Gettin' Old

Story Behind The Song

written for a 60th birthday

Song Description

a look at living life to the fullest despite the fact that life's prime is past.

Song Length 3:53 Genre Jazz - Smooth Jazz, Folk - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed, In High Spirits Subject Age, Aging, Regret
Similar Artists Carole King, Jack Johnson Language English
Era 2000 and later


I'm getting' old, my warranty is through
My cells are per mutatin' and there's nothin' I can do
Yes, I've aged and its not a pretty sight
But I won't be layin' down easy
I'll be puttin' up a fight

I'm getting' old and there's nothin' left worth tryin'
I'd sell my soul to stay young forever
But Beelzebub isn't buying
I've seen better days
But I've seen a whole lot worse
I might just live forever
I could be the first

Don't hand me down that walkin' cane
I'm not ready for that
I'm still jumpin' hurdles in the human race
Like to se how far I get
Don't tell me I can't do that anymore
Cause I'm probably not going to quit
Gonna keep on enjoying myself
'Till the bucket gets kicked

Don't hand me down that walkin' cane
Cause I'm turnin' back the clock
I'd rather put on dancin' shoes
Yes, I'm ready to rock

I'm getting' old
There I've gone ahead and said it
The cats out of the bag
And you know I don't regret it

Cause no one's getting' any younger
We all now where we stand
And I don't care who you are
You've got to live life while you can

Lyrics Jim Stephens Music Jim Stephens
Producer Jim Stephens Publisher Jim Stephens Music
Performance Jim Stephens
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