This Lyric is #048

I Won't Be Here Long
© 2000 Harriet Ames

vs1
They moved into a rental on the lower side of town
And began to scrimp and save, so they could put their money down
On a house of their own, but every year it was postponed
And each new neighbor heard the speech he had chiseled in stone

Chorus
I won't be here long
I've got a dream
I know I look like you
But I'm not what I seem
So don't count on me a year or two from now
'Cause I can't stay
This is just a fleeting stop along my way
I won't be here long, I must be on my way

vs2
She was an actress waiting for her breaking role
To pay rent she worked in jewelry, selling silver and gold
And to everyone's surprise, she turned down each chance to rise
As she passed up each promotion, She'd say with gleaming eyes

Ch
I won't be here long
I've got a dream
I know I look like you
But I'm not what I seem
So don't count on me a year or two from now
'Cause I can't stay
This is just a fleeting stop along my way
I won't be here long, I must be on my way

Bridge
So when do you give up on your dream and let it die?
Can you ever know for sure?
Why are some content, living the lives that they lead
While other people's dreams still endure?

vs3
Like the eighty year old man, the vision in his head
While nurses hover rouond the clock, rarely leave his bed
Though his health does not improve, and some days he cannot move
He tells the other patients a tale they pray is true

Ch
I won't be here long
I've got a dream
I know I look like you
But I'm not what I seem
So don't count on me a year or two from now
'Cause I can't stay
This is just a fleeting stop a long my way
I won't be here long, I must be on my way

I won't be here long
I must be on my way.