C Em C Em Here I am, 10 years have I. C Am F G Watch me run, watch me play, watch me cry. F C F C Time has no time, the world is mine, Am F G And it takes 10 years, for a year to go by. Fm Em G C
Here I am, now 21.
Learned all I need for a life that's just begun.
I know the rules: old men are fools.
And it takes 7 years for a year to be done.
Here I am, past 42.
All that I know now, if only, then I knew.
Tricked by time, now I find
That it takes just a year for a year to be through.
Here I am, as old as old.
All sayings have been said; all stories have been told.
Taught by time, the greatest crime
Is to live less than a year when a year has unrolled.
F Em G C Less than a year when a year has unrolled.
(Words and music by Phil Ochs, 1963)
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