This Old World

Words & music by Doug Harvey

Chorus
This old world keeps turnin’ ’round
The sun comes up, the sun goes down
I just try to keep my feet on the ground
This old world keeps on turnin’ ’round

Verse
I watch the news on cable TV
I can’t believe the things I see
Talking heads lying with impunity
Never-ending war in the Middle East

Verse
I go to bed and I hold my wife
Lying in the dark I think about my life
A Man’s got to feed his kids and do what’s right
But what about the dreams that keep you up at night?

Repeat Chorus

Verse
I buy insurance to conserve my wealth
Exercise to protect my health
Watch my diet, tighten my belt
You got to take real good care of yourself

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Oh, you know there’s nothin’ new in this world
We’ve all got something
We’ve just got to struggle through
Death and taxes, war and peace,
Marriage and divorce
Seems to me you do the best you can
Just to stay the course

Verse
They say that there’s a state of grace
Everybody there wears a smile on their face
No need to run in no rat race
Someday I’m gonna get to that place

Repeat Chorus

© Copyright by Doug Harvey and Bird Ash Music

Appears on

American Delirium
Old Enough to Know Better CD cover
Old Enough to Know Better