I wake up, put my poker face on
It's roughly the same hand
I was dealt yesterday
I stand up and stare out at the skyline
It's roughly the same town
That I saw yesterday

Living doesn't come first try
It takes a lifetime getting it right
It takes a lifetime to learn how to sing
To find my place in the world symphony
To become the melody
The man I know I could be

It takes a lifetime
It takes a lifetime

I wake up and bandage these scars
The scars on my heart
That prove that I'm still alive Yeah, I'm still alive
Living doesn't come first try
It takes a lifetime getting it right

It takes a lifetime to learn how to sing
To find my place in the world symphony
To become the melody
The man I know I could be
The man I know I could be
The man I know I could be

It takes a lifetime
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It takes a lifetime
It takes a lifetime
Yeah, yeah

It takes a lifetime to learn how to sing
To find my place in the world symphony
To become the melody
The man I know I could be

It takes a lifetime
It takes a lifetime