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UKArchive ID: 26187Old man,young man by royrodel
Originally published on March 25, 2011 in Song Lyrics

Old man,young man



Standing on the corner, swinging your chain
along came the press gang, promising you power and fame
seventeen not a boy or a man
a bad apple ripe for the picking, a new name
a new life, on the seven seas
and a mind full of big ideas, body full of disease

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man

Your father breaks stones, into gravel
your mother condemned to slave, by the priests gavel
your bullied friends who were easily lead, joined the army
with a promise of pay, and to kill someone dead
you play, with the dream of democracy
not knowing if it's true, or a fallacy

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man

You're waiting for the postman, for the dole cheque
whilst Japan lies poisoned dying and wrecked
you don't care, you just remember how they tortured auld Eck
how they his scarred mind,and all his crying
land of the kamikaze bomber,land of the rising sun
you count your blessings down the barrel of his gun

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man

well,the songs of Abba and ZZ top
British cartoons and American cops is what you respect
you don't want the spotlight or to dance the hip hop
never on the top like the lawyers and architects
your father can't feel all your mothers disgrace
so you turn to God and wine for their embrace

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man

Well the newsman tells you life is pretty certain
to buy your coffin,clear your debts before your sin
whiskey and cigarettes they hook you for the tax
telling you lies are facts, to believe all their spin
you laugh at the criminal as he makes all the rules
as he closes down churches,hospitals and schools

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man

It's a mean street, equinox came and went
another starving child was born without the rent for his life
he'll beg for the milk beg for the executioner knife
his sister is already up for sale to be somebodies wife
old man,young man you give your dole cheque to charity
old man,young man dazed and confused you fall to your knees

Old man,young man toss a copper coin
don't tell anyone what you find
old man,young man













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UKArchive ID: 26187
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