Every Day Matters

Every Day Matters (A Song for my Sister)
Music & Lyrics by Karen J. Kamenetsky (2010)

Memories of our childhood have begun to fade.
Still, some days I hear your laughter, at some silly game we played.
I thought we had our whole lives, ‘till we grew old,
But God had other plans for you; so I’ve been told.

There were things I didn’t say that I should have,
There were things I didn’t do that I could have,
Now, in your memory, here’s a promise I make to you; to live like every day matters.

It’s easy to forget, as the days and the years go by,
Things I said I’d always remember and the reasons why.
I said I’d treasure every moment, live every day
Like there is no tomorrow, ‘cause no one can really say.

I said I’d mean what I say when I say it,
Take every card that I’m dealt and I’ll play it,
And I’ll remember there’s a way I should live my life; like every day matters.

Every moment that passes is gone and you never get it back again.
You have to live like you mean it; love like tomorrow may never come.
Live like every day matters.

I’ve tried to teach my children, the things that you taught me.
You said we’re stronger than we know, brave as we need to be.
You never get that moment back, once you let it go.
Now I try every day to live the things I know.

I know what’s real and what isn’t.
I can see what matters and doesn’t,
And I know there’s a way I should live my life,
Like every day matters.

Every moment that passes is gone and you never get it back again.
You have to live like you mean it; love like tomorrow may never come.
Live like every day matters,
Like every day matters,
Like every day matters.


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