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Built to Last
by Grateful Dead



THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU CAN BECKON,
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU MUST CALL.
YOU CAN TAKE A LOT OF RECKONING,
BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ALL.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN I CAN HELP YOU OUT,
AND TIMES THAT YOU MUST FALL.
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU MUST LIVE IN DOUBT,
AND I CAN'T HELP AT ALL.

THREE BLUE STARS RISE ON THE HILL,
SAY NO MORE NOW JUST BE STILL.
ALL THESE TRIALS SOON BE PAST,
LOOK FOR SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!

A WIND HELD BY THE COLLAR,
YES, A CLOUD HELD BY THE BREEZE.
YOU CAN WALK ON COALS OF FIRE,
BUT SOMETIMES YOU MUST FREEZE.

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU OFFEND ME,
AND I DO THE SAME TO YOU.
IF WE CAN'T OR WON'T FORGET IT,
I GUESS WE COULD BE THROUGH.

ONE BLUE STAR SETS ON THE HILL,
CALL IT BACK YOU NEVER WILL.
ONE MORE STAR SINKS IN THE PAST,
SHOW ME SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!

BUILT TO LAST 'TILL TIME ITSELF
FALLS TUMBLING FROM THE WALL.
BUILT TO LAST 'TILL SUNSHINE FAILS
AND DARKNESS MOVES ON ALL.
BUILT TO LAST WHILE YEARS ROLL PAST
LIKE CLOUDSCAPES IN THE SKY.
SHOW ME SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST
OR SOMETHING BUILT TO TRY!

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU GET HIT UPON,
TRY HARD BUT YOU CANNOT GIVE.
OTHER TIMES YOU'D GLADLY PART
WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO LIVE.

DON'T WASTE YOUR BREATH TO SAVE YOUR FACE,
WHEN YOU HAVE DONE YOUR BEST.
AND EVEN MORE IS ASK OF YOU,
FATE WILL DECIDE THE REST.

ALL THE STARS ARE GONE BUT ONE,
MORNING BREAKS, HERE COMES THE SUN.
'CROSS THE SKY NOW SINKING FAST,
SHOW ME SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!

THREE BLUE STARS RISE ON THE HILL,
SING NO MORE NOW JUST BE STILL.
ALL THESE TRIALS SOON BE PAST,
LOOK FOR SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!

ONE BLUE STAR SETS ON THE HILL,
CALL IT BACK YOU NEVER WILL.
ONE MORE STAR SINKS IN THE PAST,
SHOW ME SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!

ALL THE STARS ARE GONE BUT ONE,
MORNING BREAKS HERE COMES THE SUN.
'CROSS THE SKY NOW SINKING FAST,
SHOW ME SOMETHING BUILT TO LAST!!!!!!!
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Lyrics submitted by keith.
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