Monday, February 04, 2008

"Middle Age" - Steve Forbert

MIDDLE AGE

Middle age is diff'rent,
Now you're someone else;
Now you've got some sense
Of how much time perhaps is left.

Middle age is central,
Now you tend to know
Not just where it's been you've been,
But where you'll likely go.

Chorus
Middle age, middle age, I say,
In a new, older now, later stage.

Middle age is clearer,
Now it dawns on you;
Now you hafta laugh at what you
Used to think you knew.

Middle age is cloudy,
Rain or sleet or snow?
Don't you wish you knew those things,
In fact, you once did know?

Repeat chorus

Here's your middle age years
Here's your middle age years.

Middle age is hectic,
Much less time for fun;
Clearly it's a good thing youth is
Wasted on the young.

Repeat chorus

Middle age is telling,
Now you see it's so;
All those old, gray people aren't to
Blame for being slow.

Middle age is further,
Closer to the end;
This will be as young as you will
Ever be again.

Middle age, middle age , I say,
In a new, older now, later stage;
Middle age, middle age, I say,
Call it half by the best you can gauge,
Middle age.

Here's your middle age years,
Here's your middle age years,
Here's your middle age years,
Here's your middle age years.



Lyrics from Steve Forbert's website