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Charlie Rich – Life Has It's Little Ups And Downs lyrics

Life Has its Little Ups And Downs
By Charlie Rich

I don't know how to tell her
That I didn't get that raise in pay today.
And I know how much she wanted the dress
In Baker's window, and it breaks my heart
To see her have to wait...
And cancel all her plans she made to celebrate.

But I can count on her to take it
With a smile and not a frown.
She knows that life
Has its little ups and downs,
Like Ponies on a merry-go-round.
And no one plants the grass green every time,
But she don't mind.

She wears a gold ring on her finger,
And it's mine.

The new house plans we've had so long,
I guess will gather dust another year.
And the daffodils are blooming
That she planted way last fall
Upon the hill, and over by the gate.
And Lord knows I hate to say again we'll have to wait.

But you can bet that she'll just take it
With a smile and not a frown.
She knows that life has its little ups and downs,
Like Ponies on a merry-go-round.
And no one plants the grass green every time,
But she don't mind.

She wears a gold ring on her finger,
And I'm so glad that it's mine!

She wears a gold ring on her finger,
And I'm so glad that it's mine!



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    Life is an everlasting cycle that repeats itself, just as the carousel (Merry-Go-Round) revolves over and over. The rising and falling of the carousel horses does not determine the journey and is not as important as the trip around the carousel.

    Carousels once had a brass ring mounted near the inside of the roof which, if grasped at the correct time, would give the riders a free extra trip around the carousel. Thus, "grabbing the brass ring" entered the language as a metaphor for successfully grasping an opportunity. Traditionally, metals have a hierarchy, with those that resist corrosion being nobler. Brass tarnishes to a green patina, whereas gold remains shiny and clean. The gold ring is a wedding ring. In contrast to the "brass ring" of financial success, the gold ring represents something noble and pure - love.

    Daffodils are a perennial flower that grows from an underground bulb. In the winter, it seems that the flower has died, for the nothing is visible above the ground. Yet, every spring, the flowering plant grows anew as one of the first flowers of spring - an annual reminder of the everlasting cycle of life.
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