"This Old Man" as written by Peter Leo Rickard Wichers, Peter Leo Rickard Wichers and Warrel Dane....
I remember this old man and the wisdom he shared with me
Upon his knee I'd listen
I remember words he spoke and the look behind his quiet eyes
In silent bliss life gives little lessons

He spun tales of worlds unseen
Now he sacrificed his youthful dreams
He lived his life again just for me
He raised children to be strong
They flew into the city lights, such busy lives
He wished they'd visit home

I will remember the words of this old man until my dying day

It took his death to bring them home
To the empty rooms where they had grown
Where he died alone
And they buried him next to his bride
I held her hand as my mother cried
Just a child of five, now I understand

Now I understand the words of this old man


Lyrics submitted by buggie92

This Old Man song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentthe song relates to Warrel's grandfather, probably one of the best written songs ever produced in history of mankind !
    PublicFailureNumberOneon February 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment He actually cried in studio while singing the very last lines: "they buried him next to his bride, I held her hand as my mother cried, just a child of five".
    PublicFailureNumberOneon February 14, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain