Everybodys Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Lyrics

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Everybodys Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Lyrics

Artist Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99... Wear Sunscreen If I could offer you

only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of

sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no

basis more reliable than my own meandering experienceI will dispense this advice

now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh nevermind; you will not

understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust

me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you

can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really

looked.You're not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future; or worry,

but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by

chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that

never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle

Tuesday. Do one thing everyday that scares you Sing Don't be reckless with other

people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're

behindthe race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember the

compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell

me how. Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements. Stretch

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your lifethe most

interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their

lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds know still don't. Get plenty of

calcium. Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone. Maybe you'll

marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe

you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding

anniversarywhat ever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate

yourself either your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy

your body, use it every way you candon't be afraid of it, or what other people

think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.. Danceeven if you

have nowhere to do it but in your own living room. Read the directions, even if

you don't follow them. Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you

feel ugly. Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for

good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the

people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come

and go,but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps

in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the

people you knew when you were young. Live in New York City once, but leave

before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it

makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise,

politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll

fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were

noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders. Don't expect

anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a

wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out. Don't mess too

much with your hair, or by the time it's 40, it will look 85. Be careful whose

advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of

nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping

it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen...

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