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reggie miles Songs about getting older? (165* d) RE: Songs about getting older? 30 Jun 18

I'm Old
by Reggie Miles 2016 All rights reserved

I'm old, yes I'm old, and I found out today
My tired old frame just gets in the way
So I guess I'll move on and try to find me some place
Where a man can grow older and die with some grace

I've done so many things with the times of my life
I courted an beauty and I made her my wife
I found a good job and then we settled down
Bought a small house on the outskirts of town

I raised a fine family. Shall I tell you their names?
There's Johnny and Mary and Annie and James
But now they've all gone and I'm bent from the wear
With withered old limbs and grey shaggy hair

I'm old, yes I'm old, and I found out today
My tired old frame, just gets in the way
I'm off on my own, after all of these years
Filled with laughter and love and sadness and tears

The American Dream, I've lived it you see
Spent all of my life in this land of the free
I've leveled her mountains and raped her great plains
Damned mighty rivers and poisoned her rains

I've reaped vast wealth, by polluting her soil
I've spoiled her oceans, by spilling her oil
There's not a fish in the sea, nor a bird in the air
That hasn't suffered or died while under my care

I'm old, yes I'm old, and I realized today
My time round here hasn't all gone way
I have no balance in this worldly place
Only struggles and strife over faith, wealth, and race

I have fought mighty battles and wars by the score
I've left millions to starve and ignored the poor
Destruction and death have been my legacy
In the wake of such hate, who cares about me

I've left no solutions only more of the same
No comfort I've given to ease anyone's pain
My words have been lies, my heart's been a stone
I guess it's befitting that I die all alone

I'm old, yes I'm old, and I've naught left to do
But to say my goodbye and farewell to you
And if I should ever pass this way again
I'll try to do better with my time spent here then

Here's a link to the song...

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