Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven)

Album: Fairweather Johnson (1993)
Charted: 57 13
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  • Well an old man said to me
    In a voice filled with pain
    Where you going young man
    Said I'm going to fight a war
    Gonna fight for my country
    In some foreign land
    He said "The sun will never hurt you
    Never harmed anyone
    But you must realize
    If you try to stare her down
    She will win in the end
    She will burn your eyes
    She will burn them
    Seen a million places
    Seen a million faces die
    And I wonder who will walk with me
    When I get to Heaven
    He said "Boy I was young once
    Yeah I was tough
    Sailing on Uncle Sam's boat
    Hey I could kill the enemy
    I could die on foreign streets
    But I could not vote
    But now you walk by me
    You won't talk to me
    Say this is my fate
    But every time you walk the streets boy
    Most of them you meet
    You see it's you they hate
    It's you
    Seen a million faces
    Seen a million places die
    And I wonder who will walk with me
    When I get to Heaven
    I hope I get there
    Seen a million places
    Seen a million faces die
    And I wonder who will walk with me
    When I get there
    See this woman sitting next to me
    She's been there for a long, long time
    And when I fell, she picked me up
    When I cried, she wiped my tears
    I thank god she's mine
    And when I leave this world
    She won't have anything
    But her love for me
    Cause the man took everything else
    Made me hate myself
    So just let her be boy
    Won't you let her be Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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