Because who gets to be at least 60 and doesn't think about this, right?
Could you just walk away from your life today
And be proud of what you're leaving?
Even if you don't leave now, think about it,
Will you be proud of what you're leaving?
What do I want to leave behind
Sometimes I think I'd rather not leave
But I know someday this ride will come to an end
Whether I am ready or not.
I hope there are people somewhere playing music and singing
Who might have once sung along with me
I hope there are people who fell in love with reading and/or writing
Because of something I said
I hope there are a few people braver about trying new things
Because of something they saw I did.
I hope small bits of the world are a little happier, a little healthier
Because I was in their life
I know i enjoyed all of these things
Because of the people I met on the way.
When I go, have a party wherever you are.
Make a toast with peanut butter and honey
Or raise a glass of seltzer
Dance the old lady dance or however you want to
Play air guitar, Softly sing harmony,
Write a bunch of stuff no one reads.
Hike a distant trail
Walk around the block
Enjoy your life
Go as long as you can
And wave to me in the air.
Yeah, maybe my children
will read these words,
play this song,
when it's my time to leave.
And that will be my legacy.