late

    Didn't know how to tell her for over thirty years
    Kept locked up inside himself
    No one saw the tears
    Then she went away
    And he woke up that day
    So he went back to college at the age of sixty-three
    Graduated with honors with an agriculture degree
    And he joined up the Peace Corps at the age of sixty-nine
    And he rode the grand rapids at the age of eighty-five
    Now he brings roses to his sweetheart
    She lives most anywhere
    He sees someone suffering
    He knows that despair
    He offers them a rose
    And some quiet prose
    About dancing in a shimmering ballroom
    'Cause you never know when they will bloom Writer/s: VICTORIA ANN WILLIAMS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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