In My Lifetime (Closing Version) lyrics

Hey boy, you got the address
On the street of unknowns
Big man smokin' on a cigar
Dealin' on the telephone
Hey boy, look out for flim-flam
If you wanna go real far
Been there,
And I believe,
You got to be what you are
In my lifetime
In my lifetime

Hey boy, you look like a million
Hey now, show 'em what you got
Hey boy, what you got to run from?
I'll teach you all that I forgot
In my lifetime
In my lifetime

Hey boy, when you write a rock tune
You give up a piece of your soul
Stay boy underneath a rockin' moon
Try before you get too old

Hooray, got yourself a road gig
Any gig's gonna be fine
Okay, you gave up your real life
And I know why
In my lifetime,
I have been there
I have dreamed it
In my lifetime

L, I, F, E
In my
T, I, M, E
In my lifetime
(Holly Holy love)

In my lifetime
(Holly Holy love)
(Shilo, when I was young)
In my lifetime
In my lifetime
In my lifetime
In my lifetime

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What do you think is the meaning of In My Lifetime (Closing Version) by Neil Diamond?