This is one of my favorite songs by Pink Martini, performed by the incomparable Storm Large.
I can see you're thinking lately,
I've been thinking too
About the way we used to be
And how to start anew.
Oh, maybe I'm a hopeless dreamer,
Maybe I've got it wrong,
But I'm going where the grass is green
If you'd like to come along.
Back when I was starting out
I always wanted more,
But every time I got it
I still felt just like before.
Oh, fortune is a fickle friend,
I'm tired of chasing fame
And when I look into your eyes
I know you feel the same.
All these years of living large
Are starting to do us in,
I won't say it wasn't fun,
But now it has to end.
Oh, life is moving oh so fast,
I think we should take it slow
And rest our heads upon the grass
And listen to it grow.
Going where the hills are green
And the cars are few and far,
Days are full of splendor
And at night you can see the stars.
Life is been moving, oh, so fast,