IN A QUANDARY STAND WE
Drink and be merry
Eat and be gay
Laugh! Oh be cheery!
Do what you may.
This is the only way we know how
To live life in the now
No care for tomorrow
Take care of yourself, tomorrow.
Today is here with no limits.
Tomorrow, we do not like you
For we know you not.
Today is our friend
She is here to watch us go high with joy
If there was an emotion after love
I would have it for you, oh Today.
Time is with us, our amiable friend, time.
Time waits for no man, they say.
We wait for no time to play
Hurry slowly and waste time.
We spent all we did not have
Broke rules meant to protect us.
We stole our future before we had it
Gave birth to it before it was born.
In the wake of our prime we slumbered.
Shun advice but hang on every word of flatterers.
We fell and broke our necks
Hang on loose words and fell in heavy peril.
The fast life tolled us till we were worn.
We said what we wished
Even if their love for us perished
We had no care for the next light
The night was our ride
Wine and food bathed us
Lovers clung to us like skin
We had forebodings about your coming
In green we fooled
And in grey we are doomed.