The New Old Me

Album: 3 Minute Movies (2020)
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  • Steve Earle:
    There's some things I wouldn't do just for the sake of change
    Anger once used whiskey as a shortcut to my brain
    I'm the last man standing from a happy bunch of fools
    Who thought that they were big enough to kick against the rules
    I had a flair for screwing up, as most of you'd agree
    Welcome to the new old me

    Angus Gill:
    They used to put their crap on me, like I was just a kid
    You told me to toughen up, and that's just what I did
    I built myself a stronger heart, so it don't break no more
    I grew myself a second skin that was thicker than before
    When you're looking in the mirror now, I am all you see
    Welcome to the new old me

    So we're ripping off the rich so we can give it to the poor
    But guys like us can see the world from both sides of the law


    It's nice you give me credit 'cause I know there's credit due
    I just taught you bits and tricks, the rest was all on you

    I've got my future covered, cause I've learn't from your mistakes
    I can run big rings around the phoneys and the fakes

    Earle: If you die well it's not my responsibility
    Welcome to the new old me

    I can do just what I want while I'm stupid, young and free
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