THANKSGIVING EVE
Words & Music By Bob Franke
Telephone Pole Music (Used with permission)

Vocals: Marcia Bernstein
12-string guitar: Eric Levine

A song of sober reflection and inspiration which Bob Franke brought to a potluck Thanksgiving Day party. He says of it "I was thinking about how to express my view of the truth in a manner that would be accessible to lots of people whatever their religious tradition."

It's so easy to dream of the days gone by
It's a hard thing to think of the times to come
But the grace to accept every moment as a gift
Is a gift that is given to some

CHORUS:
What can you do with your days but work and hope
That your dreams bind your work to your play?
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love till you've loved it away?
Love till you've loved it away

There are sorrows enough for the whole worlds end
There are no guarantees but the grave
But this life that I live and the times that I have spent
Are treasures too precious to save

CHORUS:
What can you do with your days but work and hope
That your dreams bind your work to your play?
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love till you've loved it away?
Love till you've loved it away