Hello old friend (Feat. Allen & Ray Brookes)

Story Behind The Song

* A new updated version of an older song i wrote* A light hearted song about people who need to face up to growing older, and changing their ways. Set to a country music style backing.

Song Length 4:31 Genre Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Gloomy Subject Change, Life
Language English Era 2000 and later


I got a bruised and battered face
Cos I've just been put in my place
By a man, who's half my age
Yeah it's the end of my, philandering ways

You see, I forgot that I'm a 63
The damn liquor made a complete fool out of me
When I took advantage of that man's wife
Yeah I kissed her quick and I...slapped her cute little behind

That's when his fist came a crashing down 
On the left side of my face
And he sent me spinning round and round and round again in disgrace
Then a two for my guts and a one punch on a my nose 
But where my false teeth went to?  (Well?) nobody knows... 

So goodbye to my good old days
And goodbye to my roving ways
Goodbye to my good looks and my youth
Ta-ta to my teeth and hair 
Well I guess, now I can see the truth
Hello old friend...

(Musical break)

At the Count of ten, well I gotten up off the floor
And in a daze, I think I, staggered off to the door
With howls... of laughter ringing in my ears
I guess it's gunna be... the last time that I'll ever be back in here 

Now I've got to be a better man
I've got to act my age and do the best I can
Try to be devoted to my wife
Try to live a happy and sober life

Yeah I been such an old fool
Cos I been such an old fool
Goodbye old friend ...goodbye old friend...
...Goodbye...hahaha...till next time tho...

Lyrics Darren Gibbons Music Ray Brookes/ Darren Gibbons
Producer Ray Brookes Performance Keith Allen / Ray brookes

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