From the recording If I Had Another
in response to my cancer diagnosis, I began asking questions about time...
If I had Another week, I'd fly down to Jamaica
Or catch a clipper off the coast of Maine
I might even sail all the way across the ocean
And buy some leather boots when I got to Spain
But then again, I might decide to take a train to california
And find my way to the shade of the Big Trees
Have a glass of wine, write a song among the pines
Then head out to the sweet Pacific breze
if I had another week.
If I had Another Day, I'd take a drive up to the mountains
Have a picnic with my kids and with my wife
i'd hike the hidden trails, tell a few tall tales
About the crazy moments of my life
But then gain, I might decide to take a raft on down the river
And pitch a tent upon the western shore
Sing songs around the fire until we all got tired
Then talk about what we're all here for
- that is, if I had aother day.
If I had Another Hour, I'd make a pot of coffee
Then drink it nice and slow in my back yard
Watch the red sun set and try to just forget
The fact that this life can be so hard.
But then again, I might decide to write a letter to my parents
And then write a few more to all my friends
I'd thank them for their love and say I loved them too
And remind them that true love never ends
-- that is, if I had another hour.
If I had Another minute, I'd put my arms around my baby,
And hold her like I'd never done before
I'd tell her not to worry, and promise I'd be waiting
When her time came to knock on heaven's door.
But then again, I might decide to fall down on my knees
And thank God for the life I loved so dear
I'd ask Him to send peace to each Of us, as long as we are here.
If I had another minute
If I had another second, I might finish this song.