The LouisVillains

Old Man



Credits
Lyric Credits: Gregg Eisenberg
Music Credits: Gregg Eisenberg
Producer Credits: Gregg Eisenberg
Performance Credits: Gregg Eisenberg
Description
Story Behind the Song:
Just to say this is last song I wrote, in Boulder, Colorado
Metadata
Song Length 3:52
Primary Genre Folk-Rock
Secondary Genre -
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Similar Artist 1 Neil Young
Language English
Lyrics
I'm an old man now like I knew I would be
When I was so damn young I was learning to see
I'm an old man, and I know what's in front of me

I got some dark eyes baby and I'm looking through you
I got some white lies lady that I'm saying are true
I wear an old disguise and I'm taking it off for you

Have you never raised your fist and parted water?
Have you never seen the morning sky grow dim?
Have you never snuck into the locksmith's quarters?
Have you never done the things that you condemn?

I'm an old man now I knew John Wilkes Booth
I knew Charlie Chan and to tell you the truth
I feel younger than they ever did in their youth

I won a fortune at dice - I lost it all at the track
I took one look in your eyes, then I won it all back
I got God on my mind - She's the Queen of the One-eyed Jack

I have snuck through well-protected borders
I have seen the cities in your eyes
And I have snuck into the locksmith's quarters
I drove the morning sun out of the sky

I'm an old man and I've learned a few things
Go light on your feet - don't hold back on the strings
Tempt fate when you can and be ready for what she brings

I had a wild child streak like you never have seen
I run on young blood and I still drive a machine
I faced the love in your eyes and the cross and the guillotine

I'm an old man now like I knew I would be
When I was so damn young I was learning to see
I'm an old man, and I know what's in front of me

I got some dark eyes baby and I'm looking through you
I got some white lies lady that I'm saying are true
I wear an old disguise and I'm taking it off for you