"Old Man & Me" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
Well an old man said to me
In a voice filled with pain
Where you going young man
Said I'm going to fight a war
Gonna fight for my country
In some foreign land
He said "The sun will never hurt you
Never harmed anyone
But you must realize
If you try to stare her down
She will win in the end
She will burn your eyes
She will burn them
Seen a million places
Seen a million faces die
And I wonder who will walk with me
When I get to Heaven
He said "Boy I was young once
Yeah I was tough
Sailing on Uncle Sam's boat
Hey I could kill the enemy
I could die on foreign streets
But I could not vote
But now you walk by me
You won't talk to me
Say this is my fate
But every time you walk the streets boy
Most of them you meet
You see it's you they hate
It's you
Seen a million faces
Seen a million places die
And I wonder who will walk with me
When I get to Heaven
I hope I get there
Seen a million places
Seen a million faces die
And I wonder who will walk with me
When I get there
See this woman sitting next to me
She's been there for a long, long time
And when I fell, she picked me up
When I cried, she wiped my tears
I thank god she's mine
And when I leave this world
She won't have anything
But her love for me
Cause the man took everything else
Made me hate myself
So just let her be boy
Won't you let her be

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"Old Man & Me" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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  • +2
    General Commentat first i thought this was just a normal coming of age tune, but when i see the lyrics its blatently obvious that theres a sense of anger due to the racism experienced by the "old man" how he could die in foreign streets but i could not vote.. its shocking no one has commented on this yet
    lunchbox90857on April 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's about the rejection that Vietnam veterans felt when they got back. God bless America and everyone who does right.
    joegunchon June 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentincredible song! for my is about sometimes you have to hear to more experienced people, also leave me with the felling that the old man is very depressed
    ecuindexon January 31, 2008   Link

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