Older

I wrote you a letter but you never replied

And something was loosed inside of my mind

You can take a chance and call it independence

But you’ll be gone before your time

Sunshine don’t take on the same meaning it used to

We’re so blasé with each passing day

Even the sparrows are more grateful

Than we are; flying on by the way

We’re growing up but we don't show it

Going fast, but afraid to know it

As though a fragile adventure or two

Could beat out all the blues

My, baby, but you're older now

And my, you are a soldier now

It seems that nobody's looking for love

Because it's old now

And you're older now

And now we're old

I sold all my genius at the county fair

To some pretty children who were standing there

I used to be like them once, but now I know

There’s nobody left to care

Girls and boys trade places

Electric nights and blurry faces

We’re done with personality

It’s easier to fight than to wear

Your heart on your sleeve

My, baby, but you're older now

And my, you are a soldier now

It seems that nobody's looking for love

Because it's old now

And you're older now

And now we're old

Learning about strange men from long ago

To put our knowledge to the test

They forgot to mention that there's a life to live

Though those strange men are in their final rest

I forgot how to use my heart oh, so long ago

I don't know who I am at best

I planned through and through to learn it with you

I said you'd drop your guns, by-and-by, and forget

But my, baby, you're older now

And my, you are a soldier now

It seems that nobody's looking for love

Because it's old now

And you're older now

And now we're old

It seems that nobody's looking for love

Because it's old now

And you're older now

And now we're old

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