Dolly Parton

In The Meantime

Song Information
By: Dolly Parton
Original Appearance: Better Day
Compilations: None
Versions: None

You know people've been talkin' 'bout the end of time
Ever since time began
We've been livin' in the last days ever since the first day
Ever since the dawn of man
Well nobody knows when the end is comin'
But some people tell you they do
Well it might be today, it might be tomorrow
Or in a million years or two

In the meantime, in between time
Let us make time to make it right
And let us not fear what is not clear
Faith should be your guide
Just follow this advice...

And think about life, think about livin'
Think about love, sharin' and givin'
Drop this doomsday attitude and let the spirit flow
These are wonderful times we're living in
God still walks in the hearts of men
And Eden's garden waits within
So let the flowers grow

Well we rant and we rave about the good old days
And how different it was back when
Well the greatest days we've ever known
Are the days we're livin' in
Well we worry about earthquakes, aliens from outer space, nuclear holocaust
Well we're so consumed with the fear of dyin'
The joy of livin' is lost

In the meantime, in between time
Let us make time to make amends
Live the good life, just treat this planet right
And try to all be friends
And sing with me again...

Oh, think about life, think about livin'
Think about love, carin' and givin'
Drop this doomsday attitude and get on with the show
We've walked on the moon, been to Mars
Technically we've come so far
But still we wonder who we are
But farther along we'll know, we'll know

You know people've been talkin' 'bout the end of time
Ever since time began
We've been livin' in the last days ever since the first day
Ever since the dawn of Man
Well nobody knows when the end is comin'
Well that's what the scriptures say
But that's a secret known only to God
He says just to watch and pray

In the meantime, what's the hurry?
In the meantime, now don't you worry
In the meantime, live, laugh, be merry
In the meantime, in the meantime
In the meantime, trouble's gonna shove us
In the meantime, the sky's still above us
In the meantime, you know God's gonna love us
In the meantime, in the meantime, in the meantime