Tick Tock


Today, I'm thinking about eternity ... and how we only have so much time alive on this planet. It takes significant life events to get in this mindset. It takes something big to interupt the daily spin of the clock, and remind us that we're all bound for an exit point into eternity. My Grampa Finney is the one who got me thinking. His soul will be leaving earth in the next few days. At 96, his life here is coming to a close. There will be a better tribute to him later. But for today, just a reminder ... life is but a vapor, and every minute counts.

Got our heels dug in
But time is draggin' us toward the time when time won't matter anymore.
They say life is but a vapor
Just a blip on a radar screen
Not the dates on your tombstone but the dash in between
There's just today, that's all we got.
There's just today, that's all we got.

Tick-tock, the past is locked
The future's far away
You can't go back, you can't hurry it up
You gotta learn to live today.
Tick-tock, it's now o'clock
The little hand is ours
The second hand sweeps us around and the Big Hand has the power.

Well am I livin' or am I dyin' ?
Will the world get another day?
I hear a baby cryin', and I pluck out another gray
I'm always talkin' about a change, but talkin's all I've done
I'm gonna start tomorrow. But tomorrow never comes.
There's just today. That's all we got. There's just today, that's all we got.

Always runnin' late
Don't procrastinate
Leavin' in a hurry
Give me just a second
Wait another minute
Sleep another hour
See another day dawn
Call you next week
See you in a month
Celebrate a season
Now another year's gone.
Well there goes a decade, a century, millenium, and here comes eternity, eternity,
eternity.
Here comes eternity,
Eternity.
What's up with eternity?

Tick-tock, the past is locked. The future's far away.
You can't go back, you can't hurry it up, gotta learn to live today.
Tick-tock, it's now o'clock. The little hand is ours. The second hand sweeps us around and the Big Hand has the power.
The Big Hand has the power.

~Chris Rice

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