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  1. Hey Old Man

From the album Choose Love

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Lyrics

HEY OLD MAN
KERRY PATRICK CLARK, JEFF HARRIS

I met him on the road from Jacksonville a weathered thumb a worn guitar
Said I figure you for a player too just like me bound for another bar
I ain't looking for no friendship here and I'm going as far as New Orleans
I s'pose it'd be ten hours if we stop for food and gasoline

He said I'm not much of a singer son more a painter with a pen
He said I only know four chords I'm trying to finish all the songs I've been

CHORUS
Hey old man won't you sing your songs
Let me look at your life
Hey old man take me down your road
It must be better than the one I'm on tonight

I broke the silence after sunset It's another damn long day behind
Old man my dreams and songs it seems ride a merry-go-round called my life
He said songs are nothing more than stories a mere reflection of a life
It's only fear that keeps you here it's through darkness that you'll find your light

He told me all about his younger days of what an angry man was he
I worked and I wasted years in waiting and now this old lonely man is me

CHORUS
Hey old man won't you sing your songs
Let me look at your life
Hey old man take me down your road
It must be better than the one I'm on tonight

We stopped to rest outside of Alabama when I woke I found him gone
I would have sworn he was just my dreaming until I found this unfinished song

CHORUS
Hey young man won't you sing your songs
Let them look at your life
Hey young man take them down your road
It must be better than the one I'm on tonight
Make it better than the one I tried to write


©2001 Kerry Patrick Clark, Jeff Harris