Secret O' Life Lyrics - James Taylor

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The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time
Any fool can do it
There ain't nothing to it
Nobody knows how we got to
The top of the hill
But since we're on our way down
We might as well enjoy the ride

The secret of love is in opening up your heart
It's okay to feel afraid
But don't let that stand in your way
'Cause anyone knows that love is the only road
And since we're only here for a while
Might as well show some style

Give us a smile now
Isn't it a lovely ride
Sliding down
And gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Now the thing about time is that time
Isn't really real
It's all on your point of view
How does it feel for you
Einstein said that he could never understand it all
Planets spinning through space
The smile upon your face

Welcome to the human race
Isn't that a lovely ride
Sliding down
Gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Isn't that a lovely ride
Oh mama yes
See me sliding down
And gliding down
Try not to try too hard
It's just a lovely ride

Now the secret of life is enjoying the passage of time

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An inspiration for us all. | Reviewer: David Hender | 2/18/10

Why can't the entire world listen to and understand the true meaning of this classic song of Mr. Taylors. What an inspiration to us all. If we all, (the people of this beautiful earth)and those who inhabibitate it could only understand it, all the world would be a truly beautiful place to live among us all. As John Lennon put it, "Imagine".

Secret "' Life | Reviewer: Margie | 12/13/07

This song means so much to me that I've tried to live my entire life by its precepts. It makes me happy every time I hear it. As a matter of fact, it literally makes me smile, even when by myself. I am a James Taylor fan and this one song is the most uplifting song of all of his.

Secret O' Life | Reviewer: Donna | 9/18/07

I watched the tribute to James Taylor on PBS, and heard India Arie perform this song. I was so moved by the words and the performace that she gave, I bought the DVD of the show. I watch it almost every night and am now a fan of both artist.

An Incredible Evening | Reviewer: E | 7/17/07

I saw Lynda Carter perform this song as part of her cabaret act in Los Angeles on June 22, 2007. It was the first time I had heard this song, and I was deeply touched by the lyrics--like I needed to hear them. What was even more incredible is that Lynda turned and pointed to me while she sang, "The secret of love is in opening up your heart.
It's okay to feel afraid,
but don't let that stand in your way."--almost like she knew. It was an incredible moment, and I will never forget it.

Secret of life | Reviewer: denise marler | 5/22/07

I have been playing James Taylor's music for the past 30 years. I daresay I know every song he's ever sung. This has always been my favorite, and I was pleased to learn that it's also the favorite of James' son. I truly believe that if you try to live the words to this, not only will you be a happier person, the world will be a better place for us all.

Delighted to find another JT Jewel | Reviewer: Dadrienne | 4/16/07

Stumbled upon this on on AOL music on demand after finding JT's Smiling face (retrospective) video. Absolutely wonderful. Such food for the soul from both India.Arie and James Taylor.

heartwarming | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/07

i've been a fan for many years and just heard this song for the first time's just as heartwarming as all of J.T.'s songs...

lovely | Reviewer: FNM | 1/17/07

i saw india arie perform it on some special (was it the PBS one you're speaking of?) and it was just beautiful. it humbles me...

enjoy the passage of time | Reviewer: theresa | 12/25/06

I too heard this song on PBS; I too believe in the message; and I too was touched by it.

What a find! | Reviewer: Christina | 12/6/06

I heard this song for the first time last week on a PBS special performance. It's intrigued me eversince, even though it wasn't performed by JT himself. Yet here I am........And I didn't even "try too hard". Thanks for the message friend.

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