May the 4th Be With You

May the Fourth be with you
Time for our annual hooray
All you Yankee Doodle Dandies
It’s time for the parade down Main Street
In Everytown USA
It’s red, white and blue
Corn-on-the-cobb
Fireworks on high
Lord-a-mighty, here it comes
Another Fourth of July

If you like a marching band, today is your day
If you like your freedom to say what you want
Shout out a “Hey,” if that’s your opinion,
This country is plain great

And to those who protect and serve us
Who fight to keep us safe
Show them your admiration
Make a happy face

To my fellow citizens I send my very best
I’m about to hit the streets wearing my best USA vest

Masterpiece

Here are the lyrics to a song on my soon to be released album, Kernersville. It was inspired by John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach from UCLA, whom I’ve written two books about, who was fond of saying “Make each day your masterpiece.”

MASTERPIECE

Make the most of it
Each and every day
Try not to miss a thing
Don’t get in the way,
Of all there is to savor, of
All there is to learn
Make the most of life
There’s no time to burn

This is it, time is short
Life is good, it is an art
It can be tough, but then – so what
Make the best of that you got

Take a look at yourself
Here you are today
Life might pass you by
But only if you stay
Too long inside
Please come out and play
Make the most of all there is
Make a masterpiece everyday

This is it, time is short
Life is good, it is an art
It can be tough, but then – so what
Make the best of that you got

I have a friend who passed away
Just happened yesterday
For all those gone there’s no tomorrow
For all of us there’s only sorrow
Which is why we have got to say
Make the most of every day
Make a masterpiece every day
Make a masterpiece