cecil (life goes on) lyrics – gary chapman

cecil was a hard-workin’ simple man
he raised six sons and a daughter
one of them became my father
his opinion was he was here to live
till he was too weak to work any longer
then he became much stronger
and like a leaf on a tree he would bud in the spring
and then fall to the ground in the autumn
and in death he would leave to this earth reasons for life
and life goes on
until it stops
and a man walks on
until he drops
and when life ends
well it’s better still
’cause another life goes on
life goes on, another life goes on
it always will
life goes on
daddy married mom when he was seventeen
they had me and my sister and brother
we all still love each other
some day dad will go to where his dad is
and i bet cecil laughs when he sees him
’cause they always were the best friends
just as sure as there’s dirt here beneath my feet
there is surely a heaven above me
and i live in a hope that is far beyond my days
that life goes on
until it stops
and a man walks on
until he drops
and when life ends
well it’s better still
’cause another life goes on
life goes on
another life goes on
life goes on
until it stops
and i believe a man walks on
until he drops
and when life ends
well it’s better still
’cause another life goes on
life goes on, another life goes on
it always will
life goes on
life goes on
oh, yeah, ooo
life goes on

/ gary chapman lyrics