Today on my walk/jog ("walg"? "wog"?), "No Time to Kill" by Clint Black (1993) came on my mp3 player. I decided to actively listen to it, instead of passively. I found the lyrics quite motivational and thought I'd share them today as part of a new series, "Music Monday"
No Time To Kill
(Clint Black/Hayden Nicholas, 1993)
There's no time to kill between the cradle and the grave
Father Time still takes a toll on every minute that you save
Legal tender's never gonna change the number on your days
The highest cost of livin's dyin' that's one everybody pays
So have it spent before you get the bill, there's no time to kill
If we'd known ten years ago today would be ten years from now
Would we spend tomorrow's yesterdays and make it last somehow
Or lead the cheers in someone else's game and never learn to play
And see the rules of thumb are all the same that measure every day
The grass is green on both sides of the hill, there's no time to kill
No time to kill, even I've said it and probably always will
But I can look ahead and see that time ain't standin' still
No time to kill but time to change the kind of hurry I've been in
And quit this work and worry lookin' back at where I've been
If you don't look ahead nobody will, there's no time to kill
If we had an hour glass to watch each one go by
Or a bell to mark each one to pass, we'd see just how they fly
Would we escalate the value to be worth its weight in gold
Or would we never know the fortunes that we had till we grow old
And do we just keep killin' time until there's no time to kill
This song came out while I was dating Jim, and we also saw Clint Black on the tour for this album. If I had known then what the next 10 years would bring, what would I have done? Continue to enjoy the time we had until it ended, or just give up then? We did have some great times, but I could have been having those great times with someone else! Dr Phil often says that time is going to pass anyway, so why put off what ever it is that you keep putting off for a better time? How do you know there will be a better time to travel/have kids/get fit/learn Spanish?
Ten years ago, 2001, well, we all know what that September brought. For me, I was still emotionally recovering from a 13 week miscarriage. Hugh was 15 months old and a handfull and we were still trying to figure out our lives together, LOL.
Ten years from now, what do I want to look back and remember? That I re-found the inner strength in me, and really, truly started pushing myself when I exercise! That we went through some rough times this summer but came out WAY stronger and better! That the kids could go through another major change and start taking a bus to a new school! Life is really good right now and I want to be able to remember this in the future when hard times come around again. I'm trying not to waste my days, but I'm also not trying to "save time". The kids are going to grow up; I can't save time and deny that. Enjoy time!!