Eighty Trips Around the Sun

04:23
Lisa Lambert
Lisa Lambert & Scott Nunley - BMI

Story


Scott was reflecting on his father's upcoming 80th birthday when he wrote this song in 2007. 
It's one of my favorites. 

 

 

Lyrics


The family was gathered ‘round his bedside
The preacher and his friends were standing by
He was in the only house he’d ever lived in
They all knew their old friend was gonna die
 
He raised his head and spoke to those who loved him
Don’t cry for me, I know my race is run
I’ve done something none of you have done yet
I’ve made…eighty trips around the sun!
 
I’ve seen every place that’s worth seeing
I’ve laughed and cried with each and everyone
And I’ve done something none of you have done yet
I’ve made…eighty trips around the sun!
 
He said, “Don’t waste a day, there ain’t too many,
Leave the world a better place when you’re done
And I’ve done something none of you have done yet
I’ve made…eighty trips around the sun!
Yeah I’ve done something done of you have done yet
I’ve made…eighty trips around the sun!