Don't Miss Your Life (single)
Written by recorded by Phil Vassar
Intro.: |(G)(D/G)|(C/G) | x 2
On a (G)plane to the West Coast, (D/F#)laptop on my tray
(C) Papers spread across my seat, a (D)big deadline to make
(G) An older man sitting next to me said, (D) "Sorry to intrude
(C) Thirty years ago my busy friend, (D) I was you
(Em) I made a ton of (Bm)money and (C)I climbed up the (D)ladder
(Em) Yeah, I was (Bm)superman, (C)not what does it (D) matter
I missed the (G)first steps my daughter took the (Am)time my son played Captain Hook in '(C)Peter Pan'
I was in New York, said (D) 'Sorry son, Dad has to work'
(G) I missed the father daughter dance, the (Am)first home run, no second chance
To be (C)there when he crossed the plate, the (D)moment's gone now it's too late
(C) Fame and fortune (Bm)come with a heavy price (Am)
Son, (D) don't miss your (G)life" (D/G)|(C)(D)|
(G) Funny you should say that, I was (D) sitting at the gate
My (C)daughter called, she made straight A's and they're (D)off to celebrate.
(G) Scrolling through the pictures of my (D) little family
My (C)daughter with her mom and friends, not a (D)single one with me.
(Em) They know I (Bm)love 'em, I (C)know they know I (D)care
(Em) The truth is (Bm)half the time, (C)I'm not even there (D)
I missed our (G)fourth and fifth anniversary, our (Am)girl was early by a week
Her (C)sister had to hold her hand, I was (D)in L.A., she said "I understand"
(G) I missed her first day of school, (Am)then what kind of crazy fool
Let's (C) such precious moments pass, we (D)all know time goes way too fast
(C) Hold on tight 'cause (Bm)it don't happen twice, (Am) (D) don't miss your (G) life
(F) When I get off this (C/E)plane, I'll buy a (D)turn-around ticket
(F) Saturday's her (C/E)eighth birthday and (D)I'm not gonna miss it
There'll be bal-(G)loons and birthday cake and (Am)I'll clean up the mess they make
My (C)mom and dad are drivin' in, I (D)haven't seen them in God knows when
My (G)wife will probably say to me, "I (Am)thought you were supposed to be in (C)Portland
For a few more days", I'll (D)take her in my arms and say
"I (C)heard some words that (Bm)hit me hard last night, (Am) (D)
A man said: 'Don't miss your life'" (G) -----