Life Is 

Music by Norman Henry Mamey 

Performed with Ann Ryerson Hall 

  

Life is -- 

Someone smiling when they see you 

With a big bear hug to greet you 

                  That's what life is. 

  

Life is -- 

Holding hands when you're out walking 

Sharing thoughts when you're not talking 

                  That's what life is. 

  

    Not a job that starts at nine, 

    or obsessed with the bottom line. 

    Not a car with chromium wheels, 

    or a fur coat from the seals. 

                  

Life is -- 

Having differences to hash out 

Being told to take the trash out 

That's what life is. 

  

Not a message to be sold 

Or a story to be told. 

Just some daily loving... 

That's what life is. 

  

Life is - 

Choosing colors for the nurs'ry 

Remembering your annivers'ry 

                  That's what life is. 

  

Life is - 

Little boy who says what you say 

Baby girl who wakes the new day 

                  That's what life is. 

  

    Not a maxed out credit card 

    Or an oilwell in your yard 

    Not a diamond you can hock 

    Or the best house on the block 

  

Life is - 

Dinner table conversation 

Taking kids on a vacation 

                  That's what life is. 

  

    Not a flat in Paris, France 

    Or a Hollywood romance. 

    Just a time for loving... 

    That's what life is. 

     That's what life is. 

    That's what life is.