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People are queer, they're always crowing, scrambling and rushing about;
Why don't they stop someday, address themselves this way?
Why are we here? Where are we going? It's time that we found out.
We're not here to stay; we're on a short holiday.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; life's so mysterious.
You work, you save, you worry so,
But you can't take your dough when you go, go, go.
So keep repeating it's the berries,
The strongest oak must fall,
The sweet things in life, to you were just loaned
So how can you lose what you've never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries,
So live and laugh at it all
.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Don't take it serious; it's too mysterious.
At eight each morning I have got a date,
To take my plunge 'round the Empire State
.
You'll admit it's not the berries,
In a building that's so tall;
There's a guy in the show, the girls love to kiss;
Get thousands a week just for crooning like this:
Life is just a bowl of . . . aw, nuts!
So live and laugh at it all!



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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    To me life is just a bowl of cherries means that life is beautiful, simple, plentiful, to be shared, innocent and trouble-free. So i often use the following as a message to a newly married couple or to friends moving into a new home: may your life be just a bowl of cherries as you start your new life together/in your new home.
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    inkshelfOct 29, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    George Gershwin did not write "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"! "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries" is a popular song with music by Ray Henderson and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown, published in 1931.

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