The Living Years
Robertson/Rutherford
Every generation, blames the one before
And all of their frustrations, come beating on your door
I know that I?m a prisoner. To all my father held so dear
I know that I?m a hostage to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

No crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thoughts
Stilted conversations, I?m afraid that?s all we?ve got
You say you just don?t see it, he says its perfect sense
You just can?t get agreement, in this present tense
We all talk a different language, talking in defence

Say it loud (say it loud)
Say it clear (oh say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear (as well as you hear)
It?s too late (its too late)
When we die (ooh when we die)
To admit we don?t see eye to eye (we don?t see eye to eye)

So we open up a quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
And it?s the bitterness that lasts
So don?t yield to the fortunes
Sometimes see is fate
It may have a new perspective on a different date
And if you don?t give up and don?t give in you may just be ok

(So say it say it say it loud)
Say it loud
Say it clear (oh oo say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear (as well as you hear )
(Because it?s too late its too late)
It?s too late when we die (oh when we die)
To admit we don?t see eye to eye (we don?t see eye to eye)

I wasn?t there that morning
When my father passed away
I didn?t get to tell him all the things I had to say
I think I caught his spirit later that same year
I?m sure I heard his echo in my baby?s newborn tears
I just, wish I could have told him in the living years
(So say it say it say it loud)
Say it loud
Say it clear (come on say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear (as well as you hear yeah)
(Because it?s too late)
It?s too late when we die (its too late when we die)
To admit we don?t see eye to eye (we don?t see eye to eye

(Hey So say it say it say it loud)
Say it loud
Say it clear (oh oo say it clear)
You can listen as well as you hear (as well as you hear)
(Because it?s too late)
It?s too late when we die (oh when we die)
To admit we don?t see eye to eye (we don?t see eye to eye

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