ALL of us play our very best gameâ€” Any other time. Golf or billiards, itâ€™s all the sameâ€” Any other time. Lose a match and you always say, â€œJust my luck! I was â€˜offâ€™ to-day! I could have beaten him quite half-wayâ€” Any other time!â€
After a fiver you ought to goâ€” Any other time. Every man that you ask says â€œOh, Any other time. Lend you a fiver! Iâ€™d lend you two, But Iâ€™m overdrawn and my bills are due, Wish youâ€™d ask meâ€”now, mind you doâ€” Any other time!â€
Fellows will ask you out to dineâ€” Any other time. â€œNot to-night, for weâ€™re twenty-nine â€” Any other time. Not to-morrow, for cookâ€™s on strike, Not next day, Iâ€™ll be out on the bike â€” Just drop in whenever you like â€” Any other time!â€
Seasick passengers like the seaâ€” Any other time. â€œSomething . . I ate . . disagreed . . with me! Any other time Ocean-travâ€™lling is . . simply bliss, Must be my . . liver . . has gone amiss . . Why, I would . . laugh . . at a sea . . like thisâ€” Any other time.â€
Most of us mean to be better menâ€” Any other time: Regular upright characters thenâ€” Any other time. Yet somehow as the years go by Still we gamble and drink and lie, When it comes to the last weâ€™ll want to dieâ€” Any other time!