Old Enough To Know Better

Written by Doug Harvey

I’m old enough to know better
And young enough not to care
I’ve spent some time underwater
Done my share of walkin’ on air
Ups and downs, I’ve been around
Here, there and everywhere
I’m old enough to know better
And still young enough not to care

My daddy always used to tell me
Don’t bun your candle at both ends
But when the day is done
There’s too much fun
So many parties and so many friends
Drinkin’ and dancin’ and chasin’ girls
Drivin’ hot cars way too fast
You gotta make hay and go out and play
Because the good times might not last

I’m old enough to know better
Still young enough not to care
Too old to rock and roll
But too young for Medicare
I’ve gained a little weight since high school
And I’ve lost quite a bit of my hair
I’m old enough to know better
Still young enough not to care

I’m a baby boomer from the fifties
I loved Lucy and Desi Arnaz
When the Beatles and Bob Dylan came along
I got lost in the rain in Juarez
In the seventies I smoked loco weed
Pretty much every day
Can’t say it ever hurt me much
Or ever really got in the way

Now Jack Daniels and Johnny Walker
Are two of my very best friends
We spend many happy hours together
And the occasional lost weekend
Searching for the perfect blend
Things got crazy in the eighties
In fact they went around the bend
We slowed down but our nights on the town
Will never really come to an end

I’m old enough to know better
Still young enough not to care
I’ve been married three or four times
In between a few affairs
Now I’m probably over the hill
And a little bit worse for wear
But I’m old enough to know better
Still young enough not to care

© Copyright by Doug Harvey and Bird Ash Music

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Old Enough to Know Better