Standard (EADGBE)

The old man is laughing tonight

He's young beyond his fears

But then the smile drops from his eyes and we all wind up in tears

The old man's crying tonight

Cause it all happened so fast

He's frightened by the future, embarrassed by the past


So let him be who he wants to be

Cause he ain't ever gonna be young again

And let him see who he needs to see

Cause he never had too many friends

And ask him how he remembers me

Cause I want to know where I stand

How I love my old man

The old man's restless tonight

Just trying to kill his pain

He believes what he says he believes but that don't make him a saint

The old man's lonesome tonight

And he just wants to go home

All those fools who stand in his way why can't they leave him alone