Old Man
words and music by Bill Pere
 
Excuse me sir, have you seen a young woman
Fresh as the morning,
With the grace of a flute song come walking by here?
Excuse me, sir, it seems that I let her hand slip from mine
Now I've lost her somewhere in this crowd I fear...

Pardon me sir, she'd be quite hard to miss,
Her hair silken satin, smile soft as a kiss.
Her eyes like the calm of a clear mountain lake
So deep and so vast,
Please tell me sir have you seen her walk past

Step aside old man, you're in my way
You're just dreaming the things that we all dream each day
The only one around here is a withered old woman
If your dream girl were real then she'd surely be with me...

Excuse me sir, have you seen a young woman
Dressed like a princess,
Draped like a petal in the sweet morning dew?
Pardon me sir, she'd be quite hard to miss,
Cause just being near her makes you light enough to fly
Like the mist of the morning rising into the sky...
 
Step aside old man, you're in my way
You're just dreaming the things that we all dream each day
The only one around here is a withered old woman
If your dream girl were real then she'd surely be with me.

Excuse me sir, have you seen a young woman
With a voice soft as starlight,
A whisper of west wind come calling my name
Pardon me sir, but she'd be quite hard to miss,
Cause she's so full of life,
Please help me sir, please help me find my wife....

Step aside old man, you're in my way
You're just dreaming the things that we all dream each day
The only one around here is a withered old woman
If your dream girl were real then she'd surely be with me...

Excuse me sir... Excuse me, sir...
Excuse me, sir, have you been looking for me?
I'm sorry that I let my hand slip away.
I couldn't call out or run up to catch you,
My voice and my legs just aren't as strong as they used to be...

But here I am old man, are you going my way?
Tell me 'bout the things you've been dreaming today.
If you don't mind being seen with this withered old woman
I'll tell you a little secret...she likes being with you....
 

  Bill Pere. All Rights Reserved

 

 


"If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth,  I wonder what would happen to this world?"  --- Harry Chapin