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You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
MALE VERSION - David Harkins, © 1981 FEMALE VERSION - David Harkins, © 1981
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We can shed tears that he is gone
Or we can smile because he has lived.

We can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or we can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Our hearts can be empty because we can't see him
Or we can be full of the love we've shared.

We can turn our back on tomorrow and live for yesterday
Or we can be happy tomorrow because of yesterday.

We can remember him and only that he is gone
Or we can cherish his memory and let it live on.

We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs
Or we can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
We can shed tears that she is gone
Or we can smile because she has lived.

We can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or we can open your eyes and see all that she has left.

Our hearts can be empty because we can't see her
Or we can be full of the love we've shared.

We can turn our back on tomorrow and live for yesterday
Or we can be happy tomorrow because of yesterday.

We can remember her and only that she is gone
Or we can cherish her memory and let it live on.

We can cry and close our minds, be empty and turn our backs
Or we can do what she'd want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.
MALE VERSION - David Harkins, © 1981 FEMALE VERSION - David Harkins, © 1981
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