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Ya' know that old trees just grow stronger

And old rivers grow wilder ev'ry day

Old people just grow lonesome  -- waiting for someone to say,                                                                                                                                          "Hello in there,       hello"

 

 

 

I remember when old meant 25

old enough to drive,  old enough to have kids

 

I know for some people old means  45

too old to have fun, long past interesting

 

I have friends who worry about it

saying they don't want to grow old

as if it were an illness that be prevented

 

I remember when old meant people who walked slow

someone who talks about the past all the time yet

recall nothing 

 

                                                                                                                                                       I should write a note to myself 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Hello in there

John Prine 

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