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Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band – Living Years lyrics

Every generation blames the one before
All their frustrations come beatin' on your door
I know that I'm a prisoner to all my father held so dear
I know that I'm a hostage to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could've told him in the livin' years

Oh, crumpled bits of paper filled with imperfect thought
Stilted conversations, I'm afraid that's all we've got
You say you just don't see it, he says it's perfect sense
You just can't get agreement in this present tense
We all talk a different language talkin' in defense

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

So we open up a quarrel between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future, it's the bitterness that lasts
But don't yield to the fortunes, you sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective on a different day
If you don't give up and don't give in, you may just be okay

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

I wasn't there that mornin', when my father passed away
I didn't get to tell him, all the things I had to say
But I think I caught his spirit, later that same year
I'm sure I heard his echo in my baby's new born tears
I wish I could have told him in the livin' years

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It's too late when we die
To admit we don't see eye to eye

Say it loud, say it clear
Say it loud, say it clear
Say it loud, say it clear
Say it loud, say it clear

Say it loud, say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
Don't give up, if you don't give in, no no, no no



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