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Life's Too Short (No Matter How Long It Lasts)

This song is by Conway Twitty and appears on the album Even Now (1991).

Big brother had a tree house club
When he was only ten
I didn't know the secret code
So they wouldn't let me in

They told me I was much too young
For the kind of games they played
I remember, I would sit and cry
Wishin' I was twice my age

My grandpa was the only one
With a sympathetic ear
Patiently, he'd comfort me
When I was close to tears

And I'd say gramps
Why does it take so long for time to pass?
And he'd say, sport
Life's too short no matter how long it lasts

Too soon you'll see
How suddenly tomorrow becomes the past
Life's too short no matter how long it lasts

At twenty one, they called me home
'Cause grandpa's time was near
We gathered 'round his bedside
Fighting back the tears

I said, grandpa, we can't let you go
Even though you're ninety-three
He said, I'd love to stay
But it ain't up to me

And then we heard him whisper
In a voice that was fading fast
Life's too short no matter how long it lasts

Today my little grandson
Came and climbed up on my knee
He said, why can't I be all grown up
Instead of only three?

And then, those old familiar words
Came tumbling from the past
And I said sport
Life's too short no matter how long it lasts

Too soon you'll see
How suddenly tomorrow becomes the past
Life's too short no matter how long it lasts
Life's much too short no matter how long it lasts

Credits

Written by:

Robert Warren Fischer; Johnny Macrae; Richard H Ross

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