Before I'm Old
Lyrics


I WAS BORN AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY,
LUCKY TO BE BORN AT ALL,
GREW UP WAY DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI,
WHEN I HEARD ROBERT JOHNSON CALL

(CHORUS)
BUT I’VE SEEN A LOT AND I DONE A LOT,
TOO YOUNG TO LAY DOWN IN THAT HOLE,
I’M JUST TRYING TO FLY HIGH AND NOT DIE,
BEFORE I’M OLD

BREAKING ROCKS ON A CHAIN GANG,
UP UNTIL THE SUN WENT DOWN,
TOO MANY SOULS ARE BURIED,
IN THE DIRT POOR DELTA GROUND

(REPEAT CHORUS)

I PUT LIGHTNING BACK IN BOTTLES,
POKE RATTLESNAKES JUST FOR FUN,
PEOPLE SAY I GOT AN OLD SOUL,
AND I AIN’T EVEN TWENTY-ONE

BUT I’VE SEEN A LOT AND I DONE A LOT,
AIN’T READY FOR THE HOLE,
I’M JUST TRYING TO FLY HIGH AND NOT DIE,
I’M JUST TRYING TO FLY HIGH AND NOT DIE,
I’M JUST TRYING TO FLY HIGH AND NOT DIE,
BEFORE I’M OLD

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