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Burn Your Candles


Lyrics

"Burn Your Candles"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

It's hard to ask that special someone out on a date

And tell them how you feel, before it's too late

You talk about your projects, then procrastinate

Like that scrapbook you started back in 2008

You don't use the living room where the kids can't play

And read the books on the shelf for an entire Saturday

You don't invite guests to come over and stay

Or take off that sofa cover and just throw it away


It'll all be over, before you know it

So light those wicks and keep 'em glowin'


Life's way too short, to save things for good

So do what you say you will, not what you think you should

Life's hard to predict, it's fleeting and fragile

So take your days off for vacations and travel

Serve burgers on your china

And don't forget to burn your candles


It's hard to leave a job, even one you hate

It's tough to sit and update your old resume

You might make a bucket list, but then you put it away

And say you're gonna save it for a rainy day

You could forgive someone, but instead you just wait

Then run out of time to tell them what you wanted to say

You know you'll look back and regret the day

You didn't take a chance to set the record straight 


It'll all be over, before you know it

So light those wicks and keep 'em glowin'


Life's way too short, to save things for good

So do what you say you will, not what you think you should

Life's hard to predict, it's fleeting and fragile

So take your days off for vacations and travel

Serve burgers on your china

And don't forget to burn your candles


There's no need to burn bridges, so don't get carried away

But you can get out that old guitar, there's still time to learn how to play

You don't have to go crazy, and cash in all your stocks

But you can wear that new pair of shoes you've never taken out of the box


It'll all be over, before you know it

So light those wicks and keep 'em glowin'


Life's way too short, to save things for good

So do what you say you will, not what you think you should

Life's hard to predict, it's fleeting and fragile

So take your days off for vacations and travel

Serve burgers on your china

And don't forget to burn your candles


Put on your best pair of underwear from your top drawer

Drink the wine you've stored away since 1994

If life's a crapshoot, then why not take a gamble?

Don't be afraid to hit the slots, and pull those handles

Serve burgers on your china

And don't forget to burn your candles


Copyright © ℗ 2016 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
Burn Your Candles
Album cover photo by Scott Cooley
Song from the album Rest Assured
Position Track # 3
Duration 4:19
Released June 21st, 2016
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, acoustic solo
Track Chronology
"Show Up"


(#2)
"Burn Your Candles"

(#3)
"Good For Me"


(#4)
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Brief Description

A song of encouragement to live life to the fullest and not wait to get around to doing things you've been meaning to do, driven by congas/bongos.

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