You Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise

Album: British Steel (1980)
  • I've had enough of being programmed
    And told what I ought to do
    Let's get one thing straight
    I'll choose my fate
    And it's got nothing to do with you

    The years are flying by and it's time I got high
    Took a sample of the good things in life
    This is a chance
    I'm gonna take
    Gonna kick out trouble and strife

    I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
    Might look a little young
    So what's wrong
    You don't have to be old to be wise

    No I don't care that the people stare
    Accuse me of going mad
    Just get a long hard look into the mirror
    Then, tell me now who's been had

    The way things are going I won't get to show 'em
    Go single all the time's up to me
    So it's off with the ties
    No compromise
    want to taste what it's like to be free

    I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
    Might look a little young
    So what's wrong
    You don't have to be old to be wise

    I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
    Might look a little young
    So what's wrong
    You don't have to be old to be wise

    Alright, I'm gonna gather my things
    Go through the door
    Live and let live from now on
    At last a free hand, no longer pre-planned
    I got a will of my own

    I go as I please
    Fend for myself
    Pull all the stops, throw the dice
    Out on my own, gonna go it alone
    When I need it
    Then I'll ask for advice

    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise
    You don't have to be old to be wise Writer/s: GLENN RAYMOND TIPTON, KENNETH DOWNING, ROB HALFORD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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