I’ve listened to a lot of songs in my time and few had any lasting impact on my life that I’m aware of. But there are a handful of lyric lines that have, one of which is The Eagles song Already Gone.
“So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains and never even know we have the key.”
That line has resonated and echoed in mind ever since I first heard it, more because I lacked the courage to just throw the chains off, than for actually doing anything to live up to its implied promise. And looking back I see that it was a mistake to stay in the chains because the longer you go in that direction the tighter they get, the harder it is to cut them off and the less choices you have.
Meanwhile, time you’ll never get back has passed away- b.e.