Seize The Day (Arends Carolyn)

I know a girl who was schooled in Manhattan She reads dusty books and learns phrases in Latin She is an author, or maybe a poet A genius, but it’s just this world doesn’t know it She works on her novel most everyday If you laugh she will say Chorus: Seize the day – seize whatever you can ‘Cause life slips away just like hourglass sand Seize the day – pray for grace from God’s hand Then nothing will stand in your way Seize the day Well I know a doctor, a fine young physician Left his six figure job for a mission position He’s healing the sick in an African clinic He works in the dirt and writes home to the cynics He says, “We work through the night so most everyday As we watch the sun rise we can say…. Chorus I know a man who’s been doing some thinking He’s as bitter and cold as the whiskey he’s drinking He’s talking ‘bout fear, about chances not taken If you listen to him you can hear his heart breaking He says, “One day you’re a boy and the next day you’re dead I wish way back when someone had said…. Chorus Well one thing I’ve noticed wherever I wander Everyone’s got a dream he can follow or squander You can do what you will with the days you are given I’m trying to spend mine on the business of living So I’m singing my songs off of any old stage You can laugh if you want – I’ll still say…. Chorus