before I’m an old old old old man

I don’t even know who you are
but I want to find you
before I’m an old old old old man

You’re right to be afraid
of growing old someday
but it helps to have a friend

Afraid that I’ll live out my days
without you here with me
and I don’t even know who you are

Come fight a war with me
draft me into your army
write a novel or a series

break my hearts a few times
but come back each and every time
stronger than ever before

until finally we’re both
old and grey still smiling
until finally we’re both
in time hearts beating

I don’t even know who you are
but I want to find you
before I’m an old old old old man

You’re rigfht to be afraid
I’ll probably be even more weary
if I’m alone and scary

Afraid of the days I’ll be alone
without you here with me
and I don’t even know who you are

Fought a war and lost
drafted but rejected
wrote a novel of broken plot

broken my heart a few times
the pieces never quite fit
back together again

finally I’m just a single atom adrift
in the cosmic rays that shift
towards the abyss and emptiness
without a heart or any parts

I don’t even know who you are
but I want to find you
before I’m an old old old old man

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