SONGWRITING

Too Old

By: Laura Alford

I’m too old
To run away
Join the circus
It’s too late for me.
No flying high,
No sparkling tights
No swinging trapeze
I’m too damn old
To start all over
And I’m too young
To settle down.

I’m too old
To fly ’round
And ‘round
In Talledega
It’s too late for that
No burning rubber,
No corporate sponsors,
No racing cap
I’m too damn old
To start all over
And I’m too young
To settle down.

Who’s that in the mirror?
What happened to my face?
When’d my hair turn silver?
Where’s my knee brace?
Why am I surprised?
How’d I wind up in this place?
You know I’m too damn old
To start all over
And I’m too young
To settle down.

I’m too old
To board a train
Bound for nowhere
It’s too late for bets
No raising antes,
No calling hands,
No bluffing regrets
I’m too damn old
To start all over
And I’m too young
To settle down.

I’m too old
To sail away
Cruise the oceans
It’s too late for me
No finding treasure,
No diving reefs,
No wild emotions
It’s too late for me
No selling houses,
No looking back,
No late night devotions
Cause I’m too damn old
To start all over
And I’m too young
To settle down.

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