5.20.2006

A reminder...

I emailed David M. Bailey many moons ago because as we prepared for our Relay For Life I wanted to be able to post some of his lyrics on my blog. At that time I asked him for a little blanket permission to be able to post a few lyrics here and there as time goes by, provided I always link back and give credit where credit is due. He said that would be fine. Because he is a cool and generous and trusting person. And he had a look at the blog and figured I wasn't the type to try and rip him off.

So that said, this song (which if you go buy the cd (you can hear cuts from his albums out at cdbaby - a great little distributor, by the way), and actually listen to it, it's really great with the music, the lyrics are pure poetry but I love them even more set to music), is put here as a little reminder. Our family and friends got a big reminder this week when a very lovely friend let us know that his colon cancer has now become stage 4 lung cancer.

The doctors are now giving their hateful little predictions, of course. But all any of us has ever been promised is this moment, right? This day. So just a gentle reminder to get out there and use it wisely, luvs.

Celebrate today. Hug your babies. Smell the beautiful lilacs that up here are in full bloom (provided you aren't allergic - sorry Jodi!). Enjoy the sunshine or the rain. But live this day. As fully as you possibly can. Because it is a great one.


One More Day (1999 Kerrville Finalist)
by david m. bailey

Don't let the grass grow beneath your busy feet
Don't let the grass grow above you when you rest
You've got one more day to get to where you're going
One more day to give your very best
Don't let the clouds forever block your sunshine
Don't let the sunshine blind you on your way
You might have years of tears put behind you
But right now you've got one more day

One more day when you can hold your children
One more day you can hold your wife
One more day when you can watch the grass grow
One more day when you can live your life

Don't let the cynics tell you they know better
better yet, don't let them talk to you at all
You've got one more day to prove that they know nothing
One more day to find your private call
Don't let your loved ones ever doubt your passion
Don't let your passion ever start to fade
I know how it feels to be so frightened
But right now, you've got one more day

One more day, when you can hold your children.....

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