From the album QUIET IN THE COURTROOM

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Lyrics

ONE BLINK OF AN EYE


Sunrise,
Open your eyes,
Hear the truth,
And speak no lies.

Oh, sweet Dawn,
Your Bible’s on
The Book of Ruth
And Babylon.

One blink of an eye;
You live and you die.
No time to ask why
Life is passing you by.

High Noon
Comes far too soon.
Flashes of youth
Will fade to ruin.

Oh, Midday,
What can you say?
Egads! Forsooth!
A Shakespeare play.

One blink of an eye;
You live and you die
No time to ask why
Life is passing you by.

Shadows fall,
And you recall
Old John Booth
And Lee Oswald.

No middle names
For men of shame,
More than uncouth,
Branded with blame.

One blink of an eye;
You live and you die.
No time to ask why
Life is passing you by.

Sunset,
What do you get?
Long of tooth
And short of breath.

Eventide,
Lord knows you’ve tried.
Gin and vermouth
Got you tongue-tied.

As life winds down,
We look around
At all the things
That might have been.
As life winds down,
The dreams we found
Are fast fleeting
And misshapen.

Nothing can last;
This too shall pass.
Your fate is
Beyond your control.
It goes by fast,
From first to last.
No wait and see
For your poor soul.

One blink of an eye;
You live and you die.
No time to ask why
Life is passing you by.
Last blink of an eye --
You lived; now you die.
No time to ask why
Life has passed you by.

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