Ant Smith

Love

Sharing this Planet Earth

If I should measure out my life

by friends and not by tears

Then I should measure out my life

by days and not by years

And even though the days go by

I rarely stop to count

For every day that tumbles by

Makes me want to turn about

To catch another glimpse of you

As you roam around

If I should measure out my life

By love and not by hate

Then I should measure out my life

By hours and not by days

And for every minute that ticks by

I find I think out loud

For every moment that slips by

I think of only you

Thinking that you think of me

I wonder if you do

I need to know that you will treat me right -

If we’re going share this planet tonight

As the tiger needs the tall, tall grass

The wolf-hound needs the pack

As an alley needs an alley cat

The sewer needs the rat

And as the river needs the open sea

I hope that you need me

If I should measure out my life

by friends and not by tears

Then I should measure out my life

by days and not by years

But every day would be just like

The day that I was born

For every day would just be like

A day in paradise

Parading round this earthly globe

And sharing it’s delights.

I need to know that you will treat me right -

If we’re going share

this planet tonight

Love