TREASURE THE MOMENT

by Larry Nickel

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featuring the Cypress Studio Singers
this song was written in memory of Larry’s friend, Ken Weremchuk
inspired by a speech Jack Layton made, shortly before his death (2011)

LYRICS

I am not long for this world
and, sorry to say, neither are you.
For the hours are so fleeting
we need to seize the day before it slips away.

 

Treasure the moment, before it slips away
and all of our tomorrows – before we know it – turn to yesterday.
 
I am not long for this world
and, sad but true, neither are you.
So treasure the moment, before it slips away.
 
Time moves too slowly for those who grieve.
Time moves quickly for those who laugh.
Time moves too slowly for those who live with pain.
Time moves quickly for those who would do it all again.
Would you do it all again?
 
Time is too short for those in haste.
Time is too long for those who wait.
Time can move so slowly for people who are lonely.
But for those who love,
for those who love,
sweet time,
precious time,
time is eternity.
 
Treasure the moment, before it slips away
and all of our tomorrows – before we know it – turn to yesterday.
 
I am not long for this world
and, sad but true, neither are you.
So treasure the moment before it slips away.

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