Oh Very Young Lyrics - Cat Stevens

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Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
Denim Blue fading up to the sky
And though you want him to last forever
You know he never will
(You know he never will)
And the patches make the goodbye harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There'll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(You know you never will)
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
Oh very young
What will you leave us this time

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Prayer of Saint Franci | Reviewer: Mary | 1/3/14

Lyric and melody caught me off guard the other day, when I was caught up in the superficialities of life that try to control us every day. Only to remember to: "Be an instrument of peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon's peace, where there is doubt, faith's holy dove.
Let us all be the example of love and compassion and be willing to walk the path of example of true authenticity and shine our light. "We are really all ONE"

Loss of the little ones. | Reviewer: Richard M. Bowman | 12/22/12

The minute that I heard about the shootings in Connecticut and the deaths of those children, truly innocents, this song came to mind. Then and there, silently, in my heart, I dedicated those lyrics (and the beautiful music and chorus) to the little ones taken from us at that school......and so many other places.

my daughter jasmine valentina, 9/11 victim of this year | Reviewer: wendy | 11/13/10

My daughter was killed on 9/11 of this year on her bike. She was my only child. I had to go and get her and bring her home to Colorado. She was my life! I was driving around before her memeorial and Cat Stevens song came on the radio, how very young that you leave us this time, you are only dancing on this world for a short while. I had that put on to her memeorial cd. Yesterday by Paul Mcarthey was also another song I heard that day. I know Jasmine was with me and had these songs play. Pete you are and inspiration to so many and you will be missed forever. Any time I hear these songs, I will think of you and the joy you brought to my life.
It was a short time for you to be dancing in this world, and it does make the goodby harder still.

Passage of Time | Reviewer: Yamin Alibaksh | 2/13/09

My Best of All songs.Cat was prophetic in coining this song.The music and message combines in a harmony that touches one's heart and soul.Reminds me that in the passage of time surely man is in a state of loss except those who build faith,do good, exhort to Truth and patience;flowing from the essence for creation -Love.

Cat Stevens - Oh Very Young - Message For Life | Reviewer: Gavin Ryan | 10/10/08

One of my favourites of Cat's songs. I think the message he is putting forward in this song is the shortness of life and what good you do with it while you're here on earth.
I believe he's trying to say don't waste your precious time on earth with pipe dreams and unimportant issues because you only have one chance at having a meaningful life. It's a strong message. It's a strong song.

CAT STEVENS LEGEND- Love him--- makes me feel peaceful :) and have hope | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/14/07

Love this song, I think it is about a relationship, rather maternal, in which love has been lost.. and peace has not been made.. when its all said and done you can say goodbye or not, but its still gonna be hard, then it seems to question, what are you doing in this world, what will you do to make this world a better place, "You're only dancing on this earth for a short while", use your opprtunitys (did'nt spell right) to do good, to make good.

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