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Gonna hold who needs holdin'
Mend what needs mendin'
Walk what needs walkin'
Though it means an extra mile
Pray what needs prayin'
Say what needs sayin'
Cause we're only here for a little while

Today I stood singin' songs and sayin' Amen
Saying goodbye to an old friend who seemed so young
He spent his life workin' hard to chase a dollar
Putting off until tomorrow the things he should have done
Made me start thinking "What's the hurry, why the runnin'?
I don't like what I'm becoming, gonna change my style
Take my time and I take it all for granted "
Cause we're only here for a little while

Gonna hold who needs holdin'
Mend what needs mendin'
Walk what needs walkin'
Though it means an extra mile
Pray what needs prayin'
Say what needs sayin'
Cause we're only here for a little while

Let me love like I'll never see tomorrow
Treat each day as though it's borrowed
Like it's precious as a child
Whoa, take my hand
Let us reach out to each other
Cause we're only here for a little while

Gonna hold who needs holdin'
Mend what needs mendin'
Walk what needs walkin'
Though it means an extra mile
Pray what needs prayin'
Say what needs sayin'
Cause we're only here for a little while

Gonna hold who needs holdin'
Mend what needs mendin'
Walk what needs walkin'
Though it means an extra mile
Pray what needs prayin'
Say what needs sayin'
Cause we're only here for a little while



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    Lana Draper HaldemanApr 8, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    I love this song it's been a long time since I heard it and was thinking about life this morning and how it is so short. Hope you all enjoy this too. Great lyrics! God Bless Billy Dean for writing it.
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 7:32 am
    He had a friend who died young. We worry to much of the unimportant things and not enough who means the most to us. This world we live in is in such a rush that we do tend to forget our loved ones (in the sense of spending time with them reguardless of how old they are) life takes us away young and old. He needs to change his ways and spend time with folks who mean the most to him and forget the nonsense stuff that the world makes us think is important.

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