“Old Man”



Old man look at my life,

I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.Old man look at my life,
Twenty four
and there’s so much more
Live alone in a paradise
That makes me think of two.Love lost, such a cost,
Give me things
that don’t get lost.
Like a coin that won’t get tossed
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Lullabies, look in your eyes,
Run around the same old town.
Doesn’t mean that much to me
To mean that much to you.

I’ve been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I’m all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life
I’m a lot like you
I need someone to love me
the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes
and you can tell that’s true.

Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.
Old man look at my life,
I’m a lot like you were.

Harvest was a great album. Old Man was one of the best tracks. The song was inspired by an old man who lived on Young’s ranch, his ranch foreman Louis Avila,  : “Old man look at my life/I’m a lot like you were.” Familiar themes of loneliness and lost love are also present: “Live alone in a paradise that makes me think of two” recalled with a certain pain “love lost/such a cost/give me things that don’t get lost.” Yet he is still searching for a heart of gold: “I need someone to love me the whole day through/Oh one look in my eyes and you can tell that’s true.”

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