Enjoy Yourself – It’s Later Than You Think

By | July 22, 2014
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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 makin’ dough
Someday you say, you’ll have your fun, when you’re a millionaire
Imagine all the fun you’ll have in your old rockin’ 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’ve got your reservations made, 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?

Your heart of hearts, your dream of dreams, your ravishing brunette
She’s left you and she’s now become somebody else’s pet
Lay down that gun, don’t try my friend to reach the great beyond
You’ll have more fun by reaching for a redhead or a blond

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 never go to night clubs and you just don’t care to dance
You don’t have time for silly things like moonlight and romance
You only think of dollar bills tied neatly in a stack
But when you kiss a dollar bill, it doesn’t kiss you back

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

SONGWRITERS
MAGIDSON, HERBERT / SIGMAN, CARL

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LYRICS © WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, INC., SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

5 thoughts on “Enjoy Yourself – It’s Later Than You Think

  1. ML

    Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith. Ahhhhhhh… Thanks, TC

    Reply
  2. Myrna K. Gould

    Love that song and remember it from years ago. Thanks!

    Reply
  3. Shirley Nagy

    Thank you for all the lyrics ~ I haven’t thought of this song in eons….

    Reply
  4. Walter Crawford

    A very profound statement and so very true!!! We are here for only a very short space of time, so why make trouble – troubles come along by themselves, whether we want them or not – no point in adding to them. Thanks for a very thought provoking essay.

    Reply

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