Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Y is for You Can't Take It With You (When You Go)

You Can’t Take It With You (When You Go)
Gregg Metcalf

Now and then I look out my window
at the guy living across the street
he’s never home he’s always on the go
he lives a life that just can’t be beat

Evidence of his dedication sits in his drive
All the trappings of his wealth is on display
he has never learned the meaning of deprive
he has all the latest toys so he can play

But there is one thing he’s never thought of…

Chorus:

While my little boat is in the water
His big boat sets there in the drive
While I am fishing with my daughter
He is still trying hard to arrive
My old Ford needs a little tender lovin’ care
It is no secret that our house is old I know
He doesn’t understand or seems to be aware
That you can’t take it with you when you go

We don’t have much- money is in short supply
our things are old- heck most are second hand
fact is we use up all we ever get or buy
we know that all these things don’t make a man

There are a lot of lessons that folks never learn
after all has been said or done,  I still know that
when you are done livin’ there’s one thing to discern
that you can’t take it with you when you go

Chorus:

While my little boat is in the water
His big boat sets there in the drive
While I am fishing with my daughter
He is still trying hard to arrive
My old Ford needs a little tender lovin’ care
It is no secret that our house is old I know
He doesn’t understand or seems to be aware
That you can’t take it with you when you go 

Bridge:

When you drive your self to work every day
Keep in mind the end of time be sure to play

Chorus:

While my little boat is in the water
His big boat sets there in the drive
While I am fishing with my daughter
He is still trying hard to arrive
My old Ford needs a little tender lovin’ care
It is no secret that our house is old I know
He doesn’t understand or seems to be aware
That you can’t take it with you when you go


2 comments:

T. Powell Coltrin said...

So true, you cannot take it with you. It's okay to enjoy our blessings as long as they are not our focus. :)

Lorena Sims said...

That's wonderful Gregg! I agree, you can't take anything with you when it's time to go. So we should invest more on making memories than material things.