LYRIC

This Old World – Billy Strings Lyrics

Well there’s nothing worse than feelin’ like you’re first in line for losin’
I thought my life was cruisin’ then it crumbled all away
Well I had a lot to give, but what I gave should be forgotten
Unnoticed like a stranger, I’ll surrender for the day

Well this night was an illusion, it came down like an intrusion
I stay up through the night, though I can’t stand it sinkin’ low
I’m a witness to the fight, between the darkness and the light
You’re a mean old world, I’m leavin’ though I have no place to go
You’re a mean old world, I’m leavin’ though I have no place to go

This old world took me for a ride
I lost everything I had and then my pride
So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go
This old world, she took me for a ride

I was raised when I saw ugliness, to try to make some beauty
Found purpose in the beauty when I couldn’t find the shore
What beauty couldn’t lift just simply floated on adrift
Or on and on directionless and lost forevermore

Well it goes from bad to worse sometimes before it can get better
I’ll string some words together and just try to speak the truth
I have a lot to get, I hope my lot will be forgiven
Well pardon me for living, for the time I’m here with you
Pardon me for living, for the time I’m here with you

This old world took me for a ride
I lost everything I had and then my pride
So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go
This old world, she took me for a ride

When I lay my body down, I’d like to feel the dirt beneath me
And a howlin’ wind can sheath me, and I’ll finally be set free
For a moment you could yawn, and throw my things into a pile
Well my dawn is finally here, and yours might come in just awhile
My dawn is finally here, and yours might come in just awhile

This old world took me for a ride
I lost everything I had and then my pride
So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go
This old world, she took me for a ride

This old world took me for a ride
I lost everything I had and then my pride
So much that I don’t know, but I guess I’m set to go
This old world, she took me for a ride
This old world, she took me for a ride 

  1. Patricia Taylor

    November 18, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Thank you so much for the lyrics.

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