Winston Montgomery
You Can't Take It With You (So You'd Better Have It Here)
 
Lyrics
You Can't Take It with You (So You'd Better Have It Here) By Winston Montgomery

Chorus
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
One thing I think you should know
Even if you take it slow
Try to use it up before you go
Because you can't take it with you so you'd better have it here

Verse 1
I was chillin with my surfer buddies out at the Riptide near Ocean Beach
You know, Ocean Beach, the kingdom of fog and rust,
The place where tourists go to drown in the undertow.
It was about closing time and I was still a little dry
I said, "Bartender", his name was Kevin,
"A six pack to go would be heaven."
He said, "What do you think this is, a Seven-Eleven ?"
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here

Chorus
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
One thing you're gonna find
If you want a little peace of mind
Don't leave anything behind
Because you can't take it with you so you'd better have it here

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Verse 2
I was hanging out in L.A. with Angelina Jolie (Hey, it could happen)
Brad was there too. He likes to watch.
She's become so beloved for her charity work around the world that people are trying to find a place for her lips on Mount Rushmore
I said, "Angie, baby, I've got to fly.
Could I get a little piece of lingerie to remember you by?"
She said, "You're really weird, I like that in a guy".
But you can't take it with you so you'd better have it here

Chorus
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
There's a message I'd like to send
If your time is nearing an end
Try sharing it with a friend
Because you can't take it with you so you'd better have it here

Verse 3
I went up to see St. Peter at the Pearly Gates ( Just for a walk through, you know).
There were Mother Teresa and Ronald Reagan hand in hand on top of a cloud.
I didn't see Jimi Hendrix or Curt Cobain or James Dean or Jack Kerouac, John Belushi anyone who looked like they'd be any fun at all.
I said, "St. Peter, I think I'm gonna go.
The action up here seems a little slow
If this is Heaven, give me San Francisco."
He said, "You can't bring it with you so you'd better have it there."

Outro
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here
You can't take it with you so you'd better have it here


Credits
Lyrics Credits: Winston Montgomery
Music Credits: Winston Montgomery
Producer Credits: Austin de Lone
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Description
Short Song Description:
Carpe Diem
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Story Behind the Song:
Metadata
Song Length: 5:37
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Philosophy
Language: English
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