(spoken):
I went to visit a friend of mine in a convalescent home the other day. As I went into her room, she was sitting in an old rocking chair with her head hanging down, looking so lonely. As I touched her on the shoulder, she turned, looked, & as she recognized me, this is what she had to say:

"I'm so glad to see you; you're the first in a long time
You really did something to this old heart of mine
I feel better now that you're here
Today I won't have to shed one tear
My daughter, sometimes she writes"
She said, "My son, my son has dropped completely out of sight
Yes I faded from their young minds
So I guess till the end, I'll live my time
I tell you, it's a sad situation
Livin' in an overlooked generation"

"Sure, we have attention from nurses & doctors too
But let's face it--they're doing what they're paid to do, yeah
Some have forgotten that we are a part of this world
At one time, we were young boys & girls
I tell you, it's a sad situation
Livin' in an overlooked generation"

(Oooo so sad, so so so sad)
So sad to see is when they're no longer young & carefree
When they're taken to a home with one room to call their own
She said, "I might not live to see that day
But my old eyes can see you comin' this way
I tell you, it's a sad situation
Livin' in an overlooked generation"

(spoken, over backing "Sad situation, livin' in an overlooked generation"):
It's a crying shame to see all those lonely people just sitting there, feeling abandoned, so down. You know, we'd better start thinking, 'cause what goes around comes right on back around.



Lyrics submitted by Ocean Soul

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