Old Man

Album: Sail Away (1972)
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  • Everyone has gone away

    Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

    No one cared enough to stay

    Can you hear me? Can you hear me?

    You must remember the old man

    I know that you can if you try

    So just open up your eyes old man

    Look who's come to say goodbye

    The sun has left the sky old man

    The birds have flown away

    And no one came to cry old man

    Goodbye old man goodbye

    You want to stay I know you do

    But it ain't no use to try

    'Cause I'll be here-and I'm just like you

    Goodbye, old man, goodbye

    Won't be no God to comfort you

    You taught me not to believe that lie

    You don't need anybody

    Nobody needs you

    Don't cry, old man, don't cry

    Everybody dies Writer/s: RANDY NEWMAN
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Linda from Frisco TxFinally, after three years, ‘able to mourn the death of my husband of 55 years
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