"Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise" as written by and Glenn Raymond/halford Tipton....
I've had enough of being programmed
And told what I ought to do
Let's get one thing straight
I'll choose my fate
And it's got nothing to do with you

The years are flying by and it's time I got high
Took a sample of the good things in life
This is a chance
I'm gonna take
Gonna kick out trouble and strife

I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
Might look a little young
So what's wrong
You don't have to be old to be wise

No I don't care that the people stare
Accuse me of going mad
Just get a long hard look into the mirror
Then, tell me now who's been had

The way things are going I won't get to show 'em
Go single all the time's up to me
So it's off with the ties
No compromise
Wanna taste what it's like to be free

I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
Might look a little young
So what's wrong
You don't have to be old to be wise

I grow sick and tired of the same old lies
Might look a little young
So what's wrong
You don't have to be old to be wise

Alright, I'm gonna gather my things
Go through the door
Live and let live from now on
At last a free hand, no longer pre-planned
I got a will of my own

I go as I please
Fend for myself
Pull all the stops, throw the dice
Out on my own, gonna go it alone
When I need it
Then I'll ask for advice

You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise
You don't have to be old to be wise


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"Don't Have to Be Old to Be Wise" as written by Kenneth Downing Glenn Raymond Tipton

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    General CommentNo comments?!! Wow! I love this song, it's a nice sample of Rob's vocals, emphasized by sleazy guitarr solos. It's got a nice beat, and the lyrics are uplifting, if not a little rebellious and defiant. Sometimes this is just what we need to get through the day/life. The easy rhythm of the song lends one to overlook the meaning of the lyrics. Anyway, Priest has always been underrated!
    unimportanton April 26, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis one's pretty clear
    pradipon June 01, 2014   Link

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