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My Last Advice

This song was created for Game of Bands round 242 : "Last Night on Earth"

Lyrics:

I told my problems to the wind
Who took them away to distant shores
Out of sight and out of mind
Where they piled up with a hundred more

I told my secrets to a bird without song
Who took to the sky with them under it's wing
I thought they'd be safe with her
Little did I know she would learn to sing

Listen to me, my dear
Give regrets a pass on by
The shadows in your mind can be contained
If you keep that light on in your eyes

I gave all my heart to the sun
Who promised me he would keep it warm
He ran away leaving it in night
Seeking shelter and cold from the storm

I gave my time to a dragonfly without flight
Who gave me the seasons of summer and spring
I'd thought that I'd be safe with her
Little did I know that she could always sting

Listen to me, my dear
Give regrets a pass on by
The shadows in your mind can be contained
If you keep that light on in your eyes

I can feel my last breath
Seeking it's way clear of my lungs
So come close, closer dear
Before my time is done
Let me tell you what I've learned
From the paths on which I've tread
So that you don't waste your time like me
Pulling at the stitching of fates thread

Every setback is a lesson learned
A chance to overcome
Nothing worth while is easy dear
It's better to walk than run
If you keep that light on in your eyes
It'll keep you warm at night
And it'll always shine the way ahead
Out of any depth of plight

Don't give your heart away too easily
But don't keep it tucked away
Learn to forgive, love and move on
Or you'll regret it once your grey
Be kind to others and to yourself
One always informs the other
Though your hand will sometimes be bit
Always extend it to another

Forgive yourself for your mistakes
You're only human after all
Appreciate all the little things
It's all worth it when Death comes to call
And then on your last night on earth
You can look back with a sentimental grin
On a journey that's been well travelled
On a life that's been worth living
[Exit]

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