From the album Always With You

Lyrics

Reading or Writing
©1995 by Annabella Wood

Are you reading or writing the book of your life?
Are you actually deciding what happens in your life?
Are you making your choices or leaving them to chance?
Are you leading or following in life’s dance?

I started doing things I didn’t understand.
So I went right inward, to talk right to the man.
I said, “Hey Higher Power, why am I doing this?”
And my Higher Power’s answer went something like this.

Honey, child, you’re much too detached.
Your whole life has been nothing but an act.
And you aren’t even participating.
It’s more like you’re reading.
Eagerly waiting,
To see what happens next.
You’re just thumbing through the text.
To see what happens next...

Put your pen, to the paper.
It’s time that you author, the book of your life.
So put your pen, to the paper.
It’s time that you author, the book of your life.

Are you reading or writing the book of your life?
Are you actually deciding what happens in your life?
Are you making your choices or leaving them to chance?
Are you leading or following in life’s dance?

I promise me now, from this moment on,
I am the author of, the book of my life.
I promise me now, from this moment on,
I am the author of, the book of my life.

Are you reading or writing the book of your life?
Are you actually deciding what happens in your life?
Are you making your choices or leaving them to chance?
Are you leading or following in life’s dance?