Enjoy Yourself: A Life Philosophy

One thing no one can ever accuse me of is not enjoying all life has to offer. I keep telling people the secret to staying young is to not think like an old person. It IS possible to be responsible, yet enjoy the world like you are fresh out of high school. C’mon people, get out there and have some fun. There will be plenty of time to sit in your rocking chair later in life.

“Enjoy Yourself” is an old song (published in 1949), recorded by the likes of Guy Lombardo, Doris Day, Jools Holland, Prince Buster, and The Specials. Prince Buster’s is my favorite, stylistically speaking. My favorite lyrics (each version kinda has its own) are those from Todd Snyder’s version.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself,
It’s later than you think.

You work and work
For years and years
You’re always on the go.
You never take a minute off,
Too busy making dough.
Someday, you say, you’ll have your fun
When you’re a millioniare.
Imagine all the fun you’ll have
In some old rocking-chair.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as a wink.
Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself
It’s later than you think.

You’re gonna take that ocean trip
No matter come what may.
You got your reservations
But you just can’t get away.
Next year, for sure, you’ll see the world,
You’ll really get around;
But how far can you travel
When you’re six feet underground?

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly a as wink.
Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself
It’s later than you think.

Get out and see the world…

You worry when the weather’s cold,
You worry when it’s hot.
You worry when you’re doing well,
You worry when you’re doing not.
It’s worry, worry all of the time,
You don’t know how to laugh.
They’ll think of something funny
When they write your epitaph.

Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.
The years go by, as quickly as wink.
Enjoy yourself, Enjoy yourself
It’s later than you think.

Listen here: http://blip.fm/profile/tikitender/blip/34476500/Todd+Snider%E2%80%93Enjoy+Yourself

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