“Born Too Late” by The Clarks. Presented by Melissa Moore. Selection. I chose this song because it has been my favorite since I was a senior in high school. I originally loved this song because of the “embrace your time” lyrics and, of course, the allusions.
Presented by Melissa Moore
Vincent, will you teach me how to paint?Teresa, will I ever be a saint?John, I really think your songs are greatI was born too late
William, will you teach me how to write?And Cassius, will you show me how to fight?And Thomas A. I think I see the lightI was born tonight
I've had a hard time leaving this townI've been losing everything that I've foundI'm gonna search the sky, kiss the groundBuild it up and tear it back down
I've had a hard time leaving this placeI've been counting all the lines on my faceI'm gonna curse the sky, hit the groundAnd what goes up comes tumbling down
Jimishow me how you play that thingElvis, will I ever be a king?And Jerry all the joy and love you bringI was born to sing
Martin Luther King show me the wayJesus, Buddha, teach me how to prayChristopher, I think I see the bayI was born today, I was born today
2. I am not as talented as William (Shakespeare), strong as Cassius (Clay), or smart as Thomas (Edison); I was born tonight….and I will try to find myself.
3. I am not as musical as Jimi (Hendrix), famous as Elvis (Presley), or funny as Jerry (Lee Lewis or Seinfeld); but I was born to sing…I have found my passion.
4. I am not as passionate as MLK, devote as Jesus or Budda, or courageous as Christopher (Columbus); but I am born today…I am living my life.
Chorus 1: I can’t leave this town but find myself going in circles staying here.
Chorus 2: I have a hard timing leaving, but I am getting older and realize I get what I give.
The Clarks are a rock band originating in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Born: the existence of an individual human being or animal.
In this song, the word born not only implies life but the embracing of life.
The Clarks, “Born Too Late” Let It Go. Razor &