But Life’s Been Good To Me!

Performed on CD by: Lynda Baron

I’ve had my share
Of ups and downs.
If life’s a fight,
I’ve gone the rounds.
I’ve laughed with kings.
I’ve cried with clowns.
But life’s been good to me!

I’ve tried to be,
What I should be.
I’ve tried to see,
What I should see.
Fortune, somehow,
Has smiled on me.
Oh, life’s been good to me!

There might be times I’d rather not re-call.
But no-one claimed the world was fair.
Into each life a little rain must fall.
And god knows I’ve had my share!

I’ve reached for stars,
I’ve touched the moon.
Sometimes I think
Too much too soon.
But life has played
A dazzling tune!
Oh life’s been good,
So very, very, very good to me!

I asked for much,
And got It all.
I climbed the peak,
And took the fall.
I’m stronger now.
I’m walking tall.
But life’s been good to me!

Some friends have gone.
Some friends have stayed.
I’ve tried to stand.
At times I’ve swayed.
But none the less,
My piper’s payed!
Yes, life’s been good to me!

There have been times I’ve had to turn away.
But everyone controls their fate.
If life’s a banquet I am proud to say,
I might be slightly overweight!

I’ve stood and watched
Dreams disappear.
But I still toast
Each passing year,
Thankful to say
That I’m still here.
Oh life’s been good,
So very, very, very, very, very, very, very good to me!

Words and music – © Richard Kates 1996