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I sat before the wise man
In the autumn of my youth
And I told him all
The things I had to know
He said you have the future
If you need to find the truth
And in his eyes
I saw that it was so

So I came right out
And asked him
The meaning of life
And as he smiled
I saw a twinkle in his eye
He said with all his years
There's still so much
He has to learn
And once again
I saw that it was so

Keep on living, loving
Waiting your turn
It's the only way to
Ease your concern
If you want to find
Your dream, be sure
You don't wake up too soon
Or you'll find it easier
Shooting for the moon

Wise man, wise man
Which way shall I run
There's so many roads
So many ways to turn
I am like a blind man
Lost in the sun
I wanna be like you
And be a wise man too
But I'm looking for
An easy way to learn
And be a wise man too



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    KeitaroDec 13, 2008 at 10:10 am
    The meaning of the song is that the young boy is tring to get all the answers the fast way by going to the wise man to get them but then the wise man said "he said you have the future". But then the boy asked the meaning of life and the wise man said "there's still so much" to learn becasue the young boy doesn't understand that there is just so many things to learn in your lifetime. That you sould “keep on living, loving” so that you shall find your own path and not become a wise man too fast and not learn things that he hasn't felt yet.
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    John-JohnDec 12, 2008 at 7:27 am
    The young boy went to the wise man looking for answers but when the wise man said "he said you have the future" it was the wise man telling him he should look for the answers in his own lifetime. Then as the young boy asked the meaning of life and the wise man told him “there's still so much” means that even though the wise man lived for many years he still hasn’t learned everything just as the boy shall learn. After that as the wise man says “keep on living, loving” because you start to understand things more and find your true dream and as the wise man said “you don't wake up too soon” or you wont know what your really dreaming for.
    Finally the young boy understands what the wise man is trying to tell him about life in that you must find your own path and not try to find “an easy way to learn” the true meaning. That is why the wise man tells him to “keep on living, loving” or you shall not find the meaning of life and just become a wise man to fast.
    Bored XD “Woo hoo, Lee”

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