Mac Davis - Stop and Smell the Roses Lyrics

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Hey Mister
Where you going in such a hurry
Don't you think it's time you realized
There's a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
And there right before your eyes

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way

Before you went to work this morning in the city
Did you spent some time with your family
Did you kiss your wife and tell her that she's pretty
Did you take your children to your breast and love them tenderly

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way

Did you ever take a walk through the forest
Stop and dream a while among the trees
Well you can look up through the leaves right straight to heaven
You can almost hear the voice of God
In each any every breeze

You got to Stop and Smell the Roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the Roses along the way

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way

Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Stop and Smell the Roses
  • 2 Soft, Sweet Fire
  • 3 The Sweetest Song
  • 4 Two Plus Two
  • 5 The Birthday Song
  • 6 One Hell of a Woman
  • 7 A Poor Man's Gold
  • 8 Lucas Was a Redneck
  • 9 Kiss It and Make It Better
  • 10 Good Friends and Fireplaces


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Carl Severinsen, Mac Davis
    album: Track 1 in album Stop and Smell the Roses
    release date: 1974
    popularity : 187 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:24
    Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin