Nothing new under the sun
Whatever is has been before
Whatever will be has already been
It isn’t new wisdom to say
There’s nothing new under the sun
Is it better to be rich than be poor?
Is it better to be poor than be a fool?
– better to be sad than laugh all day?
– better to do right than seem cool?
Refrain: There’s nothing new under the sun
No new wisdom, no new revelation
There’s plenty hidden that once was open
But there’s nothing new under the sun