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There was a man back in '95
Whose heart ran out of summers
But before he died, I asked him

Wait, what's the sense in life
Come over me, Come over me

He said,

Son why you got to sing that tune
Catch a Dylan song or some eclipse of the moon
Let an angel swing and make you swoon
Then you will see... You will see

Then he said,

Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I...

Picked up my kid from school today

Did you learn anything cause in the world today
You can't live in a castle far away
Now talk to me, come talk to me

He said,

Dad I'm big but we're smaller than small
In the scheme of things, well we're nothing at all
Still every mother's child sings a lonely song
So play with me, come play with me

And Hey Dad
Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I...

I said,

Son for all I've told you
When you get right down to the
Reason for the world...
Who am I?

There are secrets that we still have left to find
There have been mysteries from the beginning of time
There are answers we're not wise enough to see

He said... You looking for a clue I Love You free...

The batter swings and the summer flies
As I look into my angel's eyes
A song plays on while the moon is high
Over me
Something comes over me

I guess we're big and I guess we're small
If you think about it man you know we got it all
Cause we're all we got on this bouncing ball
And I love you free
I love you freely

Here's a riddle for you
Find the Answer
There's a reason for the world
You and I...



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    4pawz100Oct 22, 2008 at 11:49 pm
    this song means...
    there was an old man who was about to die. and a young man asked him "tell me one more thing... what is the meaning of life?" the old man wouldn't come right out and say it, but he had full well lived his life, and he knew the right answer to the question. so, he said "heres a riddle for ya, find the answer, theres a reason for the world, you and i." the young man got older and soon got married and became a father. when the man was picking up his child from school he said "dad i have a riddle for ya, find the answer. theres a reason for the world, you and i" his dad replied "son, when you get right down to the world... who am i?" that summer, the man looked into the eyes of his angel (his wife) and he found the reason for life.

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