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Mel Green: Songs & Lyrics

I'm Taking My Time

(Mel Green, ©2010 MelGreen Publishing. BMI)

Overheard ... “I know where that button belongs” one morning over breakfast at a diner.

I made a note and set it aside, until the muse beckoned after I had moved up to Gloucester

during a pivotal time in my life... which offered me a second chance at life,

a realization that every day we have is precious and worth savoring.

I’m making that climb to where heaven begins

Dead ends and highways, many adventurous things

I figured it out, I know where that button belongs

Boxes and closet, filled with life’s rights and wrongs


My crow’s feet reflect these good days in the sun

My frown furrows show, 

where some damage was done

And when smiles crease my cheeks

Reveal the joys deep within

Quarrels and lemons make the dents in my chin


I’m slowing down, walking beaches and fields

Take the long way around, finding wonderful things

Old times remembered, many of life’s lessons learned

When I look into mirrors, I see how time has turned


So ... I’m taking my time,  

knowing life won’t slow down

I’ll follow that line from Adam on down

I’m going to live for today, 

don’t care how time has fled

My path shows the way, 

There’s a clear way ahead