You Have Lived Song Lyrics

Don McLean


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Don Mclean
album: Track 7 in album Homeless Brother
release date: 1974
popularity : 61 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Blues/Folk
length: 3:42

Album Information

label: United Artists
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Don McLean Homeless Brother cover art


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You have lived such a gentle life upon this earth
that I am stunned by your sight.
If I could give but a token of the love you have,
then I might not be this lonely tonight.

Let them have their smug and their cool, confined by fashion and peer.
I love you for your courage in this frightened atmosphere.
I love you for your courage in this frightened atmosphere.

Oh, there are so few brave one's like you. Need I explain?
Never wondering what to do, what to venture, what to gain.

And, you have loved, in a total way, from flesh to soul.
You speak, without coy without pose.
Your eyes can see that the emperor has lost his clothes.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Winter Has Me in Its Grip
  • 2 La La Love You
  • 3 Homeless Brother
  • 4 Sunshine Life for Me (Sail Away Raymond)
  • 5 The Legend of Andrew McCrew
  • 6 Wonderful Baby
  • 7 You Have Lived
  • 8 Great Big Man
  • 9 Tangled (Like a Spider in Her Hair)
  • 10 Crying in the Chapel
  • 11 Did You Know