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Old Man
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Edward Null
2008 Edward Null
TBA
Tue Oct 14, 2008
Acoustic : Folk
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Old Man
Copyright 2008 Edward Null


Old man in a rockin’ chair with a wineglass in his hand
Extrapolates the universe from a single grain of sand.
He spoke of truth and beauty, and the arrogance of man,
Then he closed his eyes and sighed.

In a while he raised the glass and took another sip.
Then he dragged a well-worn flannel sleeve across his lips.
He said, “Son, you need to understand, you gotta get a grip
On what’s important in this life.”


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You can’t count on anyone if you can’t count on yourself.
You have to learn to stand your ground and not use somebody else.
There’s miles to go and truth to know and promises to keep.
There’s things to mind and love to find and dreams to line your sleep.



He looked to the horizon, set down the empty glass.
Said, “This life ain’t so bad if you learn to let it pass.
Try to pick your battles, and don’t rush in too fast.
Take some time to breathe the air.”

Then he winked, said, “Watch your back, there’s danger all around.
There’s dignity and souls for sale at pennies for a pound.
As you go try not to lose what wisdom you have found.
Remember gems are everywhere.”


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I got up to go, he said, “There’s one more thing I’ve learned.
Time goes by and people change and some bridges need to burn.
There’s miles to go and truth to know and promises to keep.
There’s things to mind and love to find and dreams to line your sleep.”
Dreams to line your sleep, dreams to line your sleep.