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The old man

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I came up with this one this afternoon its about loss just guitar and Vocal HB 12 string plugged straight into focusrite………Thanks for listening

The Old Man

the old man thought he was king of the hill
Till life made him feel nothing but a fool
As the breeze whistled in over the cliff through a thousand dead trees
And the man in the black said hey what did you see
Then old man said please don’t go asking me
I’m sitting here dreaming of a youth that is gone, oh God
just sit and let me be
Just sit a while and let me be

Well the sun didn’t shine, But the rain didn’t fall
And the grey skies peeled back to reveal the blue
The old man wiped the tears from his eyes
As he opened the book to reveal the truth
The words spoke to him loud and clear
They told him it was the way of the world
To feel lost and totally unfurled
To feel lost and totally unfurled

The night came in it was as black as soot
As he walked with his blistered feet
On a trek through history that would take him on a pilgrimage
Back to the place where they were first to
Where their eyes met up there on the cliff edge
as they wandered amongst all those young trees
Where the young man got down on one knee
and asked her, won’t you marry me

Break

Everyday is so special
Everyday is its own
You can’t go back into history
Life just gets you old
You can’t help it, you can’t stop you can’t plead
You can’t beg, you can’t get hold it back
Age will eventually take a hold
Age will always take it all back

The years went by by ok they had children
They watched them grow up to become men
They had families of their own and lots of grandchildren
That they loved with every ounce of them
The days went by and one day she fell ill
The doctors said they couldn’t help which was a sin
And they laid her down in the ground she was gone
They laid her down in the ground she was gone

the old man thought he was king of the hill
Till life made him feel nothing but a fool
the breeze whistled in over the cliff through a thousand dead trees
And the man in the black said hey what did you see
the old man said please don’t go asking me
I’m sitting here dreaming of a youth thats gone, oh God
just sit here and let me be
Just sit a while and let me be
Just sit a while and let me be
Just sit a while and let me be
Just sit a while and let me be

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vaisvil said

great lyrics on this one.

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oldfolks2 said

Love a 12 string , reminds me of good ole Ronnie Lane , bless him, good stuff ....

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