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  1. Three Old Men

From the album I Say Yes

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Vocal, AG: Jim Parker
Dobro: Jerry Douglas
Piano: Pete Wasner
Organ: Kevin McKendree
Bass: David Santos
Drums: Nick Buda
Strings: Jonathan Yudkin

Lyrics

Three Old Men

Years of rambling masked the sparkle in Joe’s eyes
Twisted his insides Dried his heart so he couldn’t cry
Eyes like roadmaps drawn one shotglass at a time
Women in a line Empty , hollow pride
Now he’s one of Three Old Men spinning yarns

Years of sunlight seared Jake’s scars chocolate brown
Melted laugh lines into frowns Boiled his spirit down
For 47 years Jake walked a rusty plow
Gathered corn, butchered cows then time caught up somehow
Now he’s one of Three Old Men spinning yarns

Three Old Men 3 long lives Took too damn long to realize
All we got we got today Looking back don’t change the way that
Mornings shine & moonlight glows Seasons come & go
Every day is a piece of life You got to live it or let it go

Work & worry leached the color from Bob’s hair
Drew lines across his cheeks dug furrows in his brow
But his children They brought sunlight to his days
Made him never stray Now that they’ve all moved away
He’s one of Three Old Men spinning yarns

Three Old Men 3 long lives Took too damn long to realize
All we got we got today Looking back don’t change the way that
Mornings shine & moonlight glows Seasons come & go
Every day is a piece of life You got to live it or let it go
[: All we got is today Don’t throw it away::]
[:Every day is a piece of life::] You got to live it or let it go

Jim Parker