The Older I Get (the better I was)

Song Description

A nostalgic look at lost youth and approaching geezerhood.

Song Length 3:19 Genre Country - General, Country - Traditional
Tempo Non 4/4 Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Affable, Amiable Subject Life, Comedy, Funny
Similar Artists Clint Black, Joe Diffie Language English
Era 2000 and later


1st Verse
I used to be lean and I used to be strong
I used to fit in and I used to belong
But now I'm the old guy whose hair has turned gray
Sometimes I feel like I'm just in the way
2nd Verse
There was a time when I could compete
In baseball or football, with much quicker feet
Or hit the three pointer at the end of the game
But now I'm too slow, now I'm too lame
The older I get, the better I was
But life keeps on movin', I can't even pause
And every day younger looks better because
The older I get, the better I was
I used to climb mountains to ski from the top
Now I'm so slow that I speed up to stop
3rd Verse
I think back real fondly on those days of youth
I look in the mirror, it tells me the truth
But it's counterproductive to sit and complain
'Cause a young body comes with an immature brain
repeat chorus

Lyrics Chris W. Mortensen, Dale Major Music Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Chris W. Mortensen Publisher South Canyon Music
Performance Chris W. Mortensen, Bob Parson, Jamie Prince Label Chris W. Mortensen

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