once in a lifetime lyrics – smokie norful

once in a lifetime

as a little boy i used to dream of the big stage
couldn’t wait to see my name in lights
i had a dream so big, it made a mountain look small
couldn’t wait till i had it all

the closer i’d get, the more distant i’d feel

the more i thought i had, the less it all seemed real

suddenly i found, the only thing for me that counts
and i can’t imagine my life without you

[chorus:]
once in a lifetime you find a love you know is real
once in a lifetime you find something that makes your song live
once in a lifetime you find a friendship that’s worth the wait
once in a lifetime you find joy you can’t replace

i used to think that it was the trophies on my wall
thought if i won then i’d have it all
and i couldn’t wait till everybody knew my name
i had my own idea of fame

the closer i’d get, the more distant i’d feel
the more i thought i had, the less it all seemed real
suddenly i found, the only thing for me that counts
i can’t imagine my life without you

[chorus:]
once in a lifetime you find a love you can’t let go
once in a lifetime you find the purpose to live on
once in a lifetime you find the meaning of your dreams
and once in a lifetime you find the one who gives life meaning
once in a lifetime you find a love you know is real
once in a lifetime you find something that makes your song live
once in a lifetime you find a friendship that’s worth the wait
once in a lifetime you find joy you can’t replace

once in a lifetime i’ve found the best thing i know
once in lifetime there’s no sign of letting go
once in a lifetime i wouldn’t change a single thing
once in a lifetime you made my whole world sing
i’ll never look beyond your love again
because i know what i’ve found is truth

though i’ve searched in every place to find a thing that makes life complete,
now i know lord that thing is you…

/ smokie norful lyrics