Jimmie Van Zant – Unfinished Life Lyrics

He had everything he wanted
All his stars were lining up
Like an inside straight
When you go all in on a Vegas run

Then one rainy night
While driving his Mercedes up that ladder
He lost control of what he thought he had
And his life was done

The preacher man said
Here lies the richest man in town
Maybe in heaven
He’ll finally find happiness he never found

Man, it hit me like a bolt of lighting
Living was just passing right by me
Time to slow down, take a look around
Tomorrow can’t replace what I’ve got right now

Running along at the speed of crazy
Blowing right past the gifts God gave me
Nobody gets to go around this world twice
Lord, don’t let me live an unfinished life

Sat on an old park bench

Man, I kicked off my shoes
Felt the grass between my toes
First time since I don’t know when

Thought about the days I wasted
All the things I left unsaid
How that big brass ring I’d been chasin’
Ain’t gonna matter in the end

Just about then a kid walked up
Said Mister have you got the time?
Smiled as I took that watch off my wrist
Said, “Son, you can have mine”

Man, it hit me like a bolt of lighting
Living was just passing right by me
Time to slow down, take a look around
Tomorrow can’t replace what I’ve got right now

Running along at the speed of crazy
Blowing right past the gifts God gave me
Nobody gets to go around this world twice
Lord, don’t let me live an unfinished life