Cycles

 

Written by:  Gayle Caldwell

Arranged By:  Don Costa

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  July 24, 1968

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So I'm down and so I'm out

But so are many others

So I feel like tryin' to hide

My head 'neath these covers

Life is like the seasons

After winter comes the spring

So I'll keep this smile awhile

And see what tomorrow brings

 

I've been told and I believe

That life is meant for livin'

And even when my chips are low

There's still some left for givin'

I've been many places

Maybe not as far as you

So I think I'll stay awhile

And see if some dreams come true

 

There isn't much that I have learned

Through all my foolish years

Except that life keeps runnin' in cycles

First there's laughter, then those tears

 

But I'll keep my head up high

Although I'm kinda tired

My gal just up and left last week

Friday I got fired

You know it's almost funny

But things can't get worse than now

So I'll keep on tryin' to sing

But please, just don't ask me how