Song Name: The Present

Songwriter: Jared Akers

Copyright: 2007

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Lyrics:

The Present
Music and Lyrics By: Jared Akers 11/2007

I heard a song the other day
And thoughts of you drift my way
Of times we shared and things you said
And all the things that we never did

We could always pass the time
Talking about the way things used to be
Sometimes we just sat and cried
And let the tragic past float by on the breeze

[CHORUS]
Life Happens when you're waiting for a change
Sittin' in the sun, prayin' for rain
Life happens when you don't know what to say
Did you catch that game, so do you think it'll rain
So be careful how you spend it
Today is a Gift, thank God for the present

We talked about mistakes we made
Ones betrayed and dreams that fade
You told me of the one's you missed
And how we got to a place like this

We could always pass the time
Talking about the way things used to be
Sometimes we just sat and cried
And let the tragic past float by on the breeze

[CHORUS]
Life Happens when you're waiting for a change
Sitting in the pain, doing the same thing
Life happens when you don't know what to say
Did you catch that game, so do you think it'll rain
So be careful how you spend it
Today is a Gift, thank God for the present

I'm not sure how hard I tried
To be with you in the end
So I wrote this song to say goodbye
I won't make that mistake again

[CHORUS]
Life Happens when I'm waiting for a change
Living in the past, searching for blame
Life happens when you don't know what to say
Did you catch that game, so do you think it'll rain
So be careful how you spend it
Today is a Gift, thank God for the present