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Strawbs – Starting Over lyrics

When I was a young man I wasted my days
Dreaming of fortune and fame
Now as I look back, I can see the mistakes
It's time to move on for I'm starting over

A kid starting out has much more of a chance
Than I ever had at his age
If only he's willing to take what is his
Time to move on for I'm starting over.

Time knocks again and again at your door
Opportunities never return
Remember you only get back what you give
It's time to move on for I'm starting over.]

Time, you have everything
Share it with me
Dark is the mystery
How silently the kestrel is flying.

He of the watchful eye
In careful pursuit
We the willing prey
Aware of the danger
Content with our fate.

Swift is the kestrel's flight
Straight to the heart
Solved in a second's pause
How short-lived our time here.

I envy the wild bird his freedom and space
His view of the world far below
My eyes are wide open to take in the view
It's time to move on for I'm starting over
An experience entered can only be gained
It's never forgotten or lost
We're here for a purpose that few of us find
It's time to move on for I'm starting over.

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