Get To Livin’
People always coming up to me,
And asking “Dolly what’s your secret?
With all you do your attitude just seems
To be so good how do you keep it?
Well am not the Dalai Lama but ill try,
To Offer up a few word of advice.
You’d better get to living, Givin’
Don’t forget to throw in a little forgiving’
And lovin’ on the way.
You’d better get knowing, showing
A little bit more concerned about where you’re going
Just a word unto the wise.
You’d better get to livin’.
A girlfriend came to my house,
Started cryin’ on my shoulder,
Sunday evening. (Better Get To Living)
She’s she was spinnin’ such a sad tale I couldn’t believe
The yarn that she was waving’
So negative the words she had to say,
I said “If I had a violin I’d Play”
I said you’d better get to living, give in
Be willing and forgivin’
Cos our healin’ has to start with you.
You Better stop wining, pining,
Get your dreams in line and just
Shine, Design, Refine until They Come True.
And you’d better get to living
Your life’s a wreck your house is a mess,
And your wardrobe is way outdated,
All your plans just keep on falling through,
Overweight and underpaid,
Am no guru but I tell you this I know is true
You’d better get to living, givin’
A little more thought about been a little more willing,
To make a better way (make a better Way)
Don’t sweat the small stuff, keep your chin up,
Just hang tough, and If it get too rough,
Fall on your knees and pray, and do that everyday
Then you’ll get to livin’
The day were born we start to die,
So don’t waste one minute of this life,
Get to livin! (Get to livin’)
Share your dreams and share your Laughter and Make some points.
For the great hereafter. (Get to Livin’)
Better start caring,
Better start sharing
Better start tryin’,
Better start smilin’
And you better get to livin’.
[Thanks to Harvey Pettit for lyrics]
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