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    Lyrics are very difficult


    Following is part of the [COLOR=blue! important][COLOR=blue! important]lyrics[/COLOR][/COLOR] in The Closing of the Year:

    For nothing is more precious
    than the time we have and so

    We all must learn from small misfortunes
    count the blessings that are real

    Can you expain in a very easy way:
    1. What is "the time we have" means?
    2. What is "and so" means?
    3. "count the blessings that are real" means "count the good things we have got"?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Harmless drudge
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    Re: Lyrics are very difficult

    1 The time 'we' (either as individuals or as a race) have as living people.
    2 'and so' simply links the second two lines to the first two
    3 I think you've got the meaning; maybe there's also a sense that we should only pay attention to real things (and not consider imaginary ones). But that sounds a bit cynical/calculating for this song - they probably used 'real' because they needed a rhyme (for something you haven't quoted).


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    Re: Lyrics are very difficult

    Thanks a lot for your help!

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