The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11242   Message #2830421
Posted By: GUEST
04-Feb-10 - 10:09 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Dirty Old Man (Bob Ruzicka)
Subject: RE: Req/Add: Dirty Old Man (Bob Ruzicka)
An old man stood on the corner and watched some young folks come his way.
They had youthful smilin' faces, prompted that old man to say:
"Howdy, kids. How ya been doin'? Geez it sure is a hell of a day."
They just stared, looked him up and down and walked on along the way.
The old man shook his head, passed his fingers thru hair so gray.
As those kids walked down the street, I thought I heard the old man say:

Been around for 80 summers.
Some were winners and some were bummers.
I've loved 'em all.
Once I was young and full of fun like you.
I had a million dreams and some came true.
You can't win 'em all.

CHORUS: Now I'm old and tired, bent and busted,
Gray and wrinkled and I can't be trusted,
Just a dirty old man.

As I look back on the younger years,
You shared your hopes and you shared your fears.
Yes, I made that scene.
Parents never understood
And I guess that I felt that they never would.
Do you know what I mean?

Well, I've done some livin' in this life of mine.
I've laughed and loved in the summertime.
I remember it well.
Well, there was lips to kiss and hands to hold,
And I never thought I would get very old,
And look at here I am. Here I'm..... CHORUS

And you, you wait 50 years or so,
You'll be standing on the corner with no place to go,
Just a-lookin' around,
And some young folks'll pass you by,
Don't say hello, don't even wave hi,
They'll only put you down.

Look at me, just a dirty old man.

They are the lyrics done by Valdy. Whether they are also Ruzicka's composition I have no way of knowing. No attribution was given on that page.