This Is All I Ask
by Gordon Jenkins
As I approach the prime of my life,
I find I have the time of my life
Learning to enjoy at my leisure
All the simple pleasures
And so I happily concede:
This is all I ask;
This is all I need.
Walk a little slower when you walk by me.
Stay a little longer with the lonely sea.
When you shoot at bad men shoot at me.
Take me to that strange enchanted land
Grownups seldom understand.
Leave a bit of color for my heart to own.
Stars in the sky
Make my wish come true before the night has flown.
And let the music play as long
As there's a song to sing
And I will stay younger than Spring.