Nickel Creek “When in Rome” from Why Should the Fire Die?

Past is our teacher.  We do well to learn from it.

But we must not forget one thing:

Future is not obligated to be like Past.

Where can a sick man go?
When he can’t choke down the medicine the old doc knows
A specialist came to town but he stays at home
Saying no one knows so I don’t honey when in Rome

Where can a teacher go?
Wherever she thinks people need the things she knows
Hey those books you gave us look good on the shelves at home
And they’ll burn warm in the fireplace teacher when in Rome

Where can a dead man go?
A question with an answer only dead men know
But I’m gonna bet they never really feel at home
If they spent a lifetime learning how to live in Rome

So friends, if we’re not open to What Hasn’t Been, then we may as well give up on life.

Because what’s ahead, is only Future.